Who's in the Burrow?

Sunday Spotlight

Marmot Folk,
This is the first installment of what I hope - with your help - will become an (at least) occasional “Sunday Spotlight” series showcasing what SBA students do when they are not in the class, on the slopes, or conditioning in the Performance Training Center. I hope you will contact me with your suggestions for future Sunday Spotlights. SBA student-athletes have diverse interests and life experiences, most of which I would probably remain ignorant without your help. 
Camille Hartley (second from left) and Sam Zabell (far right)
(photo courtesy of the
Sierra Sun)
This Sunday Spotlight falls on SBA student-athlete-artists Camille Hartley and Sam Zabell. Once a week, both violinists -  each under the tutelage of Truckee violinist Liz Glattly - travel to Reno to practice with the Reno Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra. 
Last night, the YSO performed at Reno’s Pioneer Center for Performing Arts. Please take a moment from whatever you enjoy doing late Sunday evening or early Monday morning to watch the movie clip at http://tinyurl.com/299c49x

The YSO features incredible talent, as evidenced by its recent selection in a competitive audition process to be part of the Los Angeles Orchestra Festival in June, 2011. According to the YSO program last night, “As part of the tour, they will perform in one of the finest halls in the world, The Walt Disney Concert Hall (home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic).” 
The music was powerful, and it was wonderful to have a strong SBA and Truckee contingent in the audience, including Camille’s brother, Drew, there on a Saturday night to support his sister. That defines “Marmothood.” 
Be well,
Marmot Man
PS - For the curious, the pianist featured here is Eri Nishihara, winner of the 2010 Piano Concerto Competition.