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..... POST-GAZETTE, MAY 20,&apos; 2011 Page 9 :Fhe 00ociall!y byJ-tilda M. Morrill Left to right: Erwin and Barbara Brilliant enjoy the pre-concert reception with Frank and Betty Avruch. Maestro Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra kicked off the "2011 Spring Pops Sea- son" on May 11 with a Gala Opening Night tribute to the musi of Judy Garland fea- turing Broadway musical star Linda Eder. Ms. Eder's brilliant vocals were showcased as she sang such favorites as "By My- self," "Me and My Shadow," "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" and "Over the Rain- bow," to name but a few. The festivities included a complimentary pre-concert cocktail reception, complete with delicious hors d'oeuvres. Audience members had been encouraged to dress up as their favorite "Sound of Music" characters and sev- eral were invited to go on the Symphony Hall stage for a fun sing-along of such clas i sics as "My Favorite Things" and "Edelweiss." Local celebrities, including Ron and Joyce Della Chiesa and Joyce Kulhawik, as well as BSO staff members, added to the fun by dressing up as von Trapp family mem- bers and nuns from the Abbey. For information about the exciting 126 th Boston Pops Season which runs through June 26 featuring the "American Songbook," visit For tickets, call Symphony- Charge at 617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200. !i j "'Spring Promotion Menu" THREE (3) COURSE DINNER $24.95 g. Choose One Appetizer from a choice of (4) .... Choose One Entree from a choice of (13) ::::, Dessert This menu is available every day from 3 PM to 6 PM and from 9:30 PM to closing, : This offer is val d now through the month of May 2011 - Also available now through the month of May 2011 ( .... pt Saturdays) isour S  whiohincludes: ALL WINES BY THE GLASS - /2 price #'\\; ALL APPETIZERS - 1, price < ALL PASTA DISHES - 1, price :ca ....... VEAL FRANCESCA - /2 price ....... . CHICKEN MICHELANGELO - /2 price (}OGLIOLA. ALLA MEDITERRANEANA (SOLE)- V2 price ) 150 RICHMOND STREET " In the Heart of Boston's North End {Photo by Hilda M. Morrill) ....... On Saturday, June 11, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts' Museum Council invites us to "celebrate sum- mer in the city with an artistic flair" at the eighth annual Black-tie "Summer Party" from 9 p.m.-midnight. As they note, "Please join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, dessert and danc- ing, and a juried silent art auction. Kick off the summer with Boston's favor- ite fundraiser, 'The Summer Party: Through the Look- ing Glass,' inspired by the titular exhibition of Dale Chihuly's work at the MFA. 'The Summer Party' prom- ises to be a festive evening to ring in summer amid works of art, music and friends in the glass-enclosed Shapiro Family Courtyard of the new Art of the Americas Wing." Net proceeds will benefit the Museum Council Artist in Residency Program and provide operating support for the MFA. Tickets may be pur- chased online at www.mfcLorg, or call the Museum Council Office at 617-369-3268. ....... The Sports Museum is proud to announce this year's honorees for "The Tra- dition." Celebrating its 10 th year, the annual summer event will be held on Tues- day, June 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. and will honor distinguished New England athletes. This year's honorees include: -Boston Celtics Legend and the embodiment of "Celtic Pride," Larry Bird, as the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. -The pride of Lowell, retired junior welterweight professional boxer and former WBU champion Micky Ward, will receive the Boxing Legacy Award. -A four-time Pro Bowl WGBH's 99.5 FM Classical Radio morning host Laura Carlo and her husband, opera singer James Coelho, at the pre-concert reception. cornerback and a three- time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patri- ots, Ty Law, will receive the Football Legacy Award. -Recently retired third baseman Mike Lowell will receive the Baseball Legacy Award for helping the Red Sox to World Series glory. -Boston Bruin alumni Willie O'Ree, the first black player to participate ir a regular season NHL game, will be honored with the Hockey Legacy Award for his contributions to professional hockey. -Bobbi Gibb will be honored {Photo by Hilda M. Morrill) with a Special Achievement Award for becoming the first woman ever to run the Boston Marathon in 1966. "The Tradition" is the an- nual fundraising event for The Sports Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit educa- tional institution, located on levels 5 and 6 of the TD Garden. Attending "The Tradition" -guarantees a once-in-a-life- time opportunity. Guests are granted the opportunity to mingle with some of New England's most legendary (Continued on Page 13) BSO Director of Public Relations Bernadette Horgan, right, welcomes Reverend Mother (Joyce Della Chiesa) and Captain von Trapp (Ron Della Chiesa, "the voice of the Boston Symphony Orchestra" and WPLM 99.1 FM/ WGBH 89.7 FM host) to Symphony Hall. (Photo by Hilda M. Morrill) All the glory that was Rome ..... Pompei Bistro Beer * Wine