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August 2021

Michael Alexander

Dear Friends:

First of all, I want to thank you. Many of you reading these newsletters have been loyal patrons of CaltechLive! for years. We are indebted to you for your ongoing interest in and support for our performances, lectures, and events, whether in person or online.

For well over a year now, I have been sending you letters that addressed how CaltechLive! and other Caltech Public Programming activities were going to reach you via the internet. Almost all of us have become very well acquainted with Zoom as well as the various YouTube programs that have allowed us to enjoy artists' performances and the conversations around their work.

We've spent our summer closely monitoring this new event landscape with our performing arts colleagues. We have also been working actively with Caltech leadership to develop policies and procedures with a vigilant eye toward the health and safety of our artists, audience, and staff.*

CaltechLive! will return to Beckman Auditorium in January 2022 with our first in-person performances since 2019. The quality of our performances and artists—as well as the grandeur of Beckman Auditorium—will continue to delight and entertain.

We are eager to welcome you back to Beckman auditorium, and CaltechLive! is committed to presenting events that are not only artistically excellent but also speak to and resonate with the plethora of cultures and experiences in here Southern California.

When we reveal the lineup in next month's newsletter, expect nothing less than another dynamic collection of exemplary art and artists from across the globe (and our own backyard).

And, thanks to a grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, we are currently working with local leaders and organizations to develop deeper relationships between our programs and the greater community this next season.

If you know a family member, friend, or neighbor who is unfamiliar with CaltechLive!, we hope you invite them to join you at Beckman auditorium in 2022. Word of mouth is essential to an active and engaged community, and we hope you spread the magic of CaltechLive! far and wide!

I am forever grateful for the years of support that many of you have given CaltechLive! and look forward to working with you to expand our program, serve our community, and share the many benefits of attending live performing arts events.

Best wishes,