This week I am totally off topic, only because I spent such an enchanting evening at Studio 59, that I need to share.
It’s always refreshing, whenever I get the chance, to immerse myself in someone else’s form of creative expression. And last Saturday night at Studio 59, I did just that.
Tango Fantasy was a series of solo piano pieces performed by studio owner Timothy Wallace. Everything about Studio 59 is unique, from the fact that it is housed in what was once an old church, to the worship area that is now the music salon, with Wallace’s piano gracing the center of the room. That room is filled with numerous intimate seating arrangements, and a great variety of antique lights that gave a low shadowy light.
The rest of the evening was an absolute pleasure. Wallace kept the evening light with bits of history of Tango music interspersed with his renditions of Bizet, Manuel de Falla, Debussy, and even his original piece, Tango in D.
Intermission was a chance to enjoy some lovely refreshments, and then it was on to more music.
For some reason, I find that if I close my eyes while music is preformed, I hear it so much better. Perhaps it’s because I can eliminate all the visual distractions.
So there I was, with the lights down low, my eyes closed, just letting myself become part of the music. After a busy day, that evening was just what I needed to wind down. This performance was the last one for the winter season, which only makes me look forward to the spring offerings of Studio 59.
For more information please contact Timothy Wallace at www.studio59live.com.
Not at all musical, but also entertaining is the Great Easter Basket Contest that is being held at the shop. Kits are available in small, medium and large and are easy to make. The fun is to create your own version. For those who need a little help getting started there will be a mini workshop Thursday, April 10 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The class is free to all participating in the contest.
All baskets must be submitted by noon April 19. The winner will not only have bragging rights, but will also win a $50 gift certificate to the shop.
For more information please call 860-482-3979, or go to www.in-sheeps-clothing.com.
Virginia (Ginger) Balch knits, weaves and spins in all things “fibery” at her shop In Sheep’s Clothing at 10 Water St. Torrington www.in-sheeps-clothing.com or phone 860-482-3979