149th Annual Meeting and Dinner
Please join us at one of Cincinnati’s historic treasures for
an evening of music and musing with
Louis Langrée, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra | Music Director
Monday March 19 at The Mercantile Library
414 Walnut St. #1100
Harvard Club Members: $60
Guests of Harvard Club Members: $65
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To order by post, send check made to Harvard Club of Cincinnati, 644 Watch Point Drive, Cincinnati OH 45230
6 p.m. Cocktails and Conversation with cash bar
7- 9 p.m. Buffet Dinner by Funky's, President's Remarks, Election of the Board and Program with Louis Langrée
Adjourn by 9 p.m.
Cheese Platter -Assorted Domestic & International Cheese w/ Crackers & Flatbreads, Fresh Fruit Platter
Mela Verde Salad
Chicken Fricassee w/ Tomato & Pearl Onion Concassee
Bow Tie Pasta w/ Spinach, Mushroom, Artichokes & Pesto Cream Sauce
Garlic Parmesan Scallop Potatoes
Julienne Vegetables with French Green Beans
Tuscan Bread with Whipped Butter
Dessert Station with Caramel Brownies, Caramelitas, Lemon Blueberry Bars
On-street, metered parking is available, as well as the following nearby parking garages:
Fountain Square South - Located at 416 Vine Street. Enter from Vine (northbound) between 4th and 5th Streets, under The Westin Hotel.
Fountain Place Garage – Located at 505 Race Street. Enter from Race St. (Southbound) between 6th & 5th Streets.
Questions? Contact Kate Molinsky. 513.545.8817
For our HCC "year of the arts", we are delighted to welcome Maestro Louis Langrée to address our Annual Meeting.
Langrée began his tenure as the CSO’s 13th music director in 2013. Enthusiastically embraced by the community, his contract has been extended twice. “Working in this great institution, developing our artistic identity, discovering new music as well as exploring beloved masterpieces has been extremely gratifying as a musician," Langrée has said. "I am also deeply happy to continue building relationships in Cincinnati. Being part of this extraordinary community is a constant source of joy for me and for my family.”
During his tenure, Langrée has appointed 10 full-time musicians to the orchestra, restoring positions following a successful $26 million endowment campaign. He presided over the re-opening of Music Hall this fall. Along with international touring, his projects with the Cincinnati Symphony have included four consecutive years of Lumenocity concerts combining live orchestral music with projection mapping, the MusicNOW Festival, which premiered multiple new works in collaboration with artistic director Bryce Dessner, an annual "One City, One Symphony" community engagement project and a three-year "Pelléas Trilogy" with director James Darrah.
He continues as Music Director of Mostly Mozart and has held positions as Music Director of the Orchestre de Picardie (1993-98) and Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège (2001-06), and was Chief Conductor of the Camerata Salzburg (2011-2016). Louis was also Music Director of Opéra National de Lyon (1998-200) and Glyndebourne Touring Opera (1998-2003)
Louis Langrée’s recordings have received several awards from Gramophone and Midem Classical. He was appointed Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 2006 and Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 2014. [some text excerpted from Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati.com]
What is the Mercantile Library?
On April 18th, 1835, forty-five merchants and clerks from boomtown Cincinnati came together to create the Young Men’s Mercantile Library Association. To fulfill its initial mission, the Library maintains and expands its historic collection of books while presenting an expansive schedule of events. Full of visits by authors and writers, book discussions, workshops, and forums, the schedule offers something for all bibliophiles. Additionally, the Library is home to a diverse collection of artworks including portrait busts, paintings, and sculpture.