The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans (MASNO) presented its “NOCTURNE XVI” fundraiser gala on December 2, 2018, at the Ritz-Carlton. Celebrating the event’s 16th year, MASNO presented a very exciting piano duo, the Emmy-nominated Anderson & Roe Piano Duo featuring Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe.
The program included a variety of classical and popular choices arranged for two pianos or four hands by the duo. The program was eclectic and creative, including a tango by Piazzolla, a suite from Rachmaninoff, selections from Bizet’s Carmen and variations from Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney and John Lennon. The duo wowed audiences yet again with their encore – their original arrangement of Leonard Bernstein’s “America” from his beloved musical West Side Story.
The evening had the air of elegance that friends of MASNO expect each year. The champagne reception with hot and cold appetizers was well-attended, and a three-course dinner was prepared by the culinary team at the Ritz-Carlton, capped by Bananas Foster Cheesecake.
Committee Chairs were Susan Lafaye and Elissa Bluth. Also in attendance were MASNO Co-Presidents Anne Gauthier and Dr. James Farrow, as well as MASNO Executive Director Cara McCool Woolf.
Event at a Glance
What: “NOCTURNE XVI,” benefiting Musical Arts Society of New Orleans
When: Sunday, December 2, 2018
Past President Emel Songu Mize, Co-President Anne Gauthier, Sanford Pailet and Board Member Machelle Johnson
Michael Harold, Angela O’Malley, Quinn Peeper and Executive Intern Millie Mince