What a day it was at the South Dakota Symphony. As part of my Music Alive residency, a workshop reading of my new piece in progress, complete with an eager, engaged audience. The orchestra tried out different versions and offered advice, and impressions from the audience reminded me how much people’s experience of music can vary.  See my new blog post for more reflections.  And here, enjoy a shot of our youngest attendees, a whole family who had never been to the orchestra before.  What a way for these little guys to start, hearing short bits of music (including standard rep excerpts that inspired or relate to my efforts) all broken down by the composer. Thank you conductor David Gier, and all the musicians of the SDSO!