Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pan Cogito Wants To Be A Music Critic … Or, A Not So Short Ride In A Fast Machine (The Washington National Opera Goes To Châteauville, Virginia)

"Enjoy the exclusive [sic] Castleton Farms Festival Excursion

A door-to-door service to and from the Châteauville Festival, Thursday July 16!

4:00 PM – Coach Departs from National Presbyterian Church [Washington, D.C.], hosted by a Castleton Festival Artist, champagne & refreshments on board [sic]!

6:00 PM – Buffet Supper at the Theatre House

7:00 PM – Lorin Maazel conducts Britten's The Beggar's Opera [sic]; coach returns with dessert and coffee on board!

Just $150 per person – all inclusive – call now! Available only by phone to the Washington National Opera: 866.974.0767 [Free to all music critics.]"


The U.S. Federal Reserve Board boosts outlook for overall economy in 2009 and 2010, but sees 10% unemployment in U.S. by year's end.


Bob Shingleton, are you rested enough from France to want to help me crash this party tomorrow night (N. will be working)? We could hire zonkeys for the trip or we could borrow my friend's car and horse.

"Life is 440 horsepower in a 2-cylinder engine." -- Henry Miller


Photo credits:; The London Sun; and The Flatrock Organization of New Zealand. With thanks.


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