Cohen & Grigsby to Host Harmony, an Evening of Music with the Pittsburgh Symphony Quintet in Naples

Firm Invites Clients and Special Guests to Naples Botanical Garden on February 25th

PITTSBURGH, PA – February 9, 2010 – Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and offices in Naples and Bonita Springs, FL, is pleased to announce that the firm will be hosting Harmony, an evening of music featuring the natural harmonies of the Pittsburgh Symphony Quintet, at Naples Botanical Garden on Thursday, February 25, 2010. The event for invited guests will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will feature key members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

The quintet will perform a selection of works inspired by the natural world featuring such composers as Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven and Gershwin. The event also will include an opportunity to meet members of the quintet following the performance. Members of the quintet are:

  • Chris Wu (violin)
  • Sylvia Kim (violin)
  • Paul Silver (viola)
  • Anne Martindale Williams (cello)
  • Michael Rusinek (clarinet)

This is the second year that Cohen & Grigsby has hosted a musical performance in Naples featuring members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

“Cohen & Grigsby is a proud supporter of the arts in both Pittsburgh and Florida, and we are pleased to showcase the talents of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Naples while also benefiting Naples Botanical Garden,” said Jack Elliott, president and CEO. “We are looking forward to an evening of remarkable music in a beautiful garden setting.”

Naples Botanical Garden re-opened this fall, showcasing the completion of the first phase of a multi-year, $36 million project.

“With its natural beauty, Naples Botanical Garden is an ideal environment for a performance of works inspired by nature,” noted Brian Holley, executive director of Naples Botanical Garden. “We are delighted to participate in presenting these fine musicians.”

“Many of our longtime supporters are ‘snow birds’ who fly south for the winter,” added Larry Tamburri, president & CEO of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. “Performances such as these enable us to reconnect with our many patrons in Florida.”

This cultural exchange is the latest in a series of efforts undertaken by Cohen & Grigsby to enhance the arts in the communities served by the firm. Cohen & Grigsby is currently a corporate partner for the 2009-10 Gulfshore Playhouse season in Naples. The firm is the presenting sponsor of the “Trust Presents” series, a programming division of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust that brings a diverse array of entertainment to Pittsburgh’s Cultural District – from live music and uproarious comedy to literary luminaries and world-famous artists.

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