Ya-Ting and I have visited Disney World for Christmas this year and had a fantastic time. In addition to exhilarating shows, flavorful food, imaginative rides and whimsical surroundings, I came back with a new appreciation for the level of coordination and complexity required to deliver high quality experience to so many people consistently.
While being a business selling products and services, Disney has to rise above just those functions to offer a unique and multifaceted experience in order to justify the cost of visiting its parks for people who travel from all over the world.
I had a rejuvenating week-long break with my wife visiting Niagara Falls and Toronto. I have finally found “somewhere, over the rainbow” (See photo!)
Since our return, I have been preparing for Market Square Concerts Summermusic 2014, and thinking about inspiration, or the exhilarating feeling one gets from new ideas or perhaps seeing something familiar in a new light. The repertoire I am preparing is from the century between 1756, the year of Mozart’s birth, and 1856, the year of Schumann’s death. I have performed all of these pieces quite a few times, but as I am working on trios and quintet...