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POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 30, 2010 "i " Page9 by00Iilda M. Morrill Silversmith Jean-Claude Bourbon with one of his limited-edition pieces. (Photo by Roger Farrington) The Christofle boutique at Heritage On the Garden on Boylston Street, recently hosted a festive reception in honor of their Master Silversmith, Jean-Claude Bourbon. Monsieur Bourbon is the Director of Christofle's Haute Couture Workshop, located in Normandy, France, which creates all of the company's exquisite limited-edition works and one-of-a-kind cus- tom pieces commissioned by royalty, celebrities and pri- vate individuals alike. Several vintage and signa- ture pieces from the work- shop were on display at the reception that gathered more than 75 guests. Mon- sieur Bourbon gave a dem- onstration of his craft while graciously answering guests' questions. Everyone enjoyed flutes of Perrier Jouet bubbly and on departing; all received hand- made gifts from Christofle's Couture workshop. A super soiree, to be sure! Since 1842, Christofle has upheld its position as the foremost leader in the art of silver. With locations in more than 70 countries, Christofle offers home de- cor, accessories and jewelry. For more information, visit ....... On Saturday, May 8 the BiNA Farm, a philan- thropic endeavor of Babak Bina, co-owner of Lala Rokh, BiNA Osteria and Bin 26, will host the first annual "Hors- ing Around at the Ritz Gala" benefit. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, 10 Avery Street, Boston. A non-profit organization providing Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT), the BiNA Farm offers integrated programs of music, art, gardening and nature to children with cognitive, physical, psycho- logical and developmental disabilities. The organization goes a step beyond similar equine therapy programs by inte- grating children with and At the reception in his honor, Monsieur Jean-Claude Bourbon, center, is pictured with Christofle President and CEO Nicolas Krafft, right, and Boston Christofle boutique manager Eva Merritt. (Photo by Roger Farrington) without special needs, al- lowing them to interact and learn from one another, while creating an inclusive, enriching community of family members, caregivers and friends. The evening's festivities will include: A visit from one of The BiNA Farm's horses (yes, a live horse in the Ritz!); a special collabo- rative presentation by Bos- ton Pops' Keith Lockhart along with children from The BiNA Farm's program; a skit from comedian Joe Wong, who has tickled the funny bones of President Obama, David Letterman and Ellen DeGeneres; danc- ing and live music, courtesy of SOHO; and exciting live auction items, including a trip to the set of Denis Leary's hit TV show "Rescue Me," Patriots, Red Sox and Bruins packages, and be- hind-the-scenes packages for Boston Pops and Boston Ballet. For tickets and more infor- mation, call 508-479-6232 or visit ....... We have been in- formed that Seiji Ozawa is withdrawing from his 2010 Tanglewood appearances this summer, July 24 and 25, due to additional recu- perative time needed after recent surgery and treat- ment for esophageal cancer. Mr. Ozawa said his recov- ery is going well but that he needed to cancel more en- gagements than originally planned so that he could fully concentrate on centinuing treatment. Seiji Ozawa, BSO Music Director Laureate, was to have led the BSO in an all-Brahms program (Piano Concerto No. 1 with Jody and Erik Saarmaa (couple in center) with Karl and Teryn Weintz at the Christofle boutique reception. (Photo by Roger Farrington) Two of Boston's most "Socially Set ..." members, Robert Mitchell and Caron Le Bran, smile for the camera at the Christofle boutique reception. (Photo by Roger Farrington) Peter Serkin) on July 24 and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in Ravel's Daphnis et Chlo6, Suite No. 2 on July 25. "I'm really sorry for trou- bling and worrying every- one," Mr. Ozawa said in a statement issued from his office. "I myself feel great regret but I want to take all possible measures to re- cover well by listening to my chief doctor's instructions." "Though it's disappointing that Seiji won't be with us this summer at Tanglewood, we are comforted to know that he is taking every pre- caution to ensure the best possible recovery from his recent surgery, said BSO Managing Director Mark Volpe. "Our thoughts are with him as we wish him the very best and eagerly antici- pate his return to conduct- ing later in the year." In January, Mr. Ozawa was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and canceled his rehearsal and performance schedule for at least six months to undergo treat- ment. The Tanglewood dates follow a recently announced series of additional cancel- lations that now extend through the month of August, including an opera in Matsumoto, Japan and a series of concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Europe and Japan, Mr. Ozawa plans to return to conducting in September when he will lead the Saito Kinen Festival Orchestra in concerts in Matsumoto, Japan. Mr. Ozawa, Music Director of the Saito Kinen Festival Orchestra, is also scheduled to bring that ensemble to New York for performances in Carnegie Hall in December to partici- pate in a two-part citywide festival, "JapanNYC," with Mr. Ozawa serving as Artis- tic Director. "JapanNYC" will explore the incredible diversity of Japan's arts and culture with more than 40 events at Carnegie Hall and New York partner institutions in December 2010 and spring 2011. Best Wishes! ....... Looking ahead and marking our calendars: We are all invited to participate in the "64 Annual Roslindale Open Studios." The event will take place on Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All area artists are invited to participate. You do not have to be a Roslindale resident to participate. The Open Studios will take place across a variety of venues including artists' homes/studios, business locations and shared spaces in Roslindale Village. There will once again be group spaces at the Roslindale House, the Boston School of Modern Languages and the auditorium at Sacred Heart School. The event kicks off with a "Preview Reception" on Friday evening November 5, at the Longfellow House on South Street, Roslindale. The highly successful (Continued on Page 13)