Wednesday, December 20, 2006

As the season winds down...

The busiest of the December performing season seems to be over. Here are some highlights of the past few days:

A performance at a private party with Jen Rasor on Saturday night.

Adam Zinatelli's trumpet recital at the RCM on Sunday evening.

Monday featured Tapestry New Opera Works' year-end party at the Distillery, at which the retirement of their deficit was announced, as well as the renaming of their studio space as the Ernest Baumer Studio. The evening's first performers were none other than Jean Stillwell and Patti Loach with two selections from their upcoming CD Carmen Unzipped. Next, I performed with Patricia O'Callaghan (Kurt Weill's The Saga of Jenny) and then Theresa Tova (two Yiddish selections, Shoyn Farendikt Zikh Dos Lidl Funem Tog from Theresa's recent album of Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman settings, as well as Let it Snow sung in Yiddish, which translates as Los Es Schnayen). Food, as always, was brilliantly provided by Barone & Tong catering. Pictured above left are Jean Stilwell and Theresa Tova backstage at the Baumer studio.

Tuesday evening Wendy arrived back home from her week-long sojourn in St. John's with the NSO.

And this morning I played for countertenor Scott Balluz and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Enns Modolo in auditions at Roy Thompson Hall.

Just got an email to do a gig on Christmas Day. Maybe, maybe not.

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