The National Symphony Orchestra Season-Opening Gala was beyond our wildest imaginations.
THE PARTY A galaxy far, far away set the stage for the National Symphony Orchestra soiree at The Kennedy Center, a space-themed affair that brought in upward of $2 million for the nonprofit and kicked off the season with celestial sounds.
THE PEOPLE Acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell joined maestro Gianandrea Noseda and his orchestra onstage to perform works such as “Song to the Moon” for attendees including Jayne Visser; Ruth Bader Ginsburg; co-chairs Jennifer and David Fischer, and Anita and Tim McBride; and center chairman David Rubenstein. THE HIGHLIGHTS Stormtroopers strolled the alfresco reception (and black-tie-clad guests clamored for photos), and Holly Chapple and Ice Lab created frozen floral centerpieces fitting of the scene. And the news that Noseda will serve as music director through the 2024 to 2025 season sent attendees out of this world. -Kristen Schott
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