Sam revisits NYC

After Thanksgiving, I had work meetings Monday through WednesdayFlickr Photo in New York, so Amy and Sam joined me in the city. Here’s a gallery of pics from that visit. Early plans to avoid Logan Airport on the Sunday after the holiday led us to book on the Amtrak Acela until a last-minute check on Saturday night revealed that the train provided no baggage check and limits riders to two bags per person. Not so helpful when traveling with baby Sammy. Booking the Delta Shuttle was quick, painless and no more expensive, and the afternoon at the airports was amazingly easy. The NY visit featured a walk through Times Square and past the Saks Fifth Avenue holiday windows, a date night for Amy and I at Carnegie Hall and Greek restaurant Molyvos, and a family dinner with the Golus/Trotz/Celedonia clans. The concert was wonderful – featuring the Boston Symphony Orchestra led by James Levine (who I spotted on our Delta Shuttle flight btw) playing one of Amy’s faves, Mahler’s 4th. The concert also featured Peter Lieberson’s ‘Neruda Songs,’ a haunting set of movements set to Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s love sonnets. And the vocalist was Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, the composer’s wife, ‘natch. The New York Tims reviewed the concert’s premiere the previous week in Boston. We sat with Amy’s teacher Julie Landsman, principal horn of the Metropolitan Opera (also conducted by Levine). She’s a peach of a person, and it was great to finally meet her.

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