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Volume 24  |  Friday, September 28, 2001  |  Number 16
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Fermilab Arts Series Presents:

Trio Voronezh

Saturday, November 10, 2001 $17 ($9 ages 18 and under)

Trained at the Conservatory in Voronezh, Russia, these three musicians play traditional Russian folk instruments: a double-bass balalaika (the three-stringed Russian national instrument with a large triangular body), a domra (a three-stringed short necked ancestor of the mandolin), and a bajan (a chromatic-button accordion). The Trio's diverse repertoire ranges from classical works of Bach, Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi to popular songs by Gershwin to Russian folk and gypsy dance music.

The Christmas Schooner

December 1, 2001 $17 ($9 ages 18 and under)

Experience the warmth, love, hardship and resilience of the Stossel family, German immigrants living in Chicago in the 19th century. This original musical tells the true story of a group of hardy souls who braved ferocious winter weather to deliver Christmas trees to the people of Chicago after the Great Chicago Fire. Not knowing if the ship could make it through the stormy weather, or if there was any desire for his cargo, the Captain was met at the dock by crowds of people waiting to purchase trees to carry on the tradition of Tannenbaum. Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as "one of the best of the alternative family shows in the Chicago area," this production, filled with great music and dance, is perfect for the entire family.


Free English classes in the Users' Center for FNAL guests, visitors and their spouses. The schedule is: Monday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Separate classes for both beginners and advanced students.



  • Eugene Dentino, ID 4527, PES-OP-Service/ Inv. Mgt. October 24.

  • Robert Peters, ID 238 BD-Accelerator Controls Dept, December 31.


  • Bob Hall (FESS-Services, ID 01346 N), on Oct. 28 following an illness. He was 55. Hall joined the lab in 1971, and was soon placed in charge of the newly organized Roads & Grounds Department located at Site 55. When the grass was cut, the snow was plowed or the roads and parking lots needed maintenance, Hall was the supervisor. He also handled many other responsibilities as they came up, such as agriculture lease agreements, and his efforts and skills helped the lab function as an open site for most of three decades.

    Letter to the Editor

    I would like to thank everyone at Fermilab who made the September 28 Enrico Fermi celebration a resounding success. Those of us who attended the day and evening activities are most grateful that you proceeded as scheduled. It is imperative to enact security measures in times of national emergencies, such as the one now facing all Americans, and Fermilab successfully met that challenge. From one who has attended cultural and lecture events for years, efforts are deeply appreciated. Allowing this celebration to take place is indeed a most meaningful message about what makes this country and its people so great: its relentless and unwavering pursuit of of freedom. Fermilab is the image of this wonderful freedom all Americans hold dear. Thank you.

    Nancy Nolley

    Dubuque, IA

  • last modified 11/11/2001 by C. Hebert   email Fermilab