Q:I know this is random, but I was scrolling the 'Chicago' tag and noticed your recital post. Are non-members of the club allowed to attend? I kind of prematurely reblogged without finding that out :)
Yes, non-members are allowed to attend! Thanks for asking, and thanks for the reblog!
official recital invite to all of you chicagoans :)
Here are the official details:
Crystal Ballroom, 5th floor
65 W Jackson Blvd
(here’s a link to the location on Google maps)
Erin Miesner, clarinet
Talar Khosdeghian, piano
Theme and Variations: for Clarinet and Piano, by Jean Françaix
Three Pieces: by Cecile Chaminade (arranged for Flute and Piano by Dana Joras)
Duo: for Clarinet and Piano, by Norbert Burgmüller
The Ghost and the Princess: for Alto Flute and Piano, by Dana Joras
Dash: for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano, by Jennifer Higdon
Guys my schedule for next week:
Monday: Musicians Club of Women recital with requisite schmoozing in the morning, then 4 hours of teaching in the evening
Tuesday: 2 hours of rehearsal, 2 hours of teaching (not bad, can also probably run errands today)
Wednesday: 4 holiday concerts, distributed evenly throughout the day and the city of Chicago
Thursday: 4 more holiday concerts
Friday: final 2 holiday concerts, obligatory caroling jaunt
Saturday: sleep of the dead, followed by a hot date with a bottle of wine and a TV
Sunday: The Hobbit, possibly. Because now that I started it I have to finish it, no matter how much I don’t want to.
Being a professional musician during the holiday season:
After purchasing gifts for your family and friends:
I’m super excited to share my recent illustration for Light Grey Art Lab’s show 6 Degrees. We were asked to depict something both personal and specific to where we live. I chose to show a favorite spot of Alex and I overlooking downtown Chicago. It’s been a fun illustration to put together and I can’t wait to see all of the other work from the fellow participating artists!
Make You Feel My Love — Adele
Q Tips # 359
We are companions, and this is uncomplicated.
We stand out in the garden, late at night, talking about Baudelaire and Bjork - today’s letter is the letter B. We are holding hands.
And we are looking up at the stars, which are myriad, miracle-ish, layered in their millions - like beacons, out there in the profoundest depths of the giant, ancient universe.
Then you say, “I see in you, just so many shining selves as their stars above us.”
And I say, “I wish I’d said that to you.”
And you say, “I feel like you have, perhaps several lifetimes ago.”
We are companions.