Sometimes it seems easier to get from SFO to Shanghai than to get to LA.  Yesterday was NOT one of those days. A very smooth travel day, and the impeccable hospitality and efficiency of the L. A Phil's staff made for an enjoyable evening. Fred said it was a great concert!  Walt Disney Concert Hall seemed very full and as always we had the feeling people knew us well.  Eric's family came to see his last Christmas in Southern California and, of course former counter tenor Casey Breves- now an LA resident- showed up.