THE BLOG
03/28/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Cold and Quiet

After a few mild days it seems we are getting back to freezing again this week - not yet as deep as before but still time to bundle up. And we will be below freezing for at least the next ten days.

I had a delightful lunch on this otherwise quiet day with our newest Board member, Henry Fogel. The post- lunch picture above is not a reflection of the lunch I hasten to say - just of the smooth contours of Anish Kapoor's sculpture positioned on top of the Park Grill. And below you can see the extraordinary underbelly of this greatly loved bean!

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Henry, after a long and distinguished term as President of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, is now Dean of the Chicago College of the Performing Arts. And unsurprisingly a tremendous boost to that institution he is already proving to be. Clearly he is going to be something of an inspiration to COT as well. He is a passionate opera lover, and it is so good to have on the COT board a professional from another part of the musical world as an authoritative advocate for our work.

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