Well, it’s not my birthday today. My birthday is actually going to happen on Sunday, April 1, 2012. But if I don’t tell you about my birthday today then how will you be able to celebrate it with me on Sunday?!
Here’s what I’ve decided. I would love to enjoy my special day with as many friends as possible, and you may now consider this your official invitation to join me. My plan is to attend a concert on Sunday evening and you can come along, too!
My dear friend Brian Carter, cellist extraordinaire, will be performing his final recital on the campus of UNC-Greensboro at the School of Music recital hall located at 100 McIver Street, Greensboro, NC. The concert is FREE, the concert hall is beautiful, Brian is probably one of the most gifted musicians I’ve ever heard perform, and it’s my birthday. This is a winning combination, folks.
Brian Carter, cello
Christy Wisuthseriwong, piano
Saint-Saëns: Sonata No. 2 in F major
Bach: Suite No. 6 in D major
Brahms: Sonata No. 2 in F major
Recital Hall, 7:30p
Okay, so you’re already wondering “What’s the big deal? So Brian’s got a recital. I remember recitals – like when I was in them and they were excruciatingly painful.”
Ma’am, please calm down. Trust me on this one – Brian is really really good. He’s about to receive a DMA – and for those of you (I include myself in this list) who don’t know what that means, it’s a “Doctor of Musical Arts.” I hear you sighing. Look – let me put it to you this way. Brian said, and I quote, “Basically, it’s the end of the road for performance people. I could get a PhD, but that’s for academics. This is all about performance.”
Have I convinced you yet? The next time you’ll get to breathe in Brian’s magnificence it’s gonna cost you a lot more money than FREE.
Besides – did I mention it’s my birthday? Alrighty then. I’ll see you Sunday night, but who’s bringing the cake?