Dick and Ann Strub with Hosts Frances and Calvin Fayard
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s “Fête de Voyage” served as a thank you to LPO’s major supporters who helped fund the LPO’s performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City on February 27. Orchestras throughout the United States were invited to compete for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform in this legendary venue; once the LPO was selected, thanks to generous supporters, they had to raise funds to fly 100 musicians, staff and equipment to New York and back. The Carnegie Campaign was tremendously successful, thanks to Carnegie Fellows.
The February 27 performance took place in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, and included “Silvestre Revueltas”, “La noche de los Mayas” and two works by Philip Glass, “Days and Nights in Rocinha” and “Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra” featuring Jim Atwood and Paul Yancich.
The party took place at the home of Frances and Calvin Fayard on St. Charles Avenue, which hosted 200 patrons. Laura Arrowood provided catering.
Musical entertainment was provided by musicians of the LPO: Vance Woolf on trumpet; Stephen Orejudos on trumpet; Matthew Eckenhoff on horn; and Evan Conroy on trombone.
Event Chairs included James Boyd, CEO of the LPO; Ranney Mize, President of the Board of Trustees; Paul Leaman, Chair of the Carnegie Fellows; and Carlos Miguel Prieto, Music Director and Principal Conductor.
Event at a Glance
What: “Fête de Voyage,” benefiting Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
When: Wednesday, February 21
Where: Home of Frances and Calvin Fayard