Saturday, June 3rd was the National Society of Arts and Letters Awards Gala. It was a wonderful evening with performances by many talented young artists. The judges for the competition were: Steven Caras, Maurice Brandon Curry, Cynthia Harvey and Christopher Wheeldon.
Judges and Winners (Masanori, 2nd from Left)
Masanori Takiguchi, a student from Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School won the honorable mention award. Seventeen dancers were in the competition from all over the United States. The scholarships they win can contribute to their careers in the Arts.
All NSAL contestants with the Scottish Bagpiper, Bill Paul.
May 10th, David and I attended Peter’s memorial service at St. Paul’s Church in Covent Garden. It was a wonderful service for a wonderful person. Tributes were given by Wayne Eagling, Kevin O’Hare, Maina Gielgud and Monica Mason. Black Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake– Tchaikovsky was played by Roman Simovic (violin), Linn Rothstein (piano).Adagio Giselle Act II – Adam was played by Milena Simovic (viola) Linn Rothstein (piano)Finale from Sleeping Beauty – Tchaikovsky was played by Simon Gutteridge ARCM GRSM (organist).
His wit, charm and generosity will be greatly missed. He left us with a great gift the beauty of his art.
Peter’s self portrait –1970