Friday, January 28, 2011

Palm Beach Hotel Celebrates 100th Anniversary With Music

Gertrude am klavier (Photo: Meghan McCarthy)
"Gertrude Matthews, who turns 102 in March, will play piano Wednesday at a tea and open house at the Palm Beach Hotel. The hotel’s condominium association is staging the event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the town’s incorporation this year and the 1926 hotel’s designation as a national historic landmark. Matthews said Friday that the three make a good match. 'The town’s old, I’m old and the hotel’s old,' she said. Brenda Boozer, a mezzo-
Mezzo-soprano Boozer
soprano and former Metropolitan Opera soloist, will sing and lead a short sing-along of songs ranging from 1915 to the 1960s. Her husband, Dr. Ford Lallerstedt, a composer, conductor, pianist and music instructor, will also play piano. Maestro Teddy Abrams, the 23-year-old prodigy and assistant conductor of the New World Symphony, will play the clarinet." [

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