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I Adore Our Audience!

Marlene’s Musings
January 1, 2018

I adore our audience!

Late last year, Simon Sperl (our fabulous new executive director) and I met a few members of our loyal audience at Caribou Coffee on Lake Street in Wayzata. What a treat! As conductor, I see the audience as an entity but rarely get a chance to get to know them individually. After the meeting, I really look forward to the third Monday of each month to get to know more of them.

Here’s a few stories about who we met:

Wendy goes to 80 artistic events a year! She ushers for various groups and attends events of many other groups, including Jungle Theater, SPCO, MN Orch, etc. I am deeply honored to have the WSO included on her list of the concerts she chooses.

Minnetonka Mike came by too.  He walked in playing the harmonica!   I recognized him right away because he makes it a point to find me at our after-concert receptions.  His memory for our concerts and my verbiage is uncanny.  I wish I had that kind of recall.

“I sell stuff,” he said. “But I sell it eyeball to eyeball.” Amazon, NOT!

As I write this, I am smiling because of the wonderful dialogue we shared for two hours.

Simon and I feel so fortunate to be part of this organization that celebrates collaboration with community and audience.

Hoping to see you at Caribou on Monday, January 21 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm – coffee is on us, no matter how fru-fru it is!

 

 

Events

Meet Marlene Mondays

Meet with Marlene each 3rd Monday of the month at Caribou Coffee in downtown Wayzata from noon to 2:00! Share some lively conversation and a cup of coffee – courtesy of the WSO! We’d love to see you there!

Meet Marlene Mondays

Meet with Marlene each 3rd Monday of the month at Caribou Coffee in downtown Wayzata from noon to 2:00! Share some lively conversation and a cup of coffee – courtesy of the WSO! We’d love to see you there!

Meet Marlene Mondays

Meet with Marlene each 3rd Monday of the month at Caribou Coffee in downtown Wayzata from noon to 2:00! Share some lively conversation and a cup of coffee – courtesy of the WSO! We’d love to see you there!

Meet Marlene Mondays

Meet with Marlene each 3rd Monday of the month at Caribou Coffee in downtown Wayzata from noon to 2:00! Share some lively conversation and a cup of coffee – courtesy of the WSO! We’d love to see you there!