Author Archives: Barbara Schnell

About Barbara Schnell

I've dedicated my life to full-time employment avoidance. I've been an actress, renovated a 1921 California Bungalow, set a cash-winning record on $25,000 Pyramid, and came in last on Jeopardy. I live in Los Angeles with my patient husband and two cats.

The Dude conducts Mozart

Gordon and I went to Disney Hall to hear an evening of Mozart. Dudamel conducted the Overture to La clemenza di Tito, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27, selections from La clemenza di Tito, Laut verkunde unsre Freude, and Ave verum … Continue reading

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Musings after Watching Burns’ Vietnam

I’ve been watching Ken Burns’ Vietnam and I’m just shaking my head. In 1965 I was in grade school so I never really paid much attention to what was going on. I knew things were bad when I got to … Continue reading

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Head of Passes

We got a call from the Music Center warning us that there was something going on at the Chandler (Carmen), the Ahmanson (The Red Shoes), and the Taper (Head of Passes) and to plan to arrive early to get a … Continue reading

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Hamilton

Gordon and I stopped at Delphine’s for a bite before going across the street to the Pantages to see Hamilton last night. Hmmm. I had always enjoyed a glass of wine and splitting a steak sandwich from the munchies menu … Continue reading

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Rehearsal for Gershwin Under the Stars

I went to the rehearsal for Gershwin Under the Stars at the Hollywood Bowl by myself today because Gordon was out of town on business. I thought about skipping but it was only 80 degrees outside and I didn’t want … Continue reading

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Gordon and I went to see The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time at the Ahmanson last night. Of course, Gordon wanted French onion soup so we stopped at Kendall’s before the show. The only thing going on … Continue reading

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Rehearsal at the Hollywood Bowl

One of the perks of being a donor to the Los Angeles Philharmonic is an invitation to a rehearsal. So Gordon and I put on our hats and other protective gear to attend a rehearsal of the concert to be … Continue reading

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