I turned to John, "wait should we have this right before a black tie concert?" And I shook my own question out. I didn't know why I asked. I had planned to eat as much Mexican food as possible this weekend! Maybe because I was used to eat light right before concerts, but a California burrito was worth it. Seriously I devoured mine. It's something we can't find in NorCal.
So happy afterward.
P.S. Their California burrito comes with guacamole and sour cream by default.
This would have been the 80th soirée for music lovers concert. Paivikki made this concert into a memorial concert dedicated to János. It was a beautiful night of love and music.
It was a little weird to hear Schumann piano quartet andante without János. I know his sound, and without him, the harmony with Paivikki and Cecilia was not the same. Yet, what a heart wrenching and nostalgic performance with a perfect portrait of that sense of loss.
The concert was well programmed. I love the contemporary music pieces too - especially the viola solo. The sitar concerto was awesome too.
The concert was followed by a reception with champagne and cake. It was so great to give Paivikki a big hug in real life and catch up with her and many other UCSD colleagues and professors. I'm grateful for the years of friendship I was lucky to have with János and all the Soirée friends.
It was a special way to spend our Valentine's evening - so much love was there.