Back with family in Southern California, Dominic and I are preparing to return to the SDEMS Museum concert series, one of our favorite performance venues. Last year was a great success; we were blessed with a large audience, a sunny day in Balboa park, and a beautiful hall to sing in. Really, last year's performance here felt like coming home to something. If you are an early music buff, you know that originally, performance of "chamber music" (musique de la chambre) was so-called because it was presented in beautiful salons such as this. When I was in Europe last summer, I toured around the palace of Versailles with my friend Julie. While she appreciated the historical echoes of the bloody French Revolution, I soaked-in the musical significance of room after gorgeous room, made for this music. Now let's just hope I get over my little cold before tomorrow!

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