Here: enjoy this first: the mass email announcing the concert coming up on May 8...hopefully
I know what you are thinking:
“I haven’t heard a good art song IN A MINUTE!”
“Gee, I always thought Webber’s Phantom was completely overrated! Give me Yeston’s version any day!”
“Philip Glass?! I LOVE Philip Glass!”
“What I wouldn’t do to see some decent ballet!”
“Faure is so rarely recognized for his remarkable vocal lines!”
“I’d do anything to get my peepers on some good old fashioned musical theatre, or my name isn’t Evan Buffington!”
Well, pine no longer friends! You can have all of that and more! Join us:
Dwan Adams, dance
Julia Cannon, voice
Leslie Ann Shaffer Chamberlain, voice and guitar
Tysen Dauer, piano
With special appearances by: Nathan Chamberlain!
MAY 8TH at the Bayankhongor Drama & Music Theater
Come for all your favorites like:
· Lerner & Loewe
· Some other dead guys…
And stay for the “life size” dinosaurS!
So it turns out that getting a concert in Mongolia (or more correctly Bayankhongor) to happen is more difficult than my previous experiences. First I thought I had won the war when the pedal on the concert piano got fixed. Then I rediscovered that some of the keys don't work period. Some bass keys ring incessantly. I tried not to cry. Turns out we need to get someone in from UB to fix this situation and some powers that be are less than excited about doing that...we don't have time to lose...two weeks now and need to do rehearsals next week.
Also the season of English Olympics which means angry teachers and students sending you hate messages, and the traumatizing realization that your college students are a little behind the fifth graders at speaking English. Yanaa ("Oh dear" my phrase of the month).
School searches are going well though I heard back from a few schools that I was hoping would cut me slack with the live audition requirements. Turns out they won't. Which is exciting.
BACC grant got pushed back a month because the grant sources dried up...temporarily. Maybe starting to televise the current classes at the BACC on Monday. Yeah!
How could I forget! Mr. Molon Khaan was neutered today. Turns out he only had one external testicle which the local French vet and her Mongolian assistant removed with the warning that the internal testicle may be fertile. Yanaa again. Said they didn't want money so I made them cookies and gave them the last of my walnuts. Molon is currently sleeping and hasn't moved in about 5 hours.
That's the news from Bayankhongor. Going to eat some huushuurs with the Chamberlains and Peder, do some laundry, and hit the sack early to get rid of a sore throat. Ah, tea with excessive amounts of honey!