Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Hyechka Spring Luncheon

Our outing today was the Hyechka Spring Luncheon, which was held at All Souls Unitarian Church (in Emerson Hall). Emerson Hall is the name of the fellowship hall of the church. The room includes a stage on which sits a grand piano. The program started at 10:30 this morning; we left a little after 1 pm.

The entertainment began with three students from Clinton Middle School. Three students each gave a solo performance on flute, trumpet, and cornet. Next came the performance of two pieces on piano. Don Ryan, piano instructor at Oral Roberts University, executed the pieces flawlessly. He played two pieces from Schumann's Fantasy Stucke: "Des Abends," and "Aufschwung."

In keeping with the theme of "The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring," Elizabeth Curtis, mezzo soprano, sang three selections by Gilbert and Sullivan taken from The Gondoliers, Ruddigore, and HMS Pinafore.

Closing out the program was a lengthy piano duet performed by Tamerlane Rozsa and Dorothy McFadden. It was Schubert's "Fantasy in F minor, Op. 103."

Today's luncheon consisted of a salad of spring greens with roasted vegetables with balsamic vinaigrette, chicken breast with bearnaise sauce on a bed of spinach, scalloped potatoes. Dessert was bread pudding with bourbon sauce. The beverage was ice tea or coffee.

Accompanying us today was our daughter-in-law, Jennifer.

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