It's hard to describe the magic of Mendocino to those who have never experienced it for themselves. I feel so fortunate to get the opportunity to participate in the Mendocino Music Festival and I always leave inspired and rejuvenated with a full heart.
Charming town with the festival tent on the bluffs.
My sweet hosts Kathy and Don surprised me with a bouquet of fresh picked flowers from their garden for my birthday. Thank you!
The loft practice studio of my dreams. I played a lot of Bach this summer.
The weather was surprisingly warm and sunny for most of the festival, but we got a few good foggy days in (my fav).
Grass for days.
Brunch date with Luke at Egghead's - my first time there and who knew it was Wizard of Oz themed?
Visited the llamas again for the annual orchestra party and got a pretty good llama headshot session in.
More yummy food, this was at Silver's. Maybe the best cioppino I've had...?
We had an exceptional group of Emerging Artists this year - all wonderful musicians and more importantly really great human beings. Every single one of them, can't say enough. ❤️ It felt different not playing chamber music this time around but I loved being on the other side of it and getting to enjoy the concert as an audience member!
Till next time Mendo. I ❤️ you.