Our General Director James Wright has been making the rounds. Since last November, he's been booked solid with speaking engagements, enthusiastically spreading the word about our upcoming Nixon in China. Jim has already spoken to the Burnaby Deer Lake Rotary, Green Culture Club, Sunrise Rotary, Zonta International Book Club and Quadra Rotary Club.
Just last week, Jim presented Nixon in China to the Chinatown Lions Club at Floata Restaurant. I had the opportunity to accompany Jim as he spoke about the music and visuals, and gave a brief history of how John Adams' Nixon in China came to be.
Jim takes the podium
Chinatown Lions Club member Chuck Lew with Barbara Lowy
Chuck Lew, Beverly Nann and Jim
Speaking to the 28 members that night was great, but even better was being served (surprise!) a 10-course dinner before Jim took the podium.
A great way to get out into the community and educate people on this modern operatic masterpiece, Jim's speaking engagements also provide opportunities for questions and conversation.
Jim will wrap up his successful "whirlwind tour" in the next few weeks with visits to UBC and the University Womens Club.
~ Ling Chan