Music to My Ears

Thanks to a standout performance by Icelandic tenor Gardar Thor Cortes and an abundance of Bacardi mojitos, rain did nothing to dampen the mood at this year’s Newport Music Festival gala. A crowd of 500 gathered at the Breakers and helped net $100,000 for the organization. Celebrating its fortieth season, the festival presents dozens of chamber music concerts each July in Newport’s famed mansions.