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POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 Page9 0 Boston Symphony Orchestra performing. (Photo by Stu Rosner) Boston Symphony Orches- tra Returns ....... The Or- chestra will open its 2012- 2013 season on Septem- ber 22 nd at 7:00 pm featur- ing an all Beethoven pro- gram. Soloist Mr. Perlman will perform Beethoven's lyri- cal Romances Nos. 1 and 2 for violin and orchestra. He will then take up the baton as conductor to conclude the program with Beethoven's" perennially popular, dance- infused Seventh Symphony. The program begins with Beethoven's early Romances No. I and 2 dating from 1798- 1802 when the composer was beginning to be recog- nized, from his early piano sonatas and first pairs of symphonies and piano con- certos. As a leading com- poser of the generation fol- lowing the legendary Mozart and Haydn, the two Romances reflect a transitional style between Beethoven's early Classical period and the "heroic" middle period. The night at symphony's per- formance will end with Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 that was composed about a decade after the Romances. In which time Beethoven's pieces had established him as being the greatest com- poser of his day. Festivities complimenting the opening of the BSO's 2012-13 season will begin at 6:00 pm with a cocktail reception for all concert attendees in the variety rooms in Symphony Hall, allowing guests to explore the lavish space. Boston Gourmets, Scampo's Lydia Shire and Simon Restrepo have constructed the menu for the pre-concert reception and post-concert dinner. The reception will include passed white wine and sparkling BSO Violinist Elita Kang (Photo by Stu Rosner) Real Estate Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals 376 North Street * Boston, MA02113 (617) 523-2100 Fax (617) 523-3530 water, as well as hors d'oeuvres such as Lydia's famous maple and rum smoked salmon, roka shrimp, lobster popovers, and goat cheese and fresh fig tartlets with lavender honey. Follow- ing the concert, at 8:30 p.m., ticket holders are invited to an elegant dinner that will be held in a reception space at Symphony Hall. Rafanelli Events have teamed up with other local vendors including Be Our Guest, Port Lighting, and Winston Flowers to cre- ate a magnificent showing for the reception. Ms. Shire and Mr. Restrepo are pre- senting a first course includ- ing over upland cress soft shell lobster tail and beet ravioli and crisp baked corn pudding followed by a main course highlighting rack and saddle of Colorado lamb with parmesan sauce and mos- tarda Cremona with crisp endive leaves and crisped sage leaves. Trustee Stephen R. Weiner and his wife, Roberta, are presenting as the chairs of the Benefactor Gala and are expecting it to raise over $I,750,000 for the BSO. In years past Boston Sym- phony Orchestra has always put on a good show. With the theme being Beethoven and the dinner to follow, the event will live up to the stan- dards it has created. Tickets may be purchased by phone through Symphony Charge (617-266-1200 or 888-266- 1200), online through the BSO's website (, or in person at the Symphony Hall Box Office (301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston). Fashion Night Out FoUow Up ....... September 6 th from Manhattan to Milan, Atlanta to Australia, the after- hours shopping extrava- ganza Fashion's Night Out, with stores in over 500 cities nationwide, Newbury Street had a show of its own. Boston participated in its 2 nd year of the event and after being voted "worst dressed city" by GQ magazine the city de- cided it was time to show the world what the Hub has to offer. Mayor Menino kicked off the event on center stage at six. With live bands like Sweet Tooth and the Sugar Babies, DJs like Boston's own Frank White spinning in front of Converse also Herb Chambers displaying over 80 dream cars through 6 blocks of Newbury there was more to see than just a shopping spree. Some of the sponsors included Kimpton Hotels' "Nine Zero," City Sports, Reebok cross-fit and fix your feet to name just a few. Most every store had some sort of deal or giveaway to promote during the festivities. Bella Bridesmaid was handing out a cocktail to any- one searching for that perfect gown; Salon Acote gave a free 830 gift card with a purchase of a $100 one. Ben Sherman went over the top with "shirteliers" roam- ing the streets in a classy top hat look letting guests know they were not only offering a sur- prise gift but also a complimentary cocktail. Now the longest line I saw that just continued to grow was for Georgetown cup- cakes, it was a mob for the runway vel- vet cupcake that was being given away. Not all in show were actual stores on Newbury Street; there were online shops as well. Pretty Divas had one of a kind dresses and is an online store based out of Leomin- ster and Stylefix, another online business were both "subletting" for the night Daniella Corte revealed her 2012 fall line while actually being on site giving fashion tips during the Newbury Street show. (Photo by Angela Cornacchio) through real estate compa- nies willing to help out With the event. After strutting the street, chatting with the busi- nesses and seeing the fun filled entertainment it's safe to say Boston's Fashion Night Out was a success. Ben Shermans "shirtelier's", the newbury street store had top hat Todd's walking the event promoting their involvement in Fashion Night Out (Photo by Angela Cornacchio)