Philanthropic Fun: Encore for Musicians


The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra hosted “Baubles and Bubbly for Beethoven” to publicize the Encore Shop, a resale boutique which specializes in designer clothing, shoes and accessories that directly benefits the musicians and artists of the LPO.

The beautiful home of Mary Matalin and James Carville was decorated with flowers, oversized champagne glasses filled with “bubbles” and candles for the benefit.

Music was provided by LPO musicians, John Reeks on the clarinet and son Jesse Reeks on the keyboard.

MeMe’s New Orleans Cafe and Catering provided a buffet. Betty Speyrer created cocktail-sized desserts and Rita Lapinto created mini pralines. The champagne flowed freely!

Key boutique items included a Chanel red leather clutch, black Prada heels, a silver St. John cocktail suit, an Escada jacket, and a Mignon Faget sterling cuff bracelet with rose quartz cabachon with matching earrings.

The event broke all records in attendance with more than 200 guests. Carol Hall presided as Event Chair with Marilyn Dittmann as Sponsor Chair and Carolyn Landwerlin as Boutique Chair. Melissa Gordon serves as Chair of the Encore Shop.

Event at a Glance

What: “Baubles and Bubbly for Beethoven,”benefiting Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
When: Tuesday, October 9
Where: Home of Mary Matalin and James Carville

Philanthropic Fun: Encore for Musicians

 Boutique Chair Carolyn Landwerlin, Paul Leman, Sponsor Chair Marilyn Dittmann and Nancy Fridge

Philanthropic Fun: Encore for Musicians

Linda Grillot, Courtney Anne Sarpy, Kathleen Davenport and Betty Speyrer


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