Sad to say, the bad winds and ash won out. My NYU Ensemble and myself were supposed to leave for Latvia today, but the tour has been postponed due to the unique travel difficulties posed by the Icelandic eruptions. We will be rescheduling the tour for sometime this summer, and our hope is to make a positive out of this situation by using the extra time to prepare even better, particularly in the realm of our cultural diplomacy efforts.
This rescheduling is certainly going to involve some added expense with ticket rebooking fees and such, so we are going to be keeping the fund raising conduit open. Tax deductible contributions to the project can be made at http://nyfablog.wordpress.com/support-this-project/ (don’t forget to put “Latvia” in the comments area when making a pledge).