March is a great time to be in Miami. The weather is perfect -- not too hot, never chilly and mostly sunny and breezy.
Looking out my hotel room window I was struck by the similarities between the cruise ships lining up to set off for their journeys and our concert hall, which used to be called the Carnival Center (after the cruise ship line).
We played three concerts here this time -- one pops-oriented one with Bolero, Carmen Suite, Roman Carnival, etc. and two symphonic concerts with Enigma Variations, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto and Bolero. Audiences have been great this time around.
It's not always easy to get to a concert here. The Miami Heat play just south of us and often during our concerts. Thursday night we competed with a Heat game and President Obama's arrival in South Beach for a fund-raiser!