In the words of a Ricky Nelson’s hit: “I went to a garden party” on Saturday, August 9. This gala event, “Music in the Air” took place at the magnificent gardens of Wilmington resident Dr. Robert Forte, which was held by Friends of Historic Memorial Hall.
As if the beauty of the garden in and of itself was not enough, the garden party also included an open air concert with music by Shubert, as well as a selection from Gluck’s Orfeo performed by Barbara Lipstadt at the piano, Robin Matathias on the flute, Karen Horton on the French Horn and the beautiful soprano voice of Marietta Formanek to the delight of the appreciative audience.
The weather, the beauty of the garden, the talented performers, the excellent refreshments and fine wine all worked together to provide a perfect summer afternoon.
This was the first event of its kind produced by the newly-created Friends of Historic Memorial Hall. Based on this experience, Deerfield Valley residents can look forward to more wonderful events.