On Thursday, February 11, 2016, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra celebrated the 30th anniversary of Waverley Fund Music Director Nicholas McGegan with a special gala acknowledging the very special role McGegan has played with PBO over the years.
The evening began with a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by an exquisite three-course dinner at City Hall. Guests then traveled across the street to Herbst Theatre for a magical concert with internationally-recognized mezzo-soprano Susan Graham. Following the concert, an exuberant Afterparty was held back in the Rotunda at City Hall featuring a lavish dessert reception, musical entertainment and a premium Scotch tasting.
More than $392,000 was raised that evening to support the continued success of the orchestra’s artistic and educational endeavors.
2016 Gala Committee
Paul Sugarman Gala Chair, Nicholas McGegan Waverley Fund Music Director,
Bruce Lamott Philharmonia Chorale Director, Bill Lueth President KDFC, and
Rik Malone KDFC
Chris Bensick, Charlotte Gaylord, Steve John, Brian Kincaid, Katrina Krantz, Eric Leve, Joan Mann, Rachael Myrow, Murrey Nelson, Melanie Peña, Jason Snyder, Melanie Wallace and Donna Williams
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra wishes to acknowledge
the generosity of its patrons:
Ross E. Armstrong
Gala Corporate Sponsor
The Bernard Osher Foundation
Mark Perry + Melanie Peña
Guarantor Table Sponsors
Bonnie + Jim Bell, Bell Investment Advisors ♦ Charlotte Gaylord + Barrie Cowan ♦ Eric Leve ♦ David Low + Dominique Lahaussois ♦ Fred Matteson + Anne Davidson Barr
Patron Table Sponsors
Marie Bertillion Collins + Leonard Collins ♦ Nicolas Elsishans + Christopher Hayes ♦ Kay Sprinkel Grace ♦ David + Kate Gross ♦ Peter + Cynthia Hibbard ♦ Steve John + Jason Snyder ♦ Brian M. Kincaid + Elizabeth C. Theil ♦ Martine Kraus ♦ Carlene Laughlin ♦ William Lokke ♦ Joan + Roger Mann ♦ Sondra + Milton Schlesinger ♦ Paul + Susan Sugarman ♦ Christopher + Michael Mele-Wagner ♦ Donna Williams
Guarantor Ticket Sponsors
Chris + Janet Bensick ♦ Corinne Cooley Derringer ♦ Dessa Goddard ♦ Murrey Nelson ♦ Schwalbe and Partners, Inc.
Patron Ticket Sponsors
Carol + Peter Berkenkotter ♦ Helen Berggruen ♦ Ana + Roger Chretian ♦ Martin + Kathleen Cohn ♦ Reverend Richard Fabian ♦ Marie + Palmer Hotz ♦ Anne + Jeffery Katz ♦ Charlotte + Larry Langdon ♦ Norman T. Larson ♦ Kit + Hayne Leland ♦ Ellen + Barry Levine ♦ Brittany McClinton ♦ Robert Mison ♦ Mary + David Phillips ♦ Maxine Risley ♦ Pam + John Sebastian ♦ Paul Wilson
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