PGT: Columbus Visitors Center Performance, Columbus, IN

(all mp3 files)

This was the culmination of the Grand Midwestern/Homecoming "tour" for us. It started with me (brad) giving a lecture to John Gibson's class at Indiana University the preceding Thursday (January 31), wound through a performance/lecture/symposium by all of us at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and my mom arranged this final presentation for us in Columbus. It was great fun, with a standing-room only crowd on Super Bowl Sunday no less! (We were able to finish beforethe kick-off.) My mom's (Barbara Garton) publicity efforts were phenonmenal.

Columbus IN is an interesting place. It was quite something to be able to look out the window while playing and see the I. M. Pei Library with the Henry Moore sculpture in front, across the street from one of the first modern churches designed by Eliel Saarinen. The Visitors Center was a terrific venue to perform and talk about our music. Many thanks to Lynn Lucas and the staff. For me it was particularly fine because I grew up in Columbus, and I had a chance to reconnect with friends I hadn't seen for years.

Some pictures:

Gregory/Terry/Brad with Lynn Lucas, Executive Director of the Visitors Center

Brad pretends to explain...

Gregory pretends too!

Brad with Nancy Schumann (family friend) and Charlotte Rowe (my piano teacher!)

lots of interest after our performance/presentation