Location: Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts
Photos by Tony Powell
Berlin Revisited: Twenty years after the fall of Berlin Wall and the reunification of East and West Germany, Wolf Trap’s annual black-tie ball honored all things Teutonic. Nearly 1,000 guests poured onto the vast Filene Center Stage (the second-largest performing arts space in North America), which was spectacularly transformed for the occasion with a “Freedom without Walls” theme that included a towering Brandenburg Gate. Gemütlichkeit: German Ambassador Klaus Scharioth served as honorary host and was toasted by co-chairmen Mary E. Arnold and James C. Nesbitt, who oversaw efforts that raised $970,000 for Wolf Trap’s renowned arts and education programs.