Tag Archives: Hannah McKelvy

Travels with Charley

Adventures in Good Music with Mom by Charles McKelvy It is 2013, and we are settled in the second row, stage right, at Orchestra Hall, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra—arguably one of the best in the world—is tuned and ready … Continue reading

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Mother’s Russia

Travels with Charley: Getting Mother to Russia by Charles McKelvy Travel is never easy, right? Yes, I’m right, because I speak from experience, and the travel misadventure I would like to speak of right now is the trip my late … Continue reading

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We Remember

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Painted Bird

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Memorial Concert

(Author’s note: We are off witness a concert by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra today with Riccardo Muti at the podium, so it is only fitting that I post this excerpt from the eulogy I delivered for my mother, the long-standing … Continue reading

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Piper Piping

(Chicago, Illinois) All this singing and talking of The Twelve Days of Christmas has got me thinking of the piper who played for my mother’s funeral on June 11, 2014, Leonard Sailor.  And, yes, Piper Sailor played for Mom, Hannah Dick … Continue reading

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