Tom here. Last night we went to a piano concert at the hotel that's just around the corner from our condo - in the same complex. "The Lions Hotel" (more or less) is a very elegant setting. The concert was well attended, and held in a cloister-like setting - outdoors, but with a covered balcony all around. It started just before sunset, and there were candles placed all around, along with soft electric light. The pianist was Gilles Vonsattel, a faculty member at UMass Amherst. We noticed that another pianist on this same series is Alessio Bax, our SMU faculty member. Sra. Maria del Carmen Batres (our host) was there also, and introduced us to the woman who runs the concert series. I told her we knew Alessio, as well as his teacher, Joaquin Achucarro. She was excited to hear that, and told us that many (maybe all) of the performers she's geting in are through the Joaquin Achucarro Foundation, and she works with Janet Kafka on this. Small world!