All Gloggers go through this at some point…
It’s 10:17 PM on the day that your Glog post was supposed to be up, and you have forgotten to write. Sometimes you have to get up early the next morning for Polar Bears. But, we are persistent and creative people, and we usually come up with something to write. This time, I thought I’d do a little bit of shameless self-promotion. You probably know that this coming weekend is Parents’ Weekend, so if all goes according to plan, there will be a lot of extra folks around this weekend. Watching athletic events and such. I know that I myself will be racing in my second bike race ever on Saturday (that is, if I survive my first bike race ever, on Wednesday). In short, all the usual stuff. There will be, however, one special event that is not to be missed.
On Friday evening, at about 7:00, my friend Abbie and I will be performing a concert for your listening pleasure. We have been working on the set list all winter, in our semi-independent Music Theory class, the goal of which was to prepare this concert. Our preparation included transcribing all of the songs (figuring out which chords to play), learning various instrumental parts, and learning by ear and sometimes making up vocal harmonies. We will be playing music from a variety of artists and styles, and here is just a sample of the artists whose songs you might hear:
- The Civil Wars
- Ingrid Michaelson
- Simon & Garfunkel
- Mumford & Sons
- The Beatles
- Lily Allen
Several different instruments might make an appearance: guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, as well as guest musicians on the cello and violin.
Originally the plan was to hold this concert in the Gehring gallery with the doors open to the patio so the audience can sit out there and enjoy the music. However, if the weather continues to be rainy, we may have to re-think that idea. Stay tuned for any announcements about a change of time or place. If you’re on campus, you will be sure to hear the distant strains of music floating through the air, and you’ll know where we are.
Have a good week, and I hope to see you on Friday!