Aug 18, 2020
Can’t believe it! I’m writing my 150th blog post. And it seems only fitting to write about another important milestone… our upcoming Two To Tango Gala At Home event. It is the first, and dare we hope, the last virtual fundraising gala we will ever present.
The presence of the Covid-19 virus has caused all of us to reassess just what we’re willing and unwilling to do in public and, no, I’m not referring to streaking at a college football game. The simple truth is that many of us are spending as little time humanly possible with groups of other people. No one I know can recall enduring a similarly bizarre time during our lives. We are starved for touching and embracing our friends and loved ones. We miss being able to boisterously celebrate the wonderful moments of life in large gatherings of those we hold dear.
But does that mean we can’t have fun? Hell, no! At The Discovery Orchestra, our talented Executive Director Virginia Johnston has put together what we believe will be a truly enjoyable and memorable “TV Show” for your viewing pleasure on Monday, September 21st from 7:30 to 9PM. There will be music, reminiscing, and laughter… all those good things you have come to expect from a Discovery Orchestra Gala, as well as something new… singing!
We will honor our 2020 Discovery Award Recipient, Susan Head. Ginny and I will sing a Special Gala Welcome Song written by Ginny’s husband – composer and pianist, Dan Crisci with lyrics by Ginny’s good friend Gretchen Hill. The wit and humor of our emcee for the evening, Brad Barton, will be on full display. And music performed by The Discovery Orchestra from past performances and our latest television show will also be in evidence.
And what would a Discovery Orchestra Gala be without a Discovery Moment or Discovery 30 Moments? The Riverside Guitar Duo and I will explore the first movement of Astor Piazzolla’s Tango Suite for Two Guitars, with all its seductive Argentinian flavor. The Duo has also promised us a flashy, exciting encore… whether we want it or not.
You really don’t want to miss this! Visit our website for more information or call The Discovery Orchestra office at 973-379-2200. It’s a catchy phone number, isn’t it?