One of the great things about having an office on campus is there is no excuse not to go to the Department of Music’s Marama Hall Lunchtime Concerts on every Wednesday at 1pm during the semesters and Allen Hall Lunchtime Theatre on Thursdays and Fridays at the same time. Yesterday I listened to Aaron Copland’s Billy the Kid Suite for Two Pianos (1946) and George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F (1925). Today I’ll try to get along to The Lucid Dreaming III devised by The Theatre As Is at Allen Hall.
I don’t know a lot about classical music, and would never listen to it on the radio, but sitting for an hour watching amazing pianists is a nice break from writing – and it only costs $5. The theatre is always challenging as you never know what you’re going to get (today it’s something involving blindfolds) but it’s for the same cheap price.
Marama Hall and Allen Hall Theatre have been the venue for lunchtime concerts and plays at least since I was a student here in the 1980s so congrats to department staff for keeping them going and still pulling the audiences.