I’m grateful for hard workers. We snuck into part of the final orchestra rehearsal for Aida which opens here on the 9th, and I shot this candid photo while the 2 cellists worked together a bit after the proper rehearsal was finished. I loved the site of the empty pit, no overtime being paid, no one waving a baton, and musicians just working to make it better – simply for the sake of making it better. I know this goes on in many orchestras (not all – but many!) but I still love to witness it – it brings me a feeling of solidarity with the folks in the pit. Graçias, Amigos! (And for the record, it’s like Christmas all over again to hear Dolora Z in this role!!!)