Chaconne #41 – Oct 17, 2108 Jr. B# Musical Club

At the Jr. B# Musical Club of Central New York, 7 pm

My performance tonight is part of an evening that includes Helden Tenor Jon Frederik West giving a talk about the role of Samson in Camille Saint-Saens’ Samson and Dalilah – a MET Opera HD world-wide theatrical broadcast this Saturday afternoon.

What a great night.  My friend and colleague Jon Frederick West started the evening out with a super presentation on Samson and Dalilah  – MET’s upcoming HD Theatrical Broadcast, this Saturday afternoon.

The tiny room was packed with young musicians, some of whom I have coached in the past – Jr. High and High School players all from within about 50 miles around Utica.  Like this morning, I let the music flow where it would, and in the interests of making an early evening for all, I only took a few of the repeats. 🙂 . Thank you to Sar Strong, Senior Advisor/Coordinator of the Jr. B# Club, for inviting me.

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  1. BEP
    Posted October 25, 2018 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Shem, thank you so much for playing this. At first,it was you playing to the small group, in a very intimate space. The other people disappeared, then I melted into the music. I imagined a man waking and surveying the platinum dawn through a tall window, anxious to start the work that is his passion. As the day progresses, he is pulled toward other things, the delights and dramas of the life, some joy, some sadness, some tears, but always he returns to his purpose, telling us what life is about.