Katherine Calcamuggio Performs
Katherine Calcamuggio is an award-winning mezzo soprano. She will perform for us during her tour of Florida as part of the Piatigorsky Foundation concert series, which Bay Village has been a sponsor of for years.
Join us on Sunday, January 31, at 7:30 p.m. for a performance you won’t soon forget. Ms. Calcamuggio is the mezzo-soprano soloist in Verdi’s Requiem at the University of Michigan.
She has received top prizes in the Palm Beach Opera, Bel Canto and Shreveport Singer of the Year competitions and has awards from the Chicago Women’s Musicians Club and the Anna Sosenko trust.
Ms. Calcamuggio holds her Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate from the University of Michigan.
Welcome Back Katie Eagleson!
January 7 at 7:30 p.m.—yes, we have TWO concerts today—a matinee with pianist Noah Waddell and an evening concert with Jazz singer/Great American Songbook vocalist, Katie Eagleson! This is because of when these performers were available, so we hope you make time for both concerts!
Katie Eagleson’s first musical memory is singing along to the radio in the back of the family station wagon to Patti Page’s “Let Me Go Lover.” Fast forward to the present and you can listen to Katie’s recording of that song and others on the radio or on one of her many CDs. Her excellent pitch and crystal clear diction, as well as her fantastic song choices made her a Bay Village favorite fast!
Katie’s concert is titled, “From Brazil to Berlin, The Great American Songbook and Beyond.” Katie is joined by her husband, Lenny Pierro, on piano again this year. We hope to see everyone there for these two concerts.
In January we are going on our first Ringling Bridge Walk for 2016, in keeping up a tradition. Saturday, January 23, we are leaving to walk the bridge first or enjoy time on Bird Key before we are heading for breakfast. Several walks are planned for this year and everybody is welcome to join us, no matter what level of fitness.
This time of the year is perfect for outdoor activities. It is also a good time to pick up new habits, like working out, taking classes, getting a new bathing suit and making use of the pool, playing cards, spending social time with other residents, going to Vespers on Friday, reading books, learning how to use that new gadget you got for Christmas or volunteering in one of the many positions available here at Bay Village.
B.I.L.L. NEWS: A Few Months of Russian History & Music!
Our current DVD series from the Teaching Company is “The History of Russia,” Peter the Great to Gorbachev, and it is held every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
Your B.I.L.L. committee has decided to break this long series into three parts. Part one begins with politics and culture on the eve of Peter the Great’s efforts to transform his country, then looks at Peter and his reforms. Next, women’s rule is examined with particular focus on Catherine the Great. Then, The Purgachev Uprising will be covered as well as writer Nikolai Novikov.
Next we consider Decembrist rebellion, in which nobles took arms against the state to bring about social and political reform. Part I of this series ends with discussions about different intellectuals’ visions of change.
Your instructor for this course is Dr. Mark Steinberg, who is a professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and director of the Russian and East European Center. He is the winner of a number of prestigious awards, including Yale University’s Sarai Ribicoff Prize for Teaching. We hope you will make plans to join us for what should be a fascinating class!
Part One will end on January 12. Following each part of this course, we will show a lecture series about two great Russian composers, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky. First, join us for 4 weeks of Stravinsky, which is taught by Robert Greenberg. It will begin on Tuesday, January 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
From the Dining Services Director
Resident Recipes Wanted
At a recent Dining Services Food Committee meeting, it was suggested we have a “Resident Recipe Day.” This is a great idea and Chef Chris and his team would love to be a part of it. So we are planning a Resident Recipe Day. Our plan is to feature a resident recipe for a soup, salad, 3 entrées, 2 vegetables and a dessert. Each recipe will have a small write-up about the menu item printed on the back of the menu.
So we are asking for your recipes. Please place them in an envelope and give them to the Hostess at the Dining Room Podium. We will accept recipes until Friday, January 15, 2016. Then Chef Chris and his team will work on tweaking the recipes to provide for the larger numbers. We will then plan to have a day where we feature these recipes on the menu giving credit to the resident who submitted the recipe. So find your famous recipes and let’s get cooking!