MasterVoices’ 2017 Spring Benefit
Raised More Than $275,000
on March 30, 2017
MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) raised more than $275,000 at its annual Spring Benefit in support of its artistic programming and education and outreach initiatives at the Metropolitan Club on Thursday, March 30. To view photos of the event, visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/44778923@N06/sets/72157679237533394/
The incomparable Kelli O’Hara joined Ted Sperling, MasterVoices Artistic Director, and Jason Danieley to present lively entertainment as the centerpiece of the Spring Benefit. Guests were also treated to performances by members of MasterVoices’ Side-by-Side Education Program led by Heidi Best.
The gala celebrated some of the many donors and artists who have made significant contributions to build MasterVoices into the organization that it is today. The event honored foundational donors Karen and Kevin Kennedy, Elaine Petschek, and Daisy Soros, as well as some of the artists who starred in early productions who were instrumental in cementing the company’s reputation as a distinguished performing arts organization: Martina Arroyo, Harolyn Blackwell and Lauren Flanigan.
The event was led by Benefit Co-Chairs Susan Baker & Michael Lynch, Lois Conway, Matthew D. Hoffman & Donald R. Crawshaw, Ellen F. Marcus, Ellen B. Nenner, Bruce Patrick, Deborah F. Stiles, Adèle K. & John Talty, and Elizabeth Tunick.
Guests included: Jody Adams, Curtis and Lorraine Anastasio, Claire Anderson, Caroline Bacon, Karin and Henry Barkhorn, Kit Smyth Basquin, Jamie Bernstein, Arlene Berrol, Jewelle and Nathaniel Bickford, Ana Maria Birlescu, André Bishop, Benjamin Boccuzzi, Allison Blinken, Donald and Vera Blinken, Marcy Boyle, Gerilyn Brewer and Henry Mueller, Bebe and Douglas Broadwater, Susan and David Brownwood, Noreen Buckfire, Marissa Caan, Rachel Colbert, Caroline Conway and Walshe Birney, Dr. David Dershaw and Jose Peralta, Susan Dramm, Elizabeth Engel, Cathy Friedman and Thomas Feyer, Beth and Gary Glynn, Wendy Goldstein, Lynda Gould, Peter Greer, Antonia and Jack Grumbach, Kenneth and Yvonne Hannan, Geoffrey Hanowitz, Bruce Horten and Aaron Lieber, Fern Hurst and Peter Rubin, Deborah Innes, Nancy Jennings, Robert Jurgrau, Andrew and Kate Kaplan, Priscilla Kauff, Ilene Leff, Sahra Lese, Janice and Michael Lesser, Helen Little, Miriam Levy, Jay Liese, Cara Lown, Susan MacEachron, Daniel MacEachron, Devon MacEachron, Paolo Martino, Mark Mobley, Vickie and Stephen Morris, Richard Norton, Marta and Fernando Nottebohm, Edward Oesterle, Michael O’Halloran, Liliane Peck, Andrew Petschek, Jill Petschek, Mary Beth and Jay Petschek, Sybil Pollet, Deb Poppel, Glen Reimer, Jack Roche, Ernst and Nancy Rothe, Lisa Rubin and Carl Mankowitz, Marilyn Schotz, Kim and Andy Wiley-Schwartz, Susan Shine, Frank and Mary Skillern, Daliana and Steven Sloan, David and Silvia Sloan, Judy and Morton Sloan, William and Rita Sloan, Betsey Steeger, Paul and Laurie Sturz, Julie and David Tobey, Georges Ugeux, Svetlana and Herbert Wachtell, Richard Wallrgren and Marty Rook, Noah Waxman, Sue Ann Weinberg, Jill and Roger Witten, and Edward Yim.
For more information, visit mastervoices.org. Connect with MasterVoices on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@mastervoicesny).
The 75th Anniversary Season concludes with:
Babes in Toyland
Music by Victor Herbert and libretto by Glen MacDonough
Featuring Kelli O’Hara, Bill Irwin, Christopher Fitzgerald,Lauren Worsham, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan, Jeffrey Schecter and Michael Kostroff
MasterVoices, with Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Ted Sperling, Conductor & Director
Andrew Palermo, Musical Staging
Tracy Christensen, Costume Consultant
April 27, 2017 at 7pm
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
Babes in Toyland tickets ($20-$150) are available at Carnegie Hall(carnegiehall.org | CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800 | Box Office at 57th and Seventh).
For more information, visit mastervoices.org.
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING MASTERVOICES PERFORMANCES
Babes in Toyland at Tilles Center
MasterVoices will reprise Babes in Toyland
April 29, 2017 at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post, Brookville, NY
For more information and tickets, visit tillescenter.org.
Major funding for MasterVoices’ 2016-17 season has been generously provided by The Geier Foundation; the Howard Gilman Foundation; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.