Driving from Valdosta, GA to Cartersville, GA took me through Marietta, GA - coincidentally the current home of former Butler University professor Dr. Robert Grechesky. Grech was Butler's band director for many years, including my undergraduate study from 2004-08. In March 2005, he lead a tour through St. Petersburg, Russia on which I performed on trombone. I hadn't seen him since graduating, not quite 8 years ago, and it was a pleasure catching up over lunch.
This first tour of 2016 concludes with a 16th "Band of the Sixties", this one back home again in Indiana:
Thursday, 3 March 2016, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Alexandrian Public Library, 115 West Fifth St, Mount Vernon, IN
The Beatles: Band of the Sixties
Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60-minute multimedia presentation (part history and part musical analysis) spanning the full 1960's: beginning with the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road. The program will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members.
I have 5 days to relax before departing on the second tour of the year, out to Phoenix, AZ.
To be continued . . .
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.