More performances, international travels, and ‘jury’ service!

The big news of August was our trip to Rancho Puerta which was preceded by three days in San Diego. We have a special AirBnB (Athena-Rae and Bo Hart) where we have stayed a number of times. The highlight of this visit was to spend an evening with our great friend Dame Zandra Rhodes, Britain’s […]

A new flute, a new president, and new projects!

Today it is exactly fifty two weeks since I slipped and broke my wrist and I am happy to report that my wrist, hand & fingers have almost recovered! Who would have believed that it would take so long? It is also fifty two weeks since I agreed to sell my Brannen-Cooper flute in order to buy […]

USA Tour Blog – Week Three

Before I tell you about the last week of my US Tour, I wanted to remind those of you in Mexico and the USA about our trip to Cuba at the beginning of November. We have half the number of people we need to sign up for the trip and we are hoping to find […]

USA Tour Blog – Week Two

We flew from Washington DC to Raleigh NC with United Airlines and because of our Gold status we were lucky enough to be upgraded, in addition to which, before the flight we enjoyed the luxury of the Red Carpet Club (we became Life Members in the seventies!) In Raleigh we met up with several old […]

USA Tour Blog – Week One

On Saturday, 7 April, at the beginning of our three week East Coast Tour of the USA Michael and I flew out of Mexico City with United Airlines (excellent service!) into Newark, New Jersey and found that we had traveled from 80 degrees to 40 degrees! Very chilly and a shock to the system! Our […]

2018 So Far – Concerts, Teaching, and Federal Prisons

This has been a really interesting period on a number of different fronts! But first I have to report that my wrist/hand/arm and fingers have all improved significantly since December. My wrist does seize up every now and again and those chilly weeks at the beginning of the year were not what I needed – […]

Join me in Cuba for an exclusive performance!

Last year, the highlight of the year was giving the premier of Arturo Márquez’ marvelous flute concerto ‘Concierto Son’ in the Palacio de Bellas Artes with the Mexican National Symphony Orchestra. It was a big success and the audience was so enthusiastic that we had to repeat the last movement at both concerts. This year, […]

That Was The Week That Was!

Every year we plan to take a summer holiday like we used to “in the old days” and every year something crops up. This year our holiday plans fell through because I am just too busy – I’ll tell you why in my next blog… Anyway, knowing that we couldn’t take a holiday we decided […]

On The Move!

I am really sorry not to have been in touch lately but life I have had several trips and a lot of work preparing for my upcoming concerts. At the beginning of April we had a very successful tour in Tamaulipas – Nuevo Laredo, Cuidad Victoria and Matamoros – with PEDRO MI AMOR. Full houses […]

Art, the USA, and Mexico

A few months ago I spoke at a UNESCO conference about art and the US-Mexico border. I really wanted to share my speech with you, so here it is below! I hope you enjoy it. I was very lucky growing up in Oakland – indeed, I have been very lucky all my life. That’s not […]