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13 October 2012: Simon chocolates

by Petra on 13 October 2012

New at the Met shop:  Simon Keenlyside/The Tempest chocolates

Addon 9.11.2012: Mail from Met Shop: We regret to inform you that this product (Tempest chocolade) does not exist and appears to be a hoax that has been posted on the internet.  Unfortunately, we have been unable to trace the origin of this falsehood.

News: Masterclass with Simon in November in London …. thanks Ally.

Addon: Marilyn has told us the encores and has written a gorgeous, very personal review of the recital in Atlanta last Saturday. Many thanks Marilyn!
A first gorgeous review: Simon “presented an exceptional, if not mind-blowing, recital…” Thanks Heidemarie

Simon will be participating in the event at Le Poisson Rouge. Thanks Marilyn for both infos.

Ally has taken 3 photos from the “work in progress” video. Thanks again Ally!


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Jane October 13, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Wow!! Simon on a chocolate bar!! That is classic. Now I would love to know what he thinks about that!!!

Heidemarie Weidner October 15, 2012 at 1:59 am

Saw Simon Keenlyside at a Lieder concert yesterday, Oct 13, southeast of Atlanta, GA. To be specific, at the beautiful, almost full Spivey Hall at Clayton State University. He sang songs from his CD, “Songs of War,” and Lieder by Hugo Wolf (Möricke) and Franz Schubert. He commented on several songs and tied them to his own life. Pedja Muzijevic accompanied him on the piano.

Because the hall is relatively small, SK’s performance was intimate and riveting and deserving of the long applause the enthusiastic audience gave him. Of course, he generously added 3 encores and later, sitting at a table outside the hall, engaged in lively and long talks with the many people standing in line for an autograph. We learned that he flew to Atlanta after three hours of difficult (but rewarding, he said) rehearsal for the upcoming opera, “The Tempest.” Alas, I will only see it when the MET shows the opera live in cinemas–November 10, in Nashville, Tennessee.

SK is certainly a modest and charming man, so gracious to all his admirers. And such a wonderful singer, of course. The comments I overheard during intermission and after the concert were full of wonder and praise.
One of his Tennesseean admirers,
Heide

Heidemarie Weidner October 16, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Addendum: Here is a review of SK’s concert in Spivey Hall, Oct 13, 2012, from the website http://www.artsatl.com
“Keenlyside thrills audience at Spivey Hall”

DK November 20, 2012 at 8:22 pm

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