NQC – Every Other Duet

Ever since NQC announced on Twitter that they were bringing the Parade Of Pianos showcase back to Convention, I’ve been looking forward to seeing my hero’s grace the stage and watch them blend beautiful melodies on the ivory keys.  So, when Saturday afternoon finally came, you could guess where I was…Freedom Hall! As I found…

NQC Friday Night – The Three “T’s”

From this post, you may imagine that Friday night at NQC was a short evening for me.  Though I didn’t find myself in Freedom Hall but three times to see Tribute Quartet, Triumphant Quartet and the Mark Trammell Quartet, life in the exhibit hall was far from short that night!  Let’s get to our three…

NQC Tuesday Night – We Remember

September 11th has always been connected to the NQC in a special way.  Probably because, if you’ve ever heard Gerald reminisce about it, the National Quartet Convention was going on the Tuesday morning the towers fell.  It was quite different to look down at my program booklet and see 9/11 faded on the background where…

NQC 2012 – Monday Night On Main Stage

“The Exhibit Hall opens at four o’clock,” the announcer said over the intercom, “if you are in the exhibit hall, and you are not an exhibitor, please exit immediately.  Thank you.”  I smiled to myself while vacuuming the carpet in my sister’s booth.  Every year the same thing would be announced.  Fans were simply too…

NQC Main Stage Tuesday Night

For me, Tuesday evening’s Main Stage started with Channing Eleton playing his blazing piano solo, Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee.  Dean and Kim Hopper were our hosts for Tuesday evening, and boy did we hear some good singin’!  What I love about NQC is that I get the opportunity to see artists that never come…

NQC – Tuesday Night

I saw a total of five groups on main stage Tuesday night, not a lot, considering all the artists that sang, but I had fun visiting booths! There are many TV’s with live feed in the Exhibit Hall, so if I didn’t see it, I heard most of it! Mark Bishop was the first artist…