The Louisville Orchestra had quite a weekend! Friday, Joshua bell came to town and had a chat with Scott Dowd on Classical 90.5 FM (WUOL). You can download the podcast here.
Joshua Bell goes over a few details with Jorge Mester before the rehearsal of Symphonie EspangnoleLater that evening, the Orchestra had their amazing season images by O'Neil Arnold that were enlarged and streached on canvases on display for the Gallery Hop. The image transfers were not as vibrant as the glossy brochure, but they were still quite impressive. A string quartet performed as well.
All of this was just a sample of an amazing week of events and performances gearing up for Saturday's Fanfara Gala and concert. Saturday evening started with cocktails atop the Humana Building. It was a lovely evening to be on their observation deck for cocktails. Joshua Bell made an appearance and was swarmed! After a lovely dinner the dinner guests were a part of the Jorge Mester procession crossing Main street ed by the Male High School Color Gaurd and up the stairs of the Kentucky Center flanked by the Male High School marching band.
All of the efforts to make Fanfara fantastic worked perfectly.