OK, having gotten no complaints, I post the first update to the PFMS since I abruptly jumped over from LJ. Comments, suggestions, feel free - this is pretty much a quote of their mailing with excess formatting deleted. These presentations are usually at Cal Tech in Pasadena, CA; as you can see they've got interests in other stuff too. Usually well worth it if you can make it to a performance. (Also Broceliande will be down June 3..)
Here's an early heads-up about our next show, which will feature Ben Miller, master of the Scottish border pipes, and Anita MacDonald, from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (Canada) on Saturday, May 13 in Beckman Institute Auditorium at 8:00 PM. Ben and Anita joined forces in the last couple of years, and their debut recording, A Day at the Lake, is getting lots of attention. They are tremendous instrumentalists and they do a bit of singing too. They will be joined in this show by Zakk Cormier on guitar and maybe a bit of foot percussion as well. Anita just might do a little dancing. You can get a good introduction to them in this 4 and one half minute introductory video, where you will get a very good idea of who they are and what they do. We highly recommend watching!
Radio Station 101.5 in Nova Scotia (known as "The Hawk") described them this way: "Ben and Anita have the unique talent of taking well known, traditional tunes and giving them life. They have a great respect and knowledge of how these tunes are to be played, but are able to inject an energy that brings them to life once again. That's the way you keep the music alive for a new generation to discover and enjoy." We think you will like them a lot, and we're excited about presenting them in our series.
Tickets for the show are $20 for adults and $5 for Caltech students and children. You can order them on the phone by calling the Caltech Ticket Office at (626) 395-4652. Online tickets are available here. There is a service charge for online and phone tickets, but you can buy tickets without a service charge by visiting the Ticket Office or by purchasing them at the door on the night of the show. The Caltech Ticket Office is now in their new location at 1200 E. California Boulevard in Pasadena (Southeast corner of Wilson Avenue). Their usual hours are 9AM-4PM, Monday through Friday. There is limited short term parking in front of the four story Spaulding building on California Boulevard (note the yellow curb and the sign that indicates 15 minute parking for the Post Office station inside) Otherwise, you can look for street parking nearby. They are located just inside the door on the east side of the building, to the left of the entrance. And you can buy stamps or do Postal business while you are there!
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