Friday, April 24, 2009

Orpheus and the Other World

I love the Metropolitan Club in NYC. I always feel like I have stepped back in time, when grand houses lined Fifth Ave. Last night it was location for the annual Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Gala. After sipping cocktails in the majestic main hall the guests were treated to a performance by the Orchestra. Later they climbed the stairs to the dinning room where dinner was served. This year the tables were decorated with orchids thanks to Foliage Gardens. It was simple and beautiful.

I love the fact that there is no conductor for the Orchestra. They rotate leadership roles and all the member of the orchestra get to participate in the artistic decisions during the rehearsals. I think that is extraordinary.

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