Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Four Private Performances for the American Friends of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Marios and Anthi Papadopoulos, Roddy Gow, Guillaume Bich, Victoria Wyman, Edgar Bronfman, Baroness Veronique Bich, Marife Hernandez, April Gow, Joel Bell, and Vassiliki Karayanni 
Maestro Marios Papadopoulos returned to New York in November with invitations to perform four recitals with members of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Baroness Veronique Bich celebrated the maestro's return by hosting a recital and dinner for 60 friends, including Marife Hernandez and Joel Bell, Ruth and Josh Berman, Guillaume Bich, Maria Christina and John Bilimatsis, Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman, Karen Burke, Clemency Burton-Hill, Sophie Coumantaros, Carole and Philippe Delouvrier, Beatrice Dupont, Desmond and Muffie Fitzgerald, Joanie and Jeremy Frost, April and Roddy Gow, Karen Hsu, Charles Holmes, Pamela and Andrew Jacovides, Elbrun and Peter Kimmelman, Jeanne Lawrence, Odile and Michel Longchamp, Annabelle and Alberto Mariaca, Ann and Bill Nitze, Julia and Jamal Nusseibeh, Yvonne Rieber, Johanna and Lief Rosenblatt, Denise and Andrew Saul, Daisy Soros, Peter Tcherepnine, Barbara and Donald Tober, Stanley Weisman and Victoria Wyman.
Concert seating set for 60
Marios Papadopoulos, Natalia Lomeiko, and Mats Lidstrom
Baroness Veronique Bich and Sana Sabbagh Sophie Coumantaros
Guillaume Bich, Ray Steckel, Baroness Veronique Bich, Marie Monique Steckel, and Desmond Fitzgerald
Ruth and Josh Berman Odile De Schietere-Longchampt and Beatrice Dupont
Sana Sabbagh, April Gow, Barbara Tober, and Clarissa Bronfman
Muffie Fitzgerald and Guillaume Bich
Jamal and Julia Nusseibeh
Joan and Jeremy Frost
Maria Christina Bilimatsis and John Bilimatis
April Gow, Annabelle Mariaca, Alberto Mariaca, Elbrun Kimmelman, and Roddy Gow
Dr. Karen Burke, Marios Papadopoulos, and Stephen Miron
Jeanne Lawrence and Clemency Burton-Hill
Christopher Wright, Roddy Gow, and Nick Kourides
Sana Sabbagh and Jamal Nusseibeh
Baroness Veronique Bich and Stanley Weisman
Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman
Joel Bell and Marife Hernandez
Carole Delouvrier, Elbrun Kimmelman, and Marife Hernandez
Roddy Gow, Barbara and Donald Tober, and Victoria Wyman
Daisy Soros, Yvonne Rieber, Lief Rosenblatt, and Johanna Rosenblatt
Bill Nitze, Andrew Jacovides, and Andrew Saul
Andrew and Denise Saul
Vassiliki Karayanni, Mats Lidstrom, and Marios Papadopoulos
Baroness Veronique Bich, Jamal Nusseibeh, and Stanley Weisman
Edgar Bronfman and Marife Hernandez
A few days later, the Board of the Hellenic American Cultural Foundation hosted a recital at the Kaufman Center, which included a performance with two members of the Greek National Opera:  Soprano Vassiliki Karayanni and Baritone Dionysios Sourbis. Among the guests were CeCe Black, Katarina and Robert Shaw, Lucy and Nick Kourides, Mary Jaharis, Antonia and Spiros Milonas and Faanya Rose.
Marios Papadopoulos, Vassiliki Karayanni, and Dionysios Sourbis
CeCe Black, Ourania Soumas, and Carlene Soumas
The audience at the Kaufman Center
Alexandros Efklidis, Vassiliki Karayanni, and Dionysios Sourbis backstage
Archdeacon Panteleimon, Dionysios Sourbis, Marios Papadopoulos, Archbishop Demetrios, and Vassiliki Karayanni
Robin Raybould and Robert Shaw
Peter Holzer, Nicholas Kourides, and Dick Fiss
Roddy and April Gow with Annabelle and Alberto Mariaca
And to cap off the maestro's visit, two additional recitals took place in Greenwich, hosted by Samantha and Nabil Chartouni and at the home of Julia and Jamal Nusseibeh.  
Marios Papadopoulos, Natalia Lomeiko, and Mats Lidstrom
Carol Nicholson, April Gow, Nicholas Porter, Lucy Nusseibeh, and Dorothy Porter
David M.G. Diwik, Marianne Diwik, and David M. Diwik
The Sharifov family, Vladimir Balaeskoul, and Olga Balaeskoul
Marios Papadopoulos, Claire Stadtmueller, Anisa, and Julia Nusseibeh
Julia Nusseibeh, Olga Balaeskoul, Vladimir Balaeskoul, and Oliver Dungey
Erica Ventley and Elizabeth Orwitz
Carol Nicholson, Roddy Gow, and Caroline Gillespie Greer
Yvonne Handler and Mary Hudd
Felicitas Brant, Heiner Rutt, Julia Nusseibeh, and Rhya Volkwein
Julia and Jamal Nusseibeh
Soprano Vassiliki Karayanni and Baritone Dionysios Sourbis will perform in the new production of Nozze di Figaro at the Niarchos Opera House in Athens in March 2019, conducted by Marios Papadopoulos.

The American Friends are planning a 4-day patron trip, March 20-24, 2019. For more information, click here.

Photographs by David DuPuy/AnnieWatt.com and Annie Watt