I’m just back from the “Lie Down and Listen In the Dark” event at DePauw University, where I am the cello professor. Katya Kramer-Lapin (fantastic pianist) and I played the “Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus” from Messiaen’s Quatour pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time), and the Rachmaninoff cello sonata. We sat in the middle of the barely-lit stage of Kresge Auditorium in the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts, surrounded by 25 or so college students, and a few professors and middle-aged friends, who were lying on sleeping bags or blankets. My ten-year-old student and his mother were the first to arrive.
It was a wonderful experience for me, which I’ll write more about soon. I wanted to get this up ASAP so anyone who was there and wants to share what it was like for them has a place to do so. Some comments may show up on the Facebook event page, too.