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Tanglewood 2011 Opens With a Splash

It was that kind of night.  Just before hundreds of undaunted Boston Symphony Orchestra supporters, some local, many more, it seemed, from New York and Boston, descended on the grounds of Tanglewood to celebrate the opening of its 2011 season, it had rained.  Fortunately, the weather held throughout the cocktail hour, but when the revelers left the beautiful tent after a fabulous Italian feast overseen by Boston star chef Lydia Shire, the ground was wet again.  No matter, all remained clear for the walk over to the shed, then apparently, during the first half of the all-Italian music program, it rained like mad again.  But, with what appeared to be at least 200 musicians onstage performing the first act of Bellini’s Norma, no one noticed.  Such is the magic of Tanglewood.


Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick and Diane PatrickPatrick Jang, center, fresh from his first year at the Charlotte N.C. School of Law, reuniting with Penny Pincus and Claudio Pincus, who sponsored his 2010 Tanglewood Music Center opera program fellowship.

Gala co-chair Stuart Hirshfield, Susie Hirshfield, Mark Volpe, managing director of the BSO, chef Lydia Shire, gala co-chair Bruce Auerbach, and Robin Richman

Ellen Cohen, Bob Schwartz, and gala committee member Phoebe Gidden; Judith Cook and Carol Scarafoni

Cindy Curme, trustee Terry Stone, and gala committee member Ollie Curme; James McCormack and Marian Howley

WAMC’s Alan Chartock and Roselle Chartock; Steve Erenburg, Renee Erenburg, Wendy Gordon, and Peter Gordon

Carole Murko and Jim Finnerty; Michael Gaffin and Leslie Gaffin

Alice Stephens, Sari Scheer, Penny Pincus, and Barbara Koz Paley; board of trustees co-chair Stephen Kay, Lis Tarlow, and Malcolm Salter

Gala committee members Lew Steinberg, Margy Steinberg, and Rhonda Herrick; Barbara Koz Paley, Tony “Casablanca,” Kevin Sprague, and Kristine Sprague

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