It’s been 3 years since I got to record my piece “What These Ithakas Mean”, at the world renowned Abbey Road Studios in London, UK. It was such an honor to conduct my music in the same room where some of the most influential records were created.
The piece was inspired by the poem Ithaka, by C.P. Cavafy. I have fond memories of my mother reciting it to me before bedtime. The final stanza reads:
And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
you will have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.