|The calendar is beginning to warm up. Last night I went to a cocktail party at the Park Avenue apartment of Rick Friedberg and Francine LeFrak. The Friedberg-LeFraks love to entertain and their gatherings often have to do with something cultural and philanthropic happening in the city.
Mr. Reineke has a three-year contract with the orchestra. This marks the end of a three year search to replace the New York Pops founder (with his wife Ruth) Skitch Henderson who died in 2005. Mr. Reineke will conduct the New York Pops for the first time at their annual birthday (26th) gala at Carnegie Hall on Monday April 27th. He will made is actual season debut on October 9th at Carnegie Hall.
From the LeFrak-Friedbergs, I went a block up the avenue to a cocktail reception at the apartment of Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels.
The Kellogg-Henckels are in the Tiffany and real estate business respectively and last night’s party was a kind of house-warming although they moved in two years ago after acquiring it from the estate of Fernanda’s father, Fran Kellogg.
Big crowd, all happy to see each other, as well as having a look see at the “new” apartment – classic elegance.
|James Johnson, June Freemanzon, and Dan Dutcher||Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels|