I sat down to write our last message to ask humbly for a donation for our year-end fundraiser, but it kind of devolved into some free-form thoughts about our year and the future. We do need your financial support, but I mostly just wanted to take a moment to talk about what TLES means to me:
Thanks so much for coming to the first few shows of our San Francisco season! We had an absolute blast (though my back still hurts a bit from the flog-fest that was Amadeus Regucera’s percussion solo I premiered last week).
The shows these past few weeks have felt really powerful: it has been an honor to share such intentionally challenging work, written for us by some of the most provocative artists making music today, with such curious, receptive, and enthusiastic listeners. Thanks for your support, your enthusiasm, and for, as always, being down for whatever.