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Feb 25, 2018 – 13 More Weeks

13 more weeks.

Beyond grateful to Proship Entertainment. I will be working as the pianist in the Royal Court Theatre on the Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Elizabeth, accompanying shows and guest artists from August 10 through November 14. This is in addition to my time on the Queen Elizabeth in the Queens Room Orchestra from April 23 until June 10.

Castleton University, my heretofore biggest employer, just announced budget cuts for the fall. Around 30% of our majors will no longer be offered. While I will ask for a leave of absence from my adjunct position, there may not be the same opportunity upon my return.

Glad – and somewhat astonished – that I correctly read the tea leaves.

My church and bands are working with me as I line up substitutes. (As for the Sunday service, I played Ravel’s Pavane and the third of MacDowell’s Woodland Sketches on piano, Handel’s Largo from Xerxes on organ.) So very thankful.

My itinerary (from my ginsumusic.com):

  • Mon 4/23 – Thu 5/10, Pianist, Queens Room Orchestra, RMS Queen Elizabeth (Cunard Line):
    • Cape Town, Walvis Bay, Tenerife, Madeira, Southampton
  • Thu 5/10 – Thu 5/24, Pianist, Queens Room Orchestra, RMS Queen Elizabeth (Cunard Line):
    • Southampton, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tallinn, St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Kiel, Skagen, Southampton
  • Thu 5/24 – Sun 6/10, Pianist, Queens Room Orchestra, RMS Queen Elizabeth (Cunard Line):
    • Southampton, Palma, Athens, Santorini, Heraklion, Katakolon, Cagliari, Gibraltar, Southampton
  • Fri 8/10 – Sun 8/19, Pianist, Royal Court Theatre, RMS Queen Mary 2 (Cunard Line):
    • Southampton, Hamburg, Elsinore, Oslo, Hamburg, Southampton
  • Sun 8/19 – Sun 8/26, Pianist, Royal Court Theatre, RMS Queen Mary 2 (Cunard Line):
    • Southampton, New York
  • Sun 8/19 – Sun 9/2, Pianist, Royal Court Theatre, RMS Queen Mary 2 (Cunard Line):
    • Southampton, New York, Southampton
  • Sun 9/2 – Sun 9/16, Pianist, Royal Court Theatre, RMS Queen Mary 2 (Cunard Line):
    • Southampton, New York, Southampton
  • Sun 9/16 – Sun 10/14, Pianist, Royal Court Theatre, RMS Queen Mary 2 (Cunard Line):
    • Southampton, New York, Rockland, Corner Brook, Sept Iles, Quebec, Saugenay, Sydney (NS), Halifax, New York, Southampton
  • Mon 10/15 – Thu 11/1, Pianist, Royal Court Theatre, RMS Queen Elizabeth (Cunard Line):
    • Southampton, Cadiz, Messina Strait, Messina, Venice, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Messina Strait, Cagliari, Gibraltar, Southampton
  • Thu 11/1 – Wed 11/14, Pianist, Royal Court Theatre, RMS Queen Elizabeth (Cunard Line):
    • Southampton, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Palma, Madeira, Vigo, Southampton

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