With our wonderful group of artists, there's always something special to celebrate but this Fall, we also celebrated the marvelous contribution that FSA Director Barrie Steinberg has made to our enterprise and our artists for 20 years with a party in her honor at our apartment...
Barrie showing off burl wood gift that Martha Salomon picked out in Vermont. *
... and an ode.
To Barrie Steinberg On the Occasion of Her 20th Anniversary
with Frank Salomon Associates
'Twas twenty years ago today, that Barrie came our way
To bring her talents and smarts to FSA, I'm happy to say.
Sisters Gevers, Collins & Schuman also had nice long runs
But Barrie holds the record for longevity and devotion, bar none!
She's managed artists with sensitivity, imagination and brio,
Be it clarinetist, string quartet or our indomitable piano trio.
When it comes to visas, taxes, tours and subjects financial,
Barrie's knowledge and expertise is more than substantial.
Barrie came from Sante Fe and that 'evil Empire' called CAMI,
At FSA, she found a gentler world and a guy unabashedly hammy.
She came a single woman boasting a wardrobe of high school age
Then, Paul she wed, and soon, maternity clothes became the rage.
How she balances work and family is a miracle without doubt
For her, doing both with excellence and love, is what it's all about.
So, for two decades of devotion to our artists and mission, I give countless thanks
From Gray's Papaya and this 43 year-old appreciative Franks.
If you didn't happen to be there, the reference to Gray's Papaya (my favorite drive-by, after a late night at the office, for a couple of franks with extra mustard and sauerkraut) was the scene of a surprise that Barrie and Sharon Robinson engineered for my 60th. So it seemed appropriate, for our surprise for Barrie, to reprise the Sacher torte dessert.
Marcia and Richard Goode with Barrie and Frank *
Barrie's Sacher torte *
While we were partying, our artists were making audiences happy all over the world this Fall...Some fun news about our artists is listed at right.
Happy Fall and hope to see you soon at APAP, ISPA and CMA,
Frank Salomon Associates
* Party photos courtesy of Lynne Mazza.