Tuesday night I had my first yummy stuffed pizza from Zachary's in Oakland. It's so nice to be somewhere where I can get a good pizza again.
Tonight I went to the SF Symphony concert down at the Flint Center at De Anza College in Cupertino. Surprisingly I think the acoustics there are better than at Davies downtown, though it could have just been the seat (I got lucky and got sixth row center). The program opened with Schnittke's Cello Concerto, with its dedicatee Natalia Gutman as the soloist and Kurt Masur conducting. I generally love Schnittke, but the recording I have of the Cello Concerto had never really impressed me. Now that I've heard it live in a fantastic performance, I love it. I'm definitely going to have to track down Gutman's recording. The second half of the program was Brahms' Second Symphony. That was enjoyable, but not outstanding.
Tomorrow it's already time to fly home for the weekend. My flight is on US Air this week, though, so I may or may not actually get there. I'll be so glad when I get past these first few weeks when I booked too late to get seats on American.