Monday, September 3, 2012
We played two concerts in the Kultur and Kongresszentrum Luzern (KKL). The concert hall is new and beautiful, very similar to Miami's Arsht Center.
This time I met up with a recent acquaintance with a Cleveland connection.
Tom Miller is a bassoonist who was raised in Cleveland Heights. He is in the center of this photo. Jonathan Sherwin is on the left.
He studied bassoon with members of the Orchestra bassoon section. Shortly after college he went to Europe where he won a position in Winterthur, Switzerland. He and his wife raised their children in Scotland, so he maintains two residences. They manage a bed and breakfast in Scotland and Tom plays in Switzerland during the season!
I went on some nice runs in Lucerne. My favorite route skirts the lake, going by Wagner's house, Triebchen, then through a park and into a little village also on the lake.