Wednesday, September 26, 2007
photo: Albert Welcomes Guests to Helicon
For 21 years, The Helicon Foundation presented a series of intimate chamber music concerts performed on period instruments in Albert Fuller's apartment near Lincoln Center. (The series moved across the park in 2006-7 and continues there in our new home, The Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 E. 65th Street.) His generous music room, which has 22 foot ceilings and seats upwards of 80 (70 comfortably, 90 when certain stars performed), took the appellation, The Helicon Studio for these events, becoming "The Rendezvous Lounge" afterwards, as musicians and music lovers mingled in the afterglow. (Cue the conga music, thank you Mr. Kozinn.)
Here is Albert welcoming guests at the second floor entrance probably around 1999. Vivacious Helicon Members Dennis Reiff and Patty Otis Abel took the photo.