November Newsletter

Dear Family, Friends, Colleagues, Students and Parents,

The Brevard Symphony has something very unique in store for its November concert. We will be presenting Charlie Chaplin’s classic film, “City Lights” with a live performance of the film score to go along with it. This concert takes place at the King Center 8PM on Saturday, November 4th.

Also in November, the Miami City Ballet will complete its run of George Balanchine’s “Jewels”. These performances are at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 17-19. Please check my performance calendar for exact times and details.

Disney’s Candlelight Processional returns to Epcot. The show opens on Friday, November 24th. I will be playing on November 24th & 25th and 27th & 28th. I am also playing several dates in December, but that’s for another newsletter. You will find a list of celebrity narrators on the Disney website.

Students and Parents: My performance schedule for November is quite busy and may impact my teaching schedule. I will try to make myself available for alternate days and times for those of you who want to try to schedule make up lessons. YOU MUST text or e mail me to set something up. “Manage Your Calendar, Manage You Life”. That’s what I often tell my students. If you are planning on participating in the solo and ensemble festival this winter, you MUST pick out your piece THIS MONTH! I will be going over this individually with each of you who are interested.

This and That: (an accounting of what I am up to besides teaching and playing). Sadly, here on the Space Coast it still looks very post-Irma like. Recovery has been a slow process. We still have bare cement floors in both the music studio and the bedroom, but at least the spaces are functional. I have been trying to use the Stoic Philosophy technique of looking at this from an ever widening birds eye view. Seeing and imagining how much worse others were affected by this and other storms helps me keep it all in perspective. The hurricane has also made Scott and I take a look a just how much STUFF we have. A major downsizing effort is underway. Some of our efforts have been successful, some not, and some maybe TOO much so. (I now own 3 pairs of shoes. I admittedly went a little overboard there!) Still, there is something liberating in not having so much. It frees up your mind to focus on only that which really matters. I highly recommend it!  On a lighter note, once again my Nats failed to advance in the post season. UGH! ….But pretty soon it will be college hoops time. GO Duke!  Most pre season analysts have them making the Final Four.



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