Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thankful Thursday Creations with American Impressionist Artist September McGee

"Pacific Symphony Orchestra - Conductor Carl St. Clair"
original oil on Senso linen

"Pacific Symphony Orchestra - Violins #1"
original oil on Senso linen


In honor of Conductor Carl St. Clair's 20th Anniversary
with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra
a special dinner and concert was held in his honor
 on May 18, 2010.

The two paintings shown above were
donated to the Pacific Symphony
by National Award Winning Artist
September McGee and gifted to
Honorary Chairman, William Gillespie
and Conductor Carl St. Clair to honor both
 men for their amazing contributions
to the Pacific Symphony Orchestra.
William Gillespie, Honorary Chairman 
received the painting "Conductor Carl St. Clair"
and the painting "Violinists #1" was
gifted to Maestro Carl St. Clair.

John Forsyte, President of the Pacific Symphony
presented the two paintings to Bill and Carl
at a special dinner held at
Mastros Restaurant prior to the concert.

Following dinner the guests walked to the 
Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
where they were treated to a spectacular,
 and exciting evening of music including: Joshua Bell, violin, 
Christopheren Nomura, Baritone, Benjamin Pasternack, piano,
the Pacific Chorale and more.
Conductor Carl St. Clair gave the performance of a lifetime
as the concert hall was filled with magic and music, from Mozart, Mahler, 
Mendelssohn, Ticheli, Bernstein and Beethoven.
It was truly a sensational night captivated with music and memories!!!!!

To complete these two paintings and donate
 them to the Pacific Symphony was such an honor.
The combination of art and music is a blessing
of creativity!
Music plays an important role in all my creations and I
am simply in awe of the musicians and equally as grateful to all
at the Pacific Symphony Orchestra who worked
diligently to present such a fabulous evening!!!

Grazie Mille to all at the Pacific Symphony Orchestra!

Artist September McGee with Conductor Carl St. Clair
at post concert party at the Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

Artist September McGee with John Forstye, President
of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra.