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Performances to attend

My fall performances-to-attend schedule is coming into focus, and I’ve purchased quite a few tickets in the past few days.

September 11 — our own jazz series

September 12 — South Pacific at Stages

September 13 — Curious Incident at Rep

September 15 — Harry Potter at SLSO

September 17 — Daniel Schene, piano, at Webster

September 18 — Paul DeMarinis Ensemble at Webster

September 24 — my own studio recital at Webster, and then a faculty recital that evening

September 25 — jazz series at Webster

September 29 — [title of show] at WebCo

September 30 — Lizzie at New Line

October 2 — Debby Lennon jazz concert at Webster

October 6 — Chicago Symphony Orchestra, in Chicago!

October 8 — Webster University Orchestra

October 9 — faculty recital at Webster

October 11 — The Bodyguard at the Fox

October 12 — Spring Awakening at Stray Dog

October 15 — two events at Webster

October 16 — Wind Ensemble at Webster

October 17 — faculty recital at Webster

October 18 — Muny Magic at the Sheldon

October 20 — Hamlet at the Rep

October 21 — The Wizard of Oz by Variety Club at the Touhill

October 22 — SLSO

October 30 — Webster University Chamber Singers pre-conference concert

I shan’t even think yet about November and December.

And there’s also five trips in October and November, which means I’m missing some other things here in town!



From Wednesday, at the Missouri state capitol building in Jefferson City:


Read the full report of the day!

[feature photo at top = a bear (on the Great Seal of the State of Missouri) serves as a finial on the staircase descending from the Missouri Governor’s office]

More photos:mca-day-1 mca-day-11

2016 in pictures

Fifteen years ago

Fifteen years ago today, I led Ball State University Singers in a visit to Washington DC.  We placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, honored Lt. Gen. Timothy Maude (a Ball State alum who was killed in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon), visited the US Capitol, and generally had a grand time.

Brian and Molly place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

Brian and Molly place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

The next day, we sang two concert sets at the White House.  George W. Bush was President then.



Our Capitol visit included a trip to the House floor, where Representative Mike Pence (our elected House member) greeted us and told us some history.  Little did any of us know that 15 years later he would be Vice-President-Elect of the United States. (The very thought is offensive and disgusting.)

Our itinerary:

Sunday, 16 December

6:30 a.m.          Depart Emens Auditorium loading dock
+/- 7 p.m.         Arrive George Washington University Inn, Foggy Bottom area

2001. After a performance at the White House.

2001. After a performance at the White House.

Monday, 17 December

7:15 a.m.          Load bus
7:25 a.m.          Depart for Arlington
7:45 a.m.          Arr. Arlington
9:00 a.m.          Load bus; to Capitol
9:20 a.m.          Arrive Capitol
10:15 a.m.        To Pentagon
11:00 a.m.        Caroling at Pentagon; brief tour follows
3:30 p.m.          Return to hotel; remainder of day free

Tuesday, 18 December

8:00 a.m.          Arrive White House
11:45 p.m.        Depart White House to hotel; load bags
12:30 p.m.        Depart for Muncie; drive fast; get home soon!