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Boston Symphony Orchestra Opening Night Gala Concert

Susan Graham,  James Levine
Susan Graham performs with the BSO and James Levine at the opening night gala concert.

BSO Music Director James Levine and the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) opened their 2007-08 concert season on October 4, with an all-Ravel program featuring mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet at Symphony Hall in Boston, MA.  The orchestra launched its 127th season with Ravel's Alborada del gracioso.  Ms. Graham joined the BSO for Shéhérzade for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, and Mr. Thibaudet performed Ravel's Piano Concerto in G.  The Opening Night at Symphony program closed with the second suite from Daphnis et Chloé

The concert was followed by a gala dinner at The Fairmont Copley Plaza.  Lisbeth Tarlow and Stephen Kay were the chairmen of the benefactor event.  The Benefactor Committee included Lorraine and Alan Bressler, Jan Brett and Joseph Hearne, Peter and Anne Brooke, Samuel B. and Deborah D. Bruskin, Gregory E. Bulger, Katie and Paul Buttenwieser, John F. Cogan Jr. and Mary L. Cornille, Julie and Ronald Druker, Cynthia and Robert J. Lepofsky, Joyce and Edward Linde, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Loder, Dr. Robert and Jane B. Mayer, Joseph C. McNay, Dr. Martin C. Mihm Jr., William and Lia Poorvu, Carol and Joe Reich, Maureen and Joe Roxe, Arthur I. Segel, Gilda and Alfred A. Slifka, Mr. and Mrs. Carlos H. Tosi, Stephen and Dorothy Weber, and Roberta and Stephen R. Weiner. 

David Walker, Lis Tarlow, Antonella Walker, Steve Kay
David Walker, Lis Tarlow, Antonella Walker, Steve Kay.

Mark Volpe, Susan Graham and Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Managing Director Mark Volpe with soloists Susan Graham and Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

Edward Linde, Joyce Linde
Chairman of the Board Edward Linde and wife Joyce.

Joe and Carol Reich
Joe and Carol Reich.

Ray and Maria Stata
Ray and Maria Stata.

Wendy Shattuck and Samuel Plimpton
Wendy Shattuck and Samuel Plimpton.

Annie Rye and Lee Elman
Annie Rye and Lee Elman.

Lisa Grenier and Alan Dynner
Lisa Grenier and Alan Dynner.

Jan Brett and Joe Hearne
Jan Brett and Joe Hearne.

Photos: Michael Lutch
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