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Choir Boy

My Tuesday in NYC ended with a performance of the play Choir Boy in a detailed and affecting performance by an ensemble cast.

I cried just a bit at the end.

Earlier Tuesday:

  • Greenwich Village for tea and some Taiwanese Linzer cookies
  • vegan lunch with Jacob Scott
  • a stop by the Happy Socks store
  • a nap
  • dinner with Yufei at a brasserie
  • snow, then sleet and freezing rain, then pouring rain in the evening
  • soaked shoes
  • a Tito’s & tonic nightcap

Couple of days in NYC

I’m taking a couple of days in Manhattan for some R&R.

Yufei and I had dinner last evening at a Thai restaurant.

Today I will go down to Greenwich Village, and then try to avoid the rain this afternoon. Tonight is a performance of Choir Boy at Manhattan Theatre Club.

I’m in search today of some yummy Chinese New Year cookies at a tea shop in the Village!

From my hotel last evening:

NYC

During my business trip to NYC this week, I got to meet up with a certain man and his dear friend Janet.

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Here we are at a dessert place in K-town, after finally seeing Yufei at a dance class.  I know believe that all of those videos he’s been sending me of him dancing are indeed actually real!

The dessert, and some lavender milk tea:


Few cities excite and energize (and sap) me the way that New York City does.  My very quick trip was productive.  I met with the rector of the jazz university in Vienna, and we had some quite fruitful discussion.  I caught up with my former student Luke Meyer, in town between gigs.  And of course I saw Yufei.

Waking up before sunrise on Thursday, I marveled yet again at the view of all these buildings (from my 25th-floor window) and all this energy on the streets of New York.

And then I got to LaGuardia, where the new Southwest Airlines terminal is luxurious and a very happy addition to travel to and from NYC.

2018 in photos

Click on any photo for the full version! Happy end of year!!

Guggenheim

In all of my NYC trips, I have never gone to the Guggenheim.  My continued attempts to go, only to find them closed, have become a private joke.

But this trip, I found them open, and with a magnificent exhibit of works of Hilma af Klint. These are otherworldly paintings, begun and finished in a white heat.

Group X, Alterpieces

A few of the museum’s permanent collection works were on display as well:

Degas: Dancers in Green and Yellow
Toulouse-Lautrec: In the Salon