Christmas w/ The Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra

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[The first performance by the symphony (a/k/a, CLSO) at the new performing arts center – we knew they, and we, were going to love it.  Throwing in a couple of videos to prove it!]

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[Grabbed our now usual seats on the side, waved friends Kathy and Erik Schultz up to join us, and then went exploring.  I’d never gone to the top of the auditorium before . . . and the ladies decided to join me for the climb.  Amazingly, we didn’t need oxygen.]

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[View from the top.]

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[View from the top telephotoed.]

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[Now that they’re all here, it’s time for a video . . .]

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[The 8th-grade orchestra joined them here.  Yup, 8th-graders.  Maestro Brad said the kids were awestruck about performing with the adult orchestra.  Let’s hear how they did . . .]

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[And the Alexandria Community Choir was terrific too!  I wish I’d known how good the soloist, Kayla Noble, was going to be.  I didn’t get a video of her.  😦  ]

The orchestra will have three more concerts  yet this season.  Come and enjoy!  🙂

It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to produce the occasional ‘bon mot.’  ~  Balzac


[Balzac.  Photo by moi at the Rodin Museum in Paris last summer.]

Editor’s note:  Oh, and the supervisor covered activities at the winery with Anthony Miltich on Saturday.

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Up next:  Hockey?

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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