I’m really looking forward to this coming week. I will be performing concerts with Chicago’s Baroque Band that will use period instruments on June 4, 5 and 11. During the same week I will be playing with an orchestra using modern instruments for Chicago Opera Theater’s new production of Handel’s opera “Orlando” on June 3, 6, and 8. It will be interesting to perform back to back concerts using modern instruments for one and period instruments for the other to see what the musical impact is in each situation. I invite you to attend a performance of each and let me know if you prefer the use of modern instruments or period instruments and why.