06/22/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Thursday Evening/Friday Morning

Yesterday evening's event at the Art Institute was a rare opportunity. Steuart Bedford and John Evans, a direct line to Britten. Wonderful conversation and a miraculous demonstration on the piano of Britten's musical language and a lucid explanation of the nature of his musicianship which should have been attended by every serious musicologist in this city which has such an abundance of them. They are NOT paying attention - their loss.

So I am in Ganz Hall at the Chicago College of the Performing Arts for most of the day for the Chicago Neue Stimmen auditions. So depending on what happens this will either be an eventful or an uneventful day ... it will be all consuming anyway!

Owen Wingrave 3 is this evening.