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Parties & Openings

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Festival of Trees

Nov. 15 – G. Barrington
Indwe Learning Center Benefit

Nov. 11 - Chatham
PS21 Gala

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That’s Rich: Tanglewood’s Great Gatsby Gala

Sarah Todd reports from Lenox.
Sure, The Great Gatsby is about money, class, and the American dream. But F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel is also about parties: the big, lavish, anything-goes kind with flappers and fountains galore. So it was only fitting that Tanglewood followed up its premiere performance of composer John Harbison’s Gatsby opera on Thursday, July 11, with a fête fit for the Jazz Age. Gatsby himself was on hand in the form of tenor Gordon Gietz (left, with violinist Lisa Brooke and BSO artistic administrator Tony Fogg). Women in feathered fascinators and multi-strand pearls shimmied on the dance floor to live music while concert musicians celebrated a job well done with cucumber tea sandwiches and macaroons. There was no green light for party-goers to pin their hopes on, and no eyes of T.J. Eckleburg to watch over revelers. But those who stepped outside the lawn tent’s wispy curtains could sip champagne and dream up their own great ambitions under the stars.

Village Ambulance Service’s Shawn Godfrey with Cafe Reva’s Crystal Soncini; Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Ben Schwartz with baritone David Kravitz, who played Nick Carraway.

Chorus members Thea Lobo, Martin Near, and Jonas Budris; Emmanuel Music executive director Pat Krol with Gatsby‘s Daisy, Devon Guthrie.

Emmanuel Music’s Margaret Johnson, Peter Johnson, and Tom Kush; singer Lynn Torgove, Boston University School of Music professor Allison Voth, and Emmanuel Music’s Jeff Leveson.

Chris Steadman, Geoff Steadman, concertmaster Danielle Maddon, and artist Vimala Steadman.

Rutgers Department of Medicine vice chair Sally Hodder with FORGE Life Science founder Lillian Chiang and Princeton professor Tom Shenk; writers Sara LaPensee and Ken LaPensee.

Gatsby’s Wolfsheim James Maddalena with dermatologist Lina Plantilla and John Loder; Margaret Bowler and Dwight Bowler.

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