I wouldn't want to be rude, so why not invite the whole family as guests? There are 4 spare bedrooms. Boston has many historical, national, cultural, literary, and musical venues. Where I live, there are also many points of interests relating to the birthplace of the American Revolution. Friends tell me that I am a good guide since I love history. If the weather cooperates, Cape Cod offers a traditional maritime ambiance 2hrs away (pix on FB), and if the boat is ready by May, sailing off of Nantucket is spectacular for up to 6 people...
I too enjoy history and last time I was in Boston we saw many of the historical sites. But I am sure I didn't see 'everything'. So great - me and my husband Billy Bob and our ten youngins will hop in our converted school bus, which is also our home, and drive to Boston. Be a nice change sleeping in a real bedroom!
(sorry, I'm in a weird mood). Seriously George, you are so kind and generous, but I don't really want my whole family to come along. If I am by myself, then I can finally do what I want to do/get my own way...well...most of the time I do, but still... However, I know my husband doesn't like when I jet off somewhere unless it's work-related, so he'll probably want to come with me. But we're not bringing the kids!
Hope to see Scott, Monica & Family, and others in Boston!
I hope so too! And the invitation also stands for everyone to come visit me in Chicago.
. No agendas, no motives, other than the camaraderie forged through the mutual appreciation for classical piano music - For the sake of music! That should be enough to warrant a venue of its own...
I have wanted that for a long time. Even though the economy is improving slightly, I think many people are still tightening their belts and not taking as many vacations. My own family is staying home a lot more these days because we'll have two kids in college next year, and the younger one now needs his own car (that will make 4 cars for us - lots of gas/insurance/etc to pay for!).
Regarding Piazzolla - I really have not studied or read much about him at all. If I ever get time to read again, I'll check out that memoir. And no, I do not know about Pablo Ziegler. But I did just now order that piano music book that you showed above, plus I also ordered another book too - this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/085162 ... _sim_01_01
I think I'm in big trouble because I keep ordering new music and then spend time learning it all, instead of practicing the music I should be practicing for that 'other project' I'm working on (shhhh....). I can't help it, though. It's like a drug - this learning new music. Oh, well...you only live once, right?