I have embraced Facebook, and have decided to move the blog over there, so all new posts will be on Facebook. Which means, (fingers crossed) more frequent updates for all my followers!
For the latest news and events keep my website in mind. Though I will often refer you back to my website for more details through Facebook from time to time as my events and reviews come in.
Over the past 4 months, I’ve made trips to New York, Chicago, Phoenix, Columbus (OH = “Go Bucks!”), Savannah, eastern Pennsylvania, Omaha, and now I’m in Denver. Beautiful Denver!! Most of these trips were for performances of ‘Here To Stay’, our multi-media Gershwin concert, but a few of them were for my solo show ‘Subject To Change’. I love to sing!! Spring semester at the Jacobs School was great as well.
Highlights: my adored student Paloma Friedhoff Bello performed for the King and Queen of Spain, I had the most vivacious class ever in English Diction for Singers and the undergraduate OpShop show called ‘Happily Ever After’ was a hit. My students continue to inspire and teach me! I say it all the time = I am the luckiest girl you know. And grateful, grateful, grateful! Oh my, SO grateful.
We’re in Milwaukee now, just arrived from Chicago. I feel like I’M LIVING THE DREAM = give me a gorgeous Gershwin song, a great mic, a follow-spot and I AM IN HEAVEN. This week the Milwaukee Symphony hosts my Heaven.
What a coincidence that we received the official link for purchasing my new “PEACE” CD online came today – Black Friday – and more importantly, the start of the Holiday Season! Please enjoy audio samples from “PEACE” on the home page.
I also launched a new Facebook Page with a sub page for the PEACE CD. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sylvia-McNair/223075764425657
Hoping you all have a wonderful Holiday weekend!
In the Broadway / Cabaret / Jazz world, it just doesn’t get any more glamorous than that.
Hate to leave without them! They are GORGEOUS and SWEET and HAPPY.
They are orphans—but ALL living in great Children’s Homes.
Here’s a photo of my “Kenyan daughter” Esther in between 2 of her friends, Beatrice and Faith.
Today we sat in the treehouse on the playground at AMPATH’s Sally Test DayCare Center working on MATH.
I know, I know, it’s August and I’m making the children work on math!
Truth is, they LOVE it. And ESTHER is a shining light = she ADORES school and she LOVES vegetables. The kid is perfect!
I am performing and discussing my latest ventures on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. My interview and performance will be the last segment. I am singing two pieces including the short interview with “Eddie”!!!! Fun guy!
It’s not that often I wake up knowing I get to sing with THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY !!! But today it is true! I will sing scenes from ‘Porgy & Bess’ with Brian Stokes-Mitchell and the CSO this evening for the Ravinia gala.
75 years ago this month, George Gershwin himself played his ‘Rhapsody In Blue’ with the CSO at Ravinia so tonight’s Gershwin Tribute is special indeed.
Besides the ‘Porgy & Bess’ scenes, we will do 30 minutes of songs-around-the-piano with Kevin Cole (Gershwin pianist extraordinaire), “Stokes” as Brian S-M likes to be called and the awesome Broadway star Kelli O’Hara.
The orchestra will open with the ‘Cuban Overture’ and Kevin will close the concert with the ‘Rhapsody’.
Pinch me, I think this is really happening!!