Tonight is the second concert of our South Shore Summer Music Festival series with the Northwest Indiana Symphony.
I always like this summer cycle. The music is a good mix of enjoyably difficult material with harmlessly readable tunes, and it's fun watching the conductor, Kirk Muspratt, work the crowd. He's VERY good at it and it's inspiring.
Last week at Cedar Lake, we had a significant adventure when, 35 minutes into the concert, a storm blew in very abruptly, toppling some percussion equipment, a large spotlight, and all the pages of music from my stand. We left the stage and dashed for shelter, and waited for ten minutes or so in case it blew over. It didn't. We went home.
Tonight we are at St Anthony's Hospital in Crown Point. And we are performing outside again, despite what looks like a very questionable sky here at my home, so I wish us all good luck.
And if you happen to find yourself in Northwest Indiana over the next few weeks, try to get to one of these events! They're really a nice time. Details HERE.