I realize that I don't put many photos of myself on this blog, but that's what I look like. Sorry to ruin the mystery.
IHMS has a good-sized orchestra with a phalanx of 'cellos, three basses, and a small but enthusiastic viola section. They play with all the passion required for Gauntlet and all the style necessary for Violet's Tango and I had a great time. I can't wait to come back and hear them in concert on Thursday night!
I also regaled the orchestra with the story of the time I met Lemony Snickett, the inspiration for Violet's Tango.