Pittsburgh, a poem 

I've just run across the delightful site, The Art of Google Books (thanks again to the indispensable La Boîte Verte). Here I find the following sonnet on the subject of my home town:

 

 

 Transcribed for the vision-impaired:

   PITTSBURGH

I saw it from a hilltop one midnight

A wizard's cauldron, wherein men transmute

Base metals into gold, man into brute.

The rose of fire that blossomed in my sight

Is but a furnace baring heart of white,

Ere yielding to its masters what tribute!

A thousand hasting engines

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Aug5

Vocal Week daily morning warm-ups

Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WV

Once again I have the good luck to be running the morning warm-ups for Vocal Week at the Augusta Heritage Center!

Dec1

8th Annual Friends Benefit Concert

Quaker Meeting House, 4836 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

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Raging Grannies
Sarah Bowen-Salio and Chuck Bowen
Pittsburghers for Public Transit presentation and song (Dean Mougianis)
Penny Anderson
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