February 26, 2011
Fairmont Copley Plaza
The Boston Herald has called A Feast of Music one of Boston’s “Top 10” parties. But music patrons who attend A Feast of Music know that it is more than just a chance to get dressed up and go to a glamorous gala. This fabulous evening brings together 450 of Boston’s most prominent business leaders and cultural philanthropists to benefit New England Conservatory’s General Scholarship Fund. One of the season’s most anticipated evenings, A Feast of Music pairs sumptuous food and wine with superb performances by NEC students of jazz, opera, and classical music.
At this year’s event, we paid special tribute to the United Kingdom and its distinctive flair for music, culture, and New British cuisine. British Consul General Phil Budden and his wife Deborah signed on as Honorary Chairs, and presented the finest aspects of British culture. This year's feast featured music, silent auction prizes and culinary delights steeped in British grandeur and style, from luxuriant English gardens and treasured National Trust estates, high tea, golf at St. Andrews in Scotland, and the addictive strains of Gilbert & Sullivan and the Beatles, among others.