Location: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
WL SPONSORED – Photos by Kyle Samperton
GALA OPENING: WPAS made the brilliant choice of star German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter accompanied by the musicians of the Camerata Salzburg for its season opening performance. Vilde Frang joined her in one Bach piece, then Mutter thrilled the sellout crowd with Tartini’s Devil’s Trill. THE PLAYERS: Diplomats enjoying dinner, the all-Baroque program, and post-performance desserts included envoys from Germany, Great Britain, and Cyprus, WPAS Chairman Jay Hammer, WPAS President Neale Pearl, Shirley and Albert Small, Annie Totah, Paul Stern, June and Jerome Libin, long-time supporter Barbara Gordon, and co-chairmen Rachel Tinsley Pearson and Kevin Fitzgerald.