CHROMA stress brain

My stress brain is not my friend. This week is the first performance of my BIG SHOW, Chroma. I’ve been working on this project for a year, and while I’ve done plenty of performances this season this one is the big ME event. I self-produce it in three different venues, and here are some things I actually need to do:

Add my event to more community calendars. Do another social network blitz in case anyone anywhere still hasn’t heard of this. Put up flyers. Do some final research and write the script for the show. Confirm the projectors and assistants at the venues. Prep my computer for the technical requirements of the video stuff. Work out the transportation plan for myself and my pianist. Play through all of the music every day. Make a good reed.

Here is what I actually spent my spare time on last night and this morning. I got a huge reed shipment out. OK, that was important. I deleted and recreated all of my student schedules in my calendar hoping to fix my iPhone syncing problem. Didn’t work, did cost me 35 minutes. I had a brilliant idea for a website tweak and spent 40 minutes on it. Go check – See how, on three of the pages, the gray area is about 80 pixels wider than the old version? Very important work. Oh yes.

And yet, as I embarked on these microscopic tasks they felt relevant, important, even urgent. That is what I mean. The closer I get to actually realizing this project the less I am able to see the big picture and judge how to spend my time. I only have so much, of course, between the teaching and the baby and the reed business and the rehearsing and performing with orchestras that is my actual career. I really need to stop puttering around on silly details.

Anyway. Here is CHROMA’s information once again, and the amazing promo video that I am so proud of. Hope to see some of you there!

CHROMA, an exploration of color and contrast, featuring video elements by Paul Hamilton and Caleb Vinson and music by Rossini, Silvestrini, Pasculli, and Louiguy couples the light and movement of Impressionist painting with the beauty and virtuosity of the solo oboe. I have always been fascinated by the colors of the human voice and hope that you will join me as I celebrate the great opera arias of the 19th and 20th centuries with my own “voice.”

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at

Jennet Ingle and Paul Hamilton in CHROMA

Thursday, March 24, 7:30 pm CDT
Lake View Lutheran Church
835 W Addison, Chicago
$20, $15 students/seniors, $15 in advance

Sunday, March 27, 3:00 pm CDT
Valparaiso University
Duesenberg Recital Hall
Free and open to the public

Saturday, April 2, 2:00 pm EDT
South Bend Christian Reformed Church
1855 N. Hickory, South Bend
$15, $10 students/seniors, $10 in advance