Day ten of the tour; a watershed! Rule of thumb; if you can get through the first ten days, the rest is easy.

We fly to Bratislava; lunch, a walk around the old city, rehearsal and concert: the tour routine.

Micah Davis, bass trombone is whisked off to the hospital with chest pains minutes before the rehearsal. The trombone section shuffles parts around, we rehearse the changes, and the concert begins.

At intermission Micah returns with our doctor, Dror Berman. Although his color is something between green and grey, he warms up and goes on stage. Micah is tough. After all, we’re playing “Ein Heldenleben”; a Hero’s Life!

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