BRAVO to Philharmonic Friends Chairs, Karen Gottlieb and Judy Shaffer! Their hard work and dedication resulted in PCLAP member donations exceeding our $30,000 goal, and thus a happy group of music lovers was rewarded with a quintessential Southern California evening of Mozart Masterpieces at the Hollywood Bowl.
The FIRST MOVEMENT of the evening was a smooth bus ride to the Bowl.
The SECOND MOVEMENT consisted of dinner al fresco at the picnic area of the Volunteer Cottage, looking welcoming and summer-sweet. The picnic tables were covered in periwinkle blue cloths featuring whimsical glass jars of assorted jellybeans tagged with a message of thanks for our contributions on behalf of Friends of the LA Philharmonic.
The THIRD MOVEMENT was provided by a stellar chamber orchestration delegation from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which played “crisply and alertly at all times.” Conductor Nicholas McGegan and pianist Inon Barnaton wrought ‘Mozart Magic’ together.
CODA: MUCH GRATITUDE to our incomparable President, Marian Duntley, who expertly wielded the event’s ‘organizational and logistic batons.’ With her usual unflappable calm and grace, she successfully checked all of us on to the buses, directed our group to the Volunteer Cottage upon arrival, and finally back to the buses for the return home. Many thanks as well to the ever hardworking, generous Marilyn Hoffman, who arranged for the buses and boxed suppers.