Friday, October 17, 2008

Elim Park's Grand Opening of Nelson Hall

Elim Park had its grand opening of Nelson Hall tonight. Nelson Hall is a 350-seat theater that (to some extent) will likely be available to the public.

The event featured a performance by The Inman Piano Trio of Atlanta. They were simply wonderful. A piano, a violin and a cello. And it couldn't have gotten much better IMO. Now I'm not an acoustic expert... or an expert on music, but I thought it sounded beautiful. And the best part was their encore... probably one of the most distinctive songs in much of the world - The Tango!

Elim Park's President, Ron Dischinger, offered the honor for Cheshire's Person of the Year - Sheldon Dill. Sheldon and I have the same alma mater, Norton School. So I know he's spent a few years here and he does care about Cheshire. I think he was a great choice.

And with all the sponsors, including New Alliance Foundation, Naugatuck Savings Bank, Omnicare, USI (formerly Webster), Sodexo, Blum Shapiro, Hines Hardware, Eye Center, Campion Ambulance, Cheshire's Red Carpet Inn, Paul's Fine Clothing, The Window Box and Yellow Fin's, among others... there were plenty of delectable desserts for the post-performance gathering.

It's also worth noting that Elim Park is already planning more events that (I understand) will be open to the public... though they may charge for tickets, depending on the event. Some events already cookin':

The Greater Middletown Chorale - Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:30pm ($25/person)
The City Singers of Hartford - Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:30pm
Val Ramos Flamenco Ensemble - Jan 17, 2009 7:30pm
Yale School of Music - February 2009

Tim White

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