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Dear Friends,

PBO’s Winter Gala & Auction on February 23rd was a resounding success! Music Director Nicholas McGegan honored countertenor David Daniels for his contributions to early music and music education. Performances by members of the Orchestra and Chorale were beautiful and the food, auctions, and company were outstanding. The evening grossed more than $330,000 to support PBO’s artistic and education programs.

We are deeply grateful to Melanie Peña, our Gala Chair and her Gala Committee and to our generous sponsors: Melanie Peña & Mark Perry, Kay Sprinkel Grace, and David Low & Dominique Lahaussois. We extend special thanks to Hiram Simon and WineWise, our official wine sponsor, and Steve John & Jason Snyder for their wonderful scotch tasting.

Many thanks,



Courtney Beck
Executive Director

Gala Sponsors

Official Sponsors
Mark Perry & Melanie Peña

Gala Dinner Sponsor
Kay Sprinkel Grace
The Estate of Dr. Ross E. Armstrong

After-Party Sponsors
David Low & Dominique Lahaussois

The Estate of Dr. Ross E. Armstrong
Hon. Marie Bertillion Collins + Leonard Collins
Anne + Jeffrey Katz
Carol + Douglas Tanner

Kathleen + Martin Cohn
Nicolas Elsishans + Christopher Hayes
Charlotte Gaylord + Barrie Cowan
Kate + David Gross
Peter + Cynthia Hibbard
Grace + Laurance Hoagland
JPMorgan Chase
Brian M. Kincaid + Elizabeth C. Theil
Martine Kraus
William Lokke
Fred Matteson + Anne Davidson Barr
Robert B. Mison
Tyler Lange + Rebecca Moyle Lange
Sondra Schlesinger
Donna Williams

Adam Arthur Bier + Rachel Bier Lem
Richard Caplin, M.D.
Leah Fine
Chesley Herbert
Alexander Jakle
Steven John + Jason Snyder
Norman T. Larson
Didier LeGall
Ellen + Barry Levine
Erik Ortiz, First Republic
Sherri Relerford
Pam + John Sebastian
Paul + Susan Sugarman
Elise Wen, First Republic

Musician Sponsors
Bonnie Demergasso
Katherine + Mark Perl
Nancy Stagliano + Lynn Mieger

Gala Committee
Melanie Peña, Gala Chair
Charlotte Gaylord
Steve John
Anne Katz
Brian Kincaid
Rebecca Moyle
Rachael Myrow
Jason Snyder
Donna Williams
Staff: Courtney Beck, Andrea Sáenz

Gala Partners
Drew Altizer Photography
Marina Babakhanov, Fresh
Jesse Dimond, Jesse Dimond Design
Four Seasons Hotel
Rik Malone, KDFC

Four Seasons
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