A Glam Evening at the Gardner

A Glam Evening at the Gardner

September 25, 2019 by Matt Juul

GLAM AT THE GARDNER The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum treated guests to an evening of music, culture and more at the Gardner Gala THE PARTY Patrons and supporters of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum paid tribute to the cultural institution's past and present at the annual Gardner Gala. THE DETAILS Attendees at this year's festivities included Wendy Shattuck, Katherine Chapman Stemberg and Style Alli owner Alli Achtmeyer. Guests enjoyed cocktails before dining in Calderwood Hall. The gala's seasonally inspired menu featured bites such as local burrata and spring pea salad with sugar snaps, black olives and crispy quinoa, and ras el hanout-dusted duck breast, as well as rose angel cake. THE HIGHLIGHTS In honor of the museum's namesake, an orchestra performed Mozart's Magic Flute in the courtyard, the same piece that Isabella Stewart Gardner played when the museum first opened. Violinist Tai Murray also played a rendition of “The Rondo (Last Movement)” from Édouard Lalo's Symphonie espagnole, a classic piece that artist John Singer Sargent once played for Mrs. Gardner.













A Glam Evening at the Gardner

September 25, 2019 by Matt Juul

GLAM AT THE GARDNER The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum treated guests to an evening of music, culture and more at the Gardner Gala THE PARTY Patrons and supporters of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum paid tribute to the cultural institution's past and present at the annual Gardner Gala. THE DETAILS Attendees at this year's festivities included Wendy Shattuck, Katherine Chapman Stemberg and Style Alli owner Alli Achtmeyer. Guests enjoyed cocktails before dining in Calderwood Hall. The gala's seasonally inspired menu featured bites such as local burrata and spring pea salad with sugar snaps, black olives and crispy quinoa, and ras el hanout-dusted duck breast, as well as rose angel cake. THE HIGHLIGHTS In honor of the museum's namesake, an orchestra performed Mozart's Magic Flute in the courtyard, the same piece that Isabella Stewart Gardner played when the museum first opened. Violinist Tai Murray also played a rendition of “The Rondo (Last Movement)” from Édouard Lalo's Symphonie espagnole, a classic piece that artist John Singer Sargent once played for Mrs. Gardner.





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