WHAT: “Take Five” honored jazz icon Dave Brubeck in an evening that included a champagne reception, a concert and a “moveable feast” of offerings from noted Greenwich restaurants.
Mr. Brubeck received the prestigious Silver Baton award from the Russian National Orchestra (RNO) for his lifetime contributions to cultural diplomacy. “Take Five” benefits the RNO Instrument Fund and Jazz’d 4 Life, an organization that builds opportunities for young people around the world.
WHERE: Hosted by the Mitchell Family at Richards of Greenwich, 359 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, CT
WHEN: Tuesday, September 28, 2010
• 6:30 pm Champagne Reception - - - 7:15 pm Concert & Silver Baton presentation
• Post-concert Gourmet moveable feast served from multiple stations
WHO: Guest of Honor Dave Brubeck
Honorary Chairs Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kendall
Gala Chairman Thomas Hampson of the Metropolitan Opera
Co-Chairs Marianne Wyman, Irene Ioffe,
Anne Perlin, Tatiana Panchenkova
Concert Artists Brubeck Brothers Quartet:
Chris Brubeck, Dan Brubeck,
Chuck Lamb, Mike DiMicco
Maxim Rubtsov, RNO Principal Flute
Vladislav Lavrik, RNO Principal Trumpet
Restaurants Jean-Louis, La Panetiere, La Cremaillere, l’escale, Moscow on the Hudson…and wines by Peter Paul Wines and Champagne
The Russian National Orchestra (RNO), which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with events around the world, comes to Greenwich, CT, to honor Dave Brubeck. Starting in the 1970’s, Mr. Brubeck helped build bridges between the people of the US and the Soviet Union. He returned to Russia during the 1990’s for a performance with the RNO, the country’s first independent orchestra. RNO has also performed with Dave Brubeck and the Brubeck Brothers in the US. The principals and ensembles of the RNO have made numerous appearances with the Brubeck Brothers.