Parties & Openings
Nov. 18 - Pittsfield
Berkshire Museum Tree Fest
Nov. 17 - Lenox
Multicultural BRIDGE Awards
Nov. 15 - Torrington
NWCT Arts Council Awards
Now It’s Summer! Tanglewood Opening Night Gala 2010
Resurrection indeed! Summer does not officially begin in the Berkshires until the opening night of Tanglewood, and the sun was shining brightly on the lawn outside the Hawthorne Tent as Tanglewood’s loyal supporters arrived for a gala dinner before heading to the Koussevitzky Music Shed on Friday, July 9. Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, who filled in for the recuperating James Levine, led the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus (which is celebrating its 40th anniversary) in a spine-tingling rendition of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Rusurrection. With solo performances by mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and soprano Layla Claire, the evening was “highly dynamic, interpretively distinctive, and viscerally exciting,” in the words of the Boston Globe‘s review by Jeremy Eichler.
Norman & Laurel de la Liberté; Kirsten & Richard Perras.
BSO trustee Kim Taylor and Anne Hessberg; Christopher Lindop, a BSO Overseer, with Laura Lindop and Oliver Curme, a co-chair of the gala.
Jacqueline Togut, who underwrote the gala decor, with Jane B. Mayer and cellist Owen Young.
Artlifedesign’s Maureen Jerome with photographer Lincoln Russell; Oskar Hallig & Mike Zippel of Mount Washington’s Hallig Hilltop House with BSO trustee and Red Lion Inn owner Nancy Fitzpatrick.
Architect Kristine Sprague and photographer Kevin Sprague; Rebecca Elvin and Carole Rudman
Dan Mathieu, gala co-chair Cynthia Curme and Tom Potter; Country Curtains founder Jane Fitzpatrick and former Massachusetts Senate president William Bulger.
Newlyweds Philip & Ania Auerbach.
Jill & Emery Sheer; Stella Gould and Joyce Della Chiesa.
Tanglewood Annual Giving advisor Pam Malumphy and Ethan Berg of the Winthrop Estate; BIFF founder Kelley Vickery and Parker Togut.
Nancy Feldman with BSO Overseer Alan Dynner who is also chairman of the board of overseers of the New England Aquarium, and Lisa Grenier; BSO Overseer Margery Steinberg and director of development Libby Roberts.