Win tickets to see the smash hit musical Mamma Mia at the Roanoke Civic Center. Two winners will each receive four tickets!
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The recent kerfuffle involving two members of the Kandinsky Trio (Alan Weinstein and Benedict Goodfriend) and a couple of readers reminded me that several years ago, as a board member of a Roanoke nonprofit, I met with those same two gentlemen.
Our organization wanted to do something really different for our annual meeting — something that would generate interest, and possibly some excitement. I had recently attended a performance of the Kandinsky Trio, and off the top of my head I said, “How about getting the Kandinsky Trio to do an evening of Spike Jones.”
The idea seemed so outrageous and impossible that I was delegated to approach the Trio. Imagine my complete surprise when they agreed that it was not only a great idea, but that they would do it.
The sad ending to this story is that, because of the shortness of time before the annual meeting, the outrageous turned out to be impossible.
It would have been a classic pops evening!
Weather JournalStorm track isn't very snowy for us