Fanfare, Rush Hour’s auxiliary board of young professionals, hosted its fourth annual season preview fundraiser on Tuesday, May 18, 2010.  The proceeds from this event went towards helping keep Rush Hour Concerts free and open to all.

The Fanfare Board of Rush Hour Concerts at St. James Cathedral is helping to change the way live classical music is experienced and is dedicated to expanding the series’ outreach to new audiences.

Attendees enjoyed wine and delicious appetizers in the St. James Café before heading into the Cathedral for an intimate, “up close and personal” performance by Fifth House Ensemble.  The Tasting was an opportunity for live-music lovers to meet, mingle and get a “taste” of Rush Hour’s 11th season which opened on June 1, 2010.

Outgoing Fanfare Board President Reba Cafarelli (left) and Ashley Lapin, current Treasurer, greet guests arriving at the Tasting event.

Mark Raymo (left) and Paul Hogan (right) of Delaware Place Bank chat with Artistic & Executive Director Deborah Sobol.

(Pictured from left to right) Fifth House Ensemble members Adam Marks, piano; Crystal Hall, oboe; and Karl Rzasa, basson performed a trio by Andre Previn.

Fanfare Board President Andrew Schmidt addresses guests at the Tasting event.

Guests take in speeches from Fanfare leaders.

The next Fanfare event will take place on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 after the concert.

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