Monthly Archives: November 2016
Behind the scenes: Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestra rehearsal with Amazing TSMA Gospel Choir
A raw footage, behind-the-scene glimpse into what is in store when CYSO hosts the TSMA in concert November 19, 2016, 2pm at Benaroya Hall, Seattle. This is what happens when dedicated young musicians intersect with gifted Gospel vocalists. The recording on my phone does not do it justice by any means. You’ve got to experience this in person. The voices of the Townsend School of Music and Arts Choir were so powerful, I felt they almost drowned out the orchestra. And in concert they will be mic’ed! The impact of this combination is going to bring tears of joy to your eyes.
OK, I might be a bit bias because my daughter is playing cello, but this orchestra is the real deal. While she is first chair in her high school orchestra, there are 5 cellists ahead of her in this orchestra. Talent runs deep in this group!
This concert will be performed in one of the most amazing music auditoriums in the world: Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony. If you live around the Seattle area, please come and support these young musicians. Nothing would please them more than to get to play to a sold out crowd. Tickets are only $22 at http://www.benaroyahall.org If you reach out to me, I can connect you with one of the students who can sell the tickets at a discount and it helps them out.
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–The Notes Guy in Seattle
First ever Cross Canada Collaboration User Group and other events in November
There is plenty going on this month including:
Nov 10 -11 – SUTOL Technical Conference in Prague (wish I could be there!)
Nov 17 – Cross Canada Collaboration User Group event with – you guessed it – multiple sites across Canada as well as live streaming.
Nov 17 – The usual monthly online meeting of IBM Social Business User Community (log into developerWorks)
Nov 24 – DNUG “Domino Day”in Dusseldorf
Nov 30 – ISBG in Oslo
Support your user group communities and see how they can empower you and your organization. Collaboration is what makes us so successful!