Midsummer in February

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In February, Dean of the School of Music Andrew Glendening performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Here he is pictured (third from the left) at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall with Gene Pokorny, tuba (Redlands alumnus and honorary doctorate recipient); Jay Friedman, principal trombone and Prapat Prateepphleepon, bass trombone.

“I was subbing that week for the second trombonist, Michael Mulcahy, who is on sabbatical this year,” says Glendening. “This gave Gene and me a chance to plan for this year’s Pokorny Low Brass Seminar [on campus in July]. We did two different programs that week with the Chicago Shakespeare Company. One was Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and the other was versions of Romeo and Juliet—Tchaikovsky, Berlioz, Prokofiev and Bernstein. This was a series of education concerts—eight concerts in all for 10,000 kids!”

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