Peter Sargent

A man I loved died today.

Peter Sargent was my boss at Webster University for 11 years. He was the only Dean for the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts from its founding until July this year. He moved the needle in a gazillion lives. He was the man in plaid loved by countless throngs.

And he is gone.

From earlier this year:

I can’t begin to explain these tears.

My love and comfort goes out to his wife and two daughters and grandsons, and to generations of students who tonight are feeling bereft of this life force that was Peter Sargent.

Save the date | JRC cabaret in February


Tuesday, February 25, 8 p.m.
Tentative venue: the new Blue Strawberry in Central West End

Featuring such songs as

I love a piano
Bye, bye blackbird
Accentuate the positive
September Song
The man I love

and more by
Michel LeGrand, Jerry Herman, Irving Berlin, Morton Lauridsen,
Kander & Ebb, Goldrich & Heisler, and of course P.D.Q. Bach!

This is ticketed event.  Stay tuned for details.