The Wedding of Ruslan & Lyudmila
a Benefit for the Stamford Symphony

Saturday, October 6, 2012



Nearly 300 "wedding guests" enjoyed the nuptials of Ruslan & Lyudmila on Saturday, October 6, at the Stamford Symphony's Gala and Opening Night Concert.

The Wedding of Ruslan & Lyudmila, sponsored by Pitney Bowes and Virgin Atlantic Airways, began with a cocktails and a wedding feast at UCONN Stamford and was followed by the Symphony's Opening Night concert - SWEEPING ROMANCE - at the Palace Theatre, featuring the music of Glinka (Ruslan & Lyudmila: Overture), Sibelius (Symphony No. 2), and Rachmaninoff (Piano Concerto No. 3), featuring the dazzling pianist, Valentina Lisitsa.

Maestro Eckart Preu and Symphony Board Chairman, Mike Puleo, presented the Conductor's Baton Award to Johnna G. Torsone, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Pitney Bowes, who accepted the award on behalf of the Stamford-based company.

Thanks to:

  • Laura Bald
  • Brian Brown
  • The Capital Grille
  • Cheslea Piers CT
  • The Chocolate Lab
  • Dr. Michael Coady
  • Embody Fitness Gourmet
  • Ronnie Fein
  • Infinity Fitness Gym
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • Erica Kiesewetter
  • Ben Larrabee
  • The Little Orchestra Society
  • The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum
  • Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning
  • Stamford Downtown Special Services District
  • Amy Berger
  • Lisa & Barry Blake
  • Maestro Eckart Preu
  • Lois Martin
  • Liz Morten
  • New Canaan Nature Center
  • Lukasz Rogoz
  • SoLuxe/Kirsten Riley
  • Jacqueline Stern
  • The Steuert Family
  • Caroline Stinson
  • Kathleen Thomson
  • Melissa & Todd Thomson
  • Peter Weitzner
  • Dick & Kane White


Special Thanks to:

  • Bob Callahan
  • Hildi Todrin/Crane Song Photography
  • Executive Printing of Darien, LLC
  • Bennett Leeds & Meaghan Ashley Elliot
  • Nestle Waters North America
  • Steve Trell - ACME Sign Company
  • Winston Flowers - Greenwich