Sunday, August 12, 2007

New York Thoughts

My anecdote from the recital last night:

In my first weeks in New York, I was that fresh-faced girl making eye-contact with strangers on the street. I was stunned by the number of seeking eyes I found looking back at me, as if they were saying “Are you the person I’ve been looking for? The friend? The lover? Will you know me?” Maybe I saw reflected in their eyes what mine were asking.

I still make eye contact with people in New York, although I find myself doing it less and less these days. It gets me into trouble sometimes… but I’m still searching.


I recited this just before we launched into “Another 100 People.” More on the evening – as a whole and in particular – soon. For now, there are pictures over on Kim's blog and a review (!) from the Post.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I loved the Manhatetan diaries concert on Saturday. You and the rest of the cast were brillian, as was Mr. Blier. As much as I loved all of your performances, I must admit there were times when it was his pianism that mesmerized me. Brava on that great Washington Post review.

Modesty will prevent you from writing this yourself, but your readers should know of Mr. Blier's comments that he is awestruck by the talent and accomplishment of the singers he's worked with at Wolf Trap. And he's right. Those of us who go to your performances are very spoiled!

Janet said...

This looks like a lot of fun. Any chance of your doing in New York?

Anonymous said...

This all looks great! Anything going on in Europe? Shakeel

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