On Th., Oct. 18, at 7:30 PM, Takemi Ueno '83 will play with the Doctors' Orchestra at Norman Thomas High School at Park Ave. S. & 33rd St.
The program consists of Bizet's Jeux d'enfants Suite, Mozart's Flute Concert No. 1 in G Major (the soloist plays in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), and Franck's Symphony in d minor. Admission is free; no tickets required. Takemi will play in another free concert with the orchestra on Th., Dec. 20, also at 7:30 PM at Norman Thomas. That program will consist of the overture to Wagner's Tannhauser; Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in f minor; and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1 in f minor.
2018 Lunch in New York: Tuesday February 13th.
Dear Wheatley Alumni Association NYC Luncheon Participant,
Save the date! Our next Luncheon will be Tuesday, February 13, 2018, most likely 12:30 to 2:30. After last e-mailing you, I ruled out Valentine’s Day, as some of you suggested (and as I had wondered myself), and Tuesday narrowly edged out Thursday in the voting. Also, I think people are generally more relaxed, or at least less crazed-busy, on Tuesdays than on Thursdays.
Only two venues were suggested: Lugo Cucina, by Penn Station, and Café Espanol, at 172 Bleeker Street, between McDougal and Sullivan, in the heart of Greenwich Village. I had checked out Lugo some year(s) ago, and ruled it because of price or privacy (or both). Café Espanol is not the perfect location (think subways), but is not that far from the East Side and West Side IRT lines and the 6th Avenue (oops, Avenue of the Americas) IND line. Ruth Rennert and I are going to meet with a principal of the place and check it out out on Thursday, 1/4, at 1:30 (I assume you’re welcome to join us). If everything checks out, I think we’ll go with that. As they say in politics, you can’t beat someone with no one. http://www.cafeespanol.com/about2.html
I’ll keep you posted. Suggestions are still welcome (Espanol is far ahead but far from definite).
PS: If you’re teenage years were anything like mine, you’ll remember Bleeker, McDougal, and Sullivan Streets.