Sandra Reaves-Phillips

From: DanielKleinknech
To:, AShafman
Sent: 4/27/2009 10:27:56 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Sandra Reaves-Phillips
Dear Mr. Shafman,

What a dynamic and gifted performance Sandra Reaves-Phillips gave this Saturday evening at the Cedar Rapids Country Club.  Her performance was especially moving because of the heartfelt delivery of the music, but she also gave insightful dialogue inbetween the pieces.

To be honest, the audience went wild over her performance, more so than any other artist we've brought in for our Opera Galas.  The band was top-notch, too.  Lafatyette Harris and Paul Ramsey gave dynamic performances.  Mr. Harris and I were at Oberlin at the same time, so it was fun to talk with him after the performance about which dorms we lived in while we were students these.

We have Mid West Bank One of Iowa City, Mr. Charlie Funk, to thank for bringing these great artists in to our community.  Without supporters like him, it would be impossible to mount events like this.

Dr. Daniel Kleinknecht
Executive Director,
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre