Gloucester is not only accomplished but ever so affable, so everyone is looking forward to seeing him. Sir Colin, in addition to his post as the principal conductor of the LSO, is also adored in New York as the principal guest conductor of the New York Philharmonic. The recital will feature such artists as Ben Heppner, tenor; Petra Lang, mezzo-soprano; Alastair Miles, the bass, and Sara Mingardo, contralto, all of whom are performing with the LSO in its festival series this week at Lincoln Center. The chairmen of the evening are Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Gow, Mrs. Ridgely Harrison and Gail Hilson.
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University is holding its annual awards dinner, "A Celebration of Leadership in Combatting Substance Abuse" on April 2 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf. Jeb and Columba Bush, the Governor and First Lady of Florida, will receive CASA’s Special Achievement Award for their outstanding work fighting substance abuse in their state. CASA’s Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Jim Cantalupo, the chairman and ceo of McDonald’s, for the company’s long-standing support and commitment to children.
Larry King and Jamie Lee Curtis will serve as masters of ceremonies. President and Mrs. George Bush and all living former presidents and former first ladies are serving as honorary chairmen. Barbara Bush, herself, is expected to attend this dinner in honor of her son and daughter-in-law. And, of course, Joseph Califano, the chairman and president of CASA, will be there with his wife, Hilary.
The ladies will sport their designer stripes and Tiffany Deco-inspired diamonds at a ladies’ lunch at Tiffany’s tomorrow to benefit the Wildlife Conservation Society. Jamee Gregory, the chairman of the hot meal, will wear Valentino leopard spots and a lot of Deco diamonds. The reason for all this is to kick off the Wildlife Conservation Society’s "Tiger Time" spring gala on May 29. They, meaning Carroll Petrie, Norma Dana, Fernanda Kellogg, Karen LeFrak, Kimberly Rockefeller and Allison Stern, will all eat together in a room reminiscent of the Siberian Tiger’s Northern Asia terrain, complete with tiger prints, jungle-like bamboo and moss, while being bathed in scarlet lighting. Did you ever?