The wisteria outside the door is in bloom, days are warm, and it hasn't rained in weeks. And due to a third wave of Covid infections, Tuscany, like almost all Italy, is back in Red Zone. Nothing as severe as a year ago, but it calls for new reserves of patience. It's already been months since I've even rehearsed with anyone, what to speak of performing. I'm composing something challenging–there's that; and I have a handful of performances lined up for July and August while I'