CHICAGO, IL---Immediately after the concerto concert, it was a jury week for my students, and right after the last student's jury, I left to Chicago for a solo concerto at Chicago Cultural Center. I didn't realize this until my friend pointed out after the concert, but the program included pieces by three women composers (Clara Schumann, Tonia Ko, and me). This was a coincidence, but it was well-suited for the occasion since the concert was sponsored by the Musicians Club of Women. Other pieces include Handel, Scriabin, Robert Schumann, and a piece called "Homage a Faure" by American composer Robert Helps. I've been wanting to learn the piece for awhile and it was nice to finally be able to perform the beautiful piece in public. Helps passed away about ten years. The Preston Bradley Hall had such a beautiful glass ceiling, and it being a city attraction, there were many people in the audience. I enjoyed talking with some audiences and seeing my dear friends Danielle and Kara afterward. Now, back to Rochester for all my final exams!