GARDEN PARTY FOR
DY WALTON AT
April 8th • Italian Ambassador's Residence
PHOTOS BY KYLE SAMPERTON
A rainy Saturday afternoon tea
party at Villa Firenze, the residence of the
Italian Ambassador, Giovanni Castallanetta and
his wife Lila, honoring Lady Walton, widow of
Composer Sir William Walton. Some consider
Walton the most important English composer of
his generation with a signature style on classical
Adjusting gracefully to
the inclement weather, the Ambassador and
his wife opened their home to a group of the
Washington Chorus' friends and supporters.
The highlight was Lady Walton's hilarious
recollections of life with Sir William, which had
the entire party in stitches. The passed Italian
hors d'hoerves were delicious.
British Ambassador Sir David Manning and Lady
Manning, Olympia De Bonis, Katy Moss, Paul
and Nancy Ignatius, Alessandra Vinaguerre,
Bill and Ann Nitze and Lolo Sarnoff.