Love was definitely in the air when the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) honored the generosity and dedication of longtime supporters Jennifer and Royce Diener and David K. and Kay Duke Ingalls at its annual gala, “Taking a Chance On Love,” chaired by Carol and Warner Henry in early February.
David K. Ingalls served as president of LACO’s board of directors from 1980 to 1983 and as chair from 1983 to 1988; and Jennifer Diener served as president from 1991 to 1995 and chair from 1995 to 1998. Both currently serve on LACO’s newly established emeritus board of directors and were instrumental in establishing the orchestra as a premier cultural institution of Los Angeles.
The evening’s theme was a nod to the era of George Gershwin and Ballets Russes composer Vladimir Dukelsky—better known as Vernon Duke. Duke is Ingalls’ late husband. More than $315,000 was raised to benefit LACO’s concert series, radio broadcasts and community engagement programs.