Here we are at one of life’s great crossroads. Game seven of the Stanley Cup playoffs starts at 5:00pm on Wednesday, and the Hailey Niswanger Quartet is scheduled to play at ArtSpring at 8:00.
As if life weren’t difficult enough as it is, now you have to choose between the collective catharsis of hockey’s greatest moment, and the appeal of personal imagination and sensibility in the form of four brilliant young musicians. No wonder people become hermits.
But we are Canadians, after all, and we love compromise even more than hockey. So here’s what we’ll do: We’ll delay the start of the concert to 8:45pm. This should give the gods a chance to decide the fate of Lord Stanley’s cup and still give you time to come to ArtSpring. When you get here, we’ll either rejoice or grieve together. After all, that’s somewhat what jazz is about, isn’t it?
So if you already have a ticket, come 45 minutes later than what your ticket says. If you don’t, just come to the door before 8:45 and the Box Office will be waiting for you.