I was out of town on the east coast starting on May 1, mostly taking my mother around to see friends and relatives. She moved to the Bay Area in 2006 and hadn't visited the east since 2010; in the last couple of years, it's definitely gotten to the point where it's best for me to travel with her. So, there you have it. I missed the Beethoven weird-stuff programs (and the repeat of the Missa), which I regret deeply, and gave my Goerne Winterreise ticket to a friend because I was at my wit's end the last weekend in April.
I'm back now and resuming blogging.