Patricia A. Corbett, arts supporter and philanthropist, died January 28, 2008.
Her life and generosity were celebrated Saturday morning at Music Hall with free concert.
The concert had the benefit of a beautiful crisp spring day
Before the concert, students from the School of Creative and Performing Arts String Quartet performed.
(I arrived at the very last minute and was not there to take a picture of the quartet.)
As people entered, a slide show featuring Mrs.Corbett was shown.
A floral tribute adorned the Corbett's box.
A nearly full house.
Paavo Jarvi and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra began the concert with
Fratres by Arvo Part.
Naomi Lewin was the host.
Jane Jennings, Cincinnati Opera soprano
sang Sempre Liberia from La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
with Mark T. Panuccio, Cincinnati Opera tenor (offstage)
Julius Rudel, conductor,
and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
CCM's 2008 musical theater senior class sang
We Are The Light from Metropolis
and What I Did For Love from A chorus line.
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performed
The Magic Hut, Reunion, and Finale from Peter Pan
Carmen DeLeone, Conductor
Mark T. Panuccio, Cincinnati Opera tenor performed
Nessun Dorma from Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Julius Rudel, conductor, with
May Festival Chorus (offstage)
and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
The concert also included
Adagietto from Symphony No. 5, Gustav Mahler,
after which Mrs. Corbett's grandson, Evan Corbett, spoke.
After Mr. Corbett spoke, the concert continued with
Glory to God from Messiah by George Frederic Handel
CSO and May Festival Chorus
and then closed with
Make Our Garden Grow from Candide by Leonard Bernstein
performed by the assembled artists.
After the concert, students from the School of Creative and Performing Arts Harp Program performed.
Evan Corbett and friends.
Evan Corbett and Family.
More photographs of people in the lobby.