The Orchestra folks gave us fancy snacks and vino! That's my buddy Mike Gill lurking behind the goods.
Dig the eerie underground backstage area of Blossom Music Center ...
... and some blossoms at Blossom before the show:
Violinist Leila Josefowicz joined the group during intermission. She was radiant even though she had just played an incredible John Adams concerto for 30 minutes straight. The evening air was warm humid (for reference, your humble hostess wasn't doing anything and was sweating like an oink).
Not only was she dealing with the heat, Josefowicz was the featured performer so she was right up front with the conductor. She played the intense and complex piece from memory in a beautiful long dress and HIGH HEELS.
Are you kidding me?
Insider note: There were tiny bruises on Josefowicz's neck from where she so brilliantly punished her violin.
People, that is what you call hard-core. HELL YEAH!
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