For Day 2 of #havehoopswilltravel we are supposed to pick our favorite place. I have lots of favorite places (both literal and abstract), but literally, I've always had a special place since being a small girl for corn fields under wide open skies. As a kid, I would sneak out of our house in the middle of the night, and lie between the stalks looking up at the stars, and even now, there's something about it that appeals to me and makes me happy when crop rotation decrees it's a corn year in front of our house! Music-wise, there's always something about the soft wailing of string instruments that speaks to me and makes me yearn for something that both feels tangible and ethereal, and I've been digging this CD that I recently picked up at a thrift store that combines classical and Appalachian music that makes me feel that way also!
Last night was a true bucket list experience for me. Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile are breathtakingly talented musicians and being able to listen to them in the intimate venue of Bing Concert Hall was a real pleasure. If you haven't listened to their work, scroll to my last pic and check out their latest. Their all Bach program was accessible even to a newbie like me, breathing life and whimsy into music that has been around for ages. And they capped it off with an encore from their Goat Rodeo Sessions, which was the perfect way to end the evening. Thank you #StanfordLive#yoyoma#christhile#edgarmeyer