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Page 6 POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 7, 2014 ....... ....... , 0000lnKela Cornacchio The 20 th anniversary of Boston Fashion Week was dedicated to the late Marilyn Riseman. The above photo was part of the "Expression: The Faces of Boston Fashion" display. Socially Scene Reviewed ... Boston Fashion Week finished in style with the closing being held at The W Hotel featuring "Expres- sions" the Faces of Boston Fashion. The minute you walked in the door there were the "faces of fashion" every- where, such as: "The Cat- walk Queen" Denise Hajjar, Photographer Amber Lu, top stylists in the city Nathan Allen and DanieUe Noel rep- resenting Blo, Photographer Todd Lee and so many more. "Expression: The Faces of Boston Fashion" was an amazing slide show featur- ing over 200 portraits of Bos- ton fashion professionals, past and present who have shaped Boston's fashion in- dustry put together by ten local photographers. There were two main slideshows that featured Stylist and Fashion De- signer Nirva Derbekyan, Fashion Designer Dana Duggan, Saks Fifth Avenue Public Relations Manager Cara Fratto, COUP Boston Editor in Chief Alexa Hall, Marc Harris from Marc Har- ris Salon, Fashion Designer Sam Mendoza, Photographer Dimonika Bray, Photogra- pher Michael Diskin, Public Relations Manager of Neiman Marcus Natick April Riccio, Makeup Artist Michelle Bearse-McGrath and Jewelry Designer Dava Muramatsu. The week was dedicated to the late fashion icon Marilyn Riseman and the man of the evening was Boston Fashion Week Founder Jay Calderin. The party was buzzing with the names listed above and a mass more, seeing as that was just a short list of all the faces that bring Boston fash- ion alive. There was a break in all the mixing and mingling to recognize Mr. Jay Claderin for bringing Boston Fashion Week into its 20 th year in 2014. The crowd paused to appreciate the imaginative Calderin throughout his speech who thanked every- one in the room and all who give their heart and soul into making the fashion in- dustry thrive in our city. After the heartfelt thank you, the energetic crowd took back to sashaying the glit- ter around the party and tak- ing photographs that were sure to make the top Facebook pages in the city. It was an important night for the city and the fashionistas of it. As Boston Fashion Week likes to encourage, "shop locally and we will see you in the front row 2015." Jay Calderin will be hon- ored by Youth Design as "2014 Mentor of the Year" at their 2 nd annual Carnival celebration and fundraiser at the W Boston on Thurs- day, November 13 th from 6:00-8:30 pm. Join them for a fun and engaging evening set against the backdrop of a series of interactive car- nival games, cocktails and celebration. Guests pay to play and win fun, buried prizes from local design- driven, retail partners cel- ebrating Boston as a city of design. You will have a chance to play and create alongside their Youth Designers! For tickets visit www. bostonfashionweek, com or http://bit.ly/1rp4619 for more information. Women of the World ... resents Caravan of Sounds with the National A Cappella Champions returning to the Regattabar on November 21 st. The new initiative that Combines music, Japanese calligraphy, and dance will take the audience on a multi-sensory journey around the worldl Their new endeavor aims to revive forgotten global folk traditions, bringing unique sounds back into popular culture. Audiences will ex- perience age-old composi- tions from all over the world, infused with modern tech- nology and sound production techniques. Founded in 2008, Women of the World, has toured glo- bally, with a vast repertoire that spans 27 languages to date. As always, spreading harmony through music is at the core of their artistic message. With USA performances at Carnegie Hall, New York; Boston Symphony Hall; The Kennedy Center, Washing- ton DC, and collaborations with the United Nations, the ensemble has worked closely with many industry legends including Grammy-award winning vocalist, Bobby McFerrin; African vocal icon Angelique Kidjo; Greek clas- sical crossover artist Mario Frangoulis; and the Boston Pops Orchestra led by Maestro Conductor Keith Lockhart. To date, Women of the World has brought over 200 women from all over the world together to collaborate musically. Special guest of the night is Sandra Denice Newtown, author of the Women's Em- powerment anthology book Ari'el Rising. The anthology follows 50 fierce, courageous women through their stories of trials, tribulations and tri- umph. These women from vastly different backgrounds unite to empower women near and far to walk in their purpose and destiny and con- quer that which seeks to hold them back. For more information on Women of the World visit www. womenoftheworld music.com. For more about the Regattabar performance and to purchase tickets visit www.getshowtix.com/ regattabar/moreinfo. Visit the Regattabar website for upcoming shows at www. regattabarjazz, com. Te Deum and Jubilate ... The Henry Purcell Society of Boston will present a program entitled Purcell's "Te Deum and Jubilate" on Sunday, November 23 rd, fea- turing this seminal work alongside selected works from the life and death of Queen Mary II. Written in 1694, Purcell's "Te Deum and Jubilate" was the first of its kind in Boston Fashion Week celebrated their 20 th year and one of the this year's favorites was Yolanda Cellucci's "50 Years of High Heels, Headpieces & Haute Couture" Yolanda (center) is shown above with her daughters Sondra Celli and Linda Petrosian, who are also stapled names in the industry. English Church music. Composed in a style that was vastly different from the very conservative liturgical set- tings at the time, Purcell's setting of the "Te Deum and Jubilate" presented a modern, flamboyant verse anthem; scored not only for treble and adult choirs, soloists, strings and con- tinuo, but also for trumpets. It caused such a sensation, that Baroque Composer Thomas Tudway, who was in attendance, wrote: "There is in this Te Deum, such a glorious representation, of ye Heavenly Choirs, of Cherubins and Seraphins, falling down before ye throne and singing Holy, Holy, Holy as hath not been Equall'd, by any Foreigner or Other... He brings ye treble voices, or Choristers, singing, To thee Cherubins, and Seraphins, continually do cry; and then ye Great Organ, Trumpets, the Choirs and at least 30 or 40 instru- ments besides, all Joine, in most excellent Harmony and Accord ... This most beauti- ful and sublime representa- tion, I dare challenge all ora- tors, poets, painters of any age whatsoever, to form so lively an idea, of choirs of angels singing, and paying their adorations." (London, British Library, Harl. MS 7342, f. 12v.) The Henry Purcell Society of Boston presents the work in collaboration with the Schola of All Saints Brookline under the direc- tion of Emily Howe, the Trebles from the All Saints' Ashmont Choir of Men and Boys under the direction of Andrew Sheranian, and the adult choir of All Saints Brookline. Emily Howe will conduct the November 23 r perfor- mance. The program will begin with three polyphonic settings of the "sentences" of the Burial Service per- formed at the funeral for Queen Mary II the follow- ing year in 1695. Composed at different times, Purcell assembled three verse an- thems scored simply for so- prano, alto, tenor, bass soloists, choir and organ. The first anthem: "Man that is born of a woman," Z. 27, is an incredibly moving setting of text taken from the Book of Common Prayer and reflects on the short- ness and misery of human life. With rising and sinking melodic lines (sometimes simultaneously}, Purcell per- fectly illustrates human frailty and our temporal state. Upon the tragic death of the Queen, Purcell as- sembled the second and third sentences, In the midst of life, Z. 17A, B, and Thou know'st, Lord, the se- crets of our hearts, Z. 58A, B, C, for the service. For this concert, the later version of Thou know'st Lord, the secrets of our hearts will be performed. The earliest versions dated from 1683. Ironically, the very same funeral sentences were performed at Purcell's own funeral only eight short months later. Other works also being performed are the more personal lament writ- ten by Purcell after Queen Mary's death, "0 Dive Cus- tos Auriacae Domus" a song for two sopranos and continuo; and anthems, "O God, Thou art my God,' for choir and soli; and I'hy word is a Lantern," for choir and soli. This performance will fea- ture established and emerg- ing soloists from the Boston area, including sopranos dessica Cooper and Shan- non Canavin, countertenors Gerrod Pagenkopf and Dou- glas Dodson, tenor Charles Blandy, and bass-baritones Robert Honeysucker and Jacob Scharfman, plus the treble choirs of All Saints (Continued on Page 13)