Aw, man. For all the fun we've had, I'm really sad to see Charles Ward retire.
NOTE TO READERS: This is my final review as a full-time critic. After 33 3/4 years of writing about classical music for the Houston Chronicle, I am retiring. I thank all my readers for their interest, loyalty and comments. Organizations wishing to submit releases for calendar listings or other purposes should send them to preview. email@example.com. Please include the words "Classical Music" in the subject line in addition to any other description you have.
Happy retirement, Mr Ward. We wish you well. I only hope you weren't forced (get it?) out, or Empiricus will post that dirty underwear picture again!