On Monday after work I took the train down to the city to attend an open rehearsal of the Civic Orchestra at Symphony Center. I had some time to kill beforehand so I went to the bust of Sir George Solti on the East side of Michigan avenue. Just standing there the memories swirled in me as I sang at the dedication of this bust in 1987 singing with the Glen Ellyn Childrens Chorus. The whole experience just wandering around the city was just fantastic. The rehearsal was run by the current director of the CSO Riaccardo Multi. I couldn't help but marvel at the whole experience and I was entirely glad that I made the time to attend the rehearsal.