CAMA Concert

By Richard Mineards   |   April 11, 2019
Meg and Dan Burnham, CAMA concert sponsors (photo by Nell Campbell)

CAMA – Community Arts Music Association – hosted a centennial season subscriber dinner at Opal just before the last performance of this season’s international series with the debut of the 128-year-old Royal Scottish National Orchestra under Danish music director Thomas Sondergard at the Granada.

Kicking off with Symphony No.7 in C major by Finnish composer Sibelius, Russian-American pianist Olga Kern then showed her abundant keyboard skills with Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.”

She was the first woman in more than 30 years to win the historic gold medal at the Van Cliburn International piano contest in Fort Worth, Texas.

The hugely entertaining concert concluded with Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major.

Among the tony torrent of music lovers walking the one block to the theater after the 55-guest repast were George and Judy Writer, Jock and Ellen Pillsbury, Carl and Patricia Perry, Mahri Kerley, Rick and Susan Feldman, Dan and Meg Burnham, Greg and Trish Geyer, Doug and Diana Morgan, and Caren Rager and Jim Lichtman.

Claude Case with Tish Gainey before the CAMA concert (photo by Nell Campbell)
John and Ellen Pillsbury celebrating CAMA (photo by Nell Campbell)
Darryl Zupancic and Marta Babson with Michael Howe before the Royal Scottish National Orchestra concert (photo by Nell Campbell)

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