I am playing with the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra this weekend. Saturday night is at Los Medanos College (8pm), and Sunday night is the main event (Halloween) at the Regional Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek (7:30pm). Wear a costume. The orchestra will dress up – which is going to be totally cool. We discussed in the bass section about dressing up as hooded monks, the members of Kiss, or the usual horror masks with blood and splatter. This is a kid event, so bring the rambunctious heathens. There will be a magician. Total buffoonery. We are playing a bunch of appropriate Halloween music: Moussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, Grieg’s Peer Gynt, Bacchanale by Saint-Saëns, and other cool stuff. Should be fun!