Then it was on to the elegant living room set for a gracious dinner catered by Michael's On East. I always love to have dinner in that room. It is just so captivating. Actually the whole evening is charming. I strongly advise you to try to get tickets for next year's event. The indomitable Sally Faron, Executive Director and the intrepid Janet Hunter work hard to make the evening inviting, decorating the rooms for the holidays in a simple, but exquisite manner. I always feel so civilized at this event. Piero Rivolta, Derek Han and Bruno Giuranna started La Musica, as a chamber music festival almost 30 years ago and it is quite a treasure in our cultural life here in Sarasota.
Artist Kay Curtis donated a delightful painting for auction and it was won by Chari Isaacs after a spirited bidding war.
|Rachele and Piero Rivolta|
|Daniel Avshalomov and Derek Han|
|La Musica Executive Director, Sally Faron|
|Janet and John Hunter|
|Dyck and Caroline Andrus|
|Chari Issacs and Bob Petersen|
|The table setting|
|Sarasota's society photographers and my friends - Cliff Roles, Molly Schechter and Rebecca Baxter|
|Fred and Terri Derr|
|Deborah Beacham and Gina Clamage|
|Dirk and Jennifer Meyer|
|Bill and Kay Curtis|
|Kay Curtis' art work|
|Dessert - apple strudel - yum!|