Friday, May 14, 2010

PB, Chicago, Houston, L.A. Social Diary

Grand Prize Winner Corrine Winters at Palm Beach Opera's annual Vocal Competition Grand Finals Concert.
CHICAGO, IL – For the 13th year, The Women’s Board of The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) sponsored a preview party for the Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair on Thursday, April 29. The event was a benefit for the RIC.

The Fair is considered the premier antiques show in the Midwest. It features the finest assortment of objets d’art and provides RIC guests, as well as collectors, connoisseurs and designers the opportunity to see a broad range of antiques and worldly treasures in an exclusive environment.
Guests mingle at preview party for the Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair
Many important dealers from all over the United States and even some from Europe showed at the Fair including Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Ltd. of New York, Ghislain Antiques of France and Leatherwood Antiques of Sandwich, Massachusetts.

As always, the RIC party was elegant as guests, numbering over 400, viewed the finest in collectables, admired exquisite décor, and enjoyed libations, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and bountiful buffet tables. Bouquets of white flowers highlighted the different serving stations that featured greek delicacies, a risotto bar, a table of green city market foods and, of course, a dessert assortment.
Background music with a harp and flute added further luster to the evening.
The President of the Women’s Board is Carrie Grant of Chicago. The Party Chair was Kristi Brown of Kenilworth and Jean Atchison of Chicago and Kathleen Cowie of Kenilworth were committee members. Guests included Chicagoans Suzette Bulley, Keith Goldstein, Lisa Malkin and Marilynn Thoma. From the north shore were Tom and Diana Hall and Joanne and Charles Moore of Kenilworth; John and Alexandra Nichols, Cindy Galvin and Martha Mehlman and Kim Moore of Winnetka; and from the western suburbs were Laura Myntti and Leif Selkregg of River Forest.

RIC provides world-class rehabilitation care to patients from around the globe for a range of conditions from acute brain and spinal cord injury to chronic arthritis, pain and sports injuries. RIC, founded in 1954, has been designated the “#1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America” by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1991 and attributes its leading standard of care in part to its innovative research and discovery, particularly in the areas of bionic medicine, robotics, neural regeneration, pain care and better outcomes.

To learn more about RIC, please visit www.ric.org.
Diana and Tom Hall
William Wardrop with Dr. Joanne Smith, president of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Kevin and Kristi Brown, party chair
Marilynn Thoma and Martha Mehlman
Kim Moore with RIC facility dog used for physical therapy and patient visits
Carrie Grant, president of the RIC Women's Board with Dr. Gail Gamble, RIC Medical Director of the Cancer Rehabilitation Program
Jean Perkins and her husband, Leland Hutchinson
Christopher Kennedy, president of the Merchandise Mart with Kristi Brown, party chair, and her husband, Kevin Brown
Kathy Fox and Ray Drymalski
Kelly Golden and Cindy Galvin
Barbara and Jack Bierig
Roger and Janet Owen with James Kinney and Brian White
Sarah Fritz and Laura Myntti
Britt Taner and Peyton Merrill
Peggy and Pat Morris with Peggy and Philip Corboy, Jr.
Caryn and King Harris
Michael Smith and his wife, Cynthia Ballew
Sherren Leigh and Susan Templeton
HOUSTON, TX – Society for the Performing Arts (S.P.A.), bringing the world’s best to Houston in great music, theater and dance, recently held their annual gala at Wortham Theater Center to benefit SPA’s education and outreach programs. This year’s theme was Rock’in the Blues and was chaired by Georgia and Mike Foulard. Auction chairs were Brenda and Marc Watts; Ginni and Richard Mithoff served as Honorary Chairs.

Musicians in attendance were Milton Hopkins and Bobby “Blue” Bland. Auctioneer Jeff Smith raised over $100,000 for the live auction – fabulous trips to Africa, Napa Valley, San Miguel, Nantucket and Croatia.

Guests in the crowd included: Phoebe and Bobby Tudor, Margaret Alkek Williams and Jim Daniel, Soraya and Scott McClelland, Courtney and Bo Hopson, Elizabeth and Tom Glanville, Julie and David Shannon. Blues Bash Chairs Beth Bryant, Cortney Cole, Michael Coppens, and John Gerard kept the after-party going into the wee hours of the morning.
Bobby Blue Bland
Founded in 1966, Society for the Performing Arts (S.P.A.) is the largest independent non-profit presenting organization in the Southwest. Since its inception, S.P.A. has sponsored more than 700 performances of the world’s finest music, dance and theater events, in adherence to the belief that the arts are fundamental to the overall enrichment and quality of life within the community. In addition to presenting artists, S.P.A. seeks to provide a variety of learning experiences for adults and children through master classes, lectures and special student performances, as well as build relationships between the performing arts and other interests within the greater Houston area and throughout the state of Texas.

S.P.A.’s mission is to bring the very best performers from around the world to Houston for the enjoyment, enlightenment, and education of all Houstonians. The Ball is a major part of Society for the Performing Arts’ annual fundraising campaign, and allows the organization to continue bringing Houston outstanding talent such as violinist Itzhak Perlman, American Ballet Theatre, Philip Glass, Paul Taylor Dance Company, MOMIX, Three Mo’ Tenors, STOMP, and David Sedaris.
Georgia and Mike Foulard
J.B. and Marita Fairbanks
Jason and Courtney Ferttita
Jeff and Kathryn Smith
Ginni and Richard Mithoff
Phoebe and Bobby Tudor with Terry Wayne Jones
Katherine and Bill Phelps
Julie and David Shannon
June Christensen
Chree Boydstun and Barry Mandel
Margaret Williams and Jim Daniel
Brenda, Sara, and Marc Watts
Tom and Liz Glanville
Priscilla Larson with Jason and Arvia Few
Don Mafridge and Jay Jones
Kiki Wilson, Katherine Phelps, Christina Sacco, and Kathryn Smith
Kathryn Smith and Christina Sacco
Mike and Meg Bonini
Terrell Hillebrand and Kimberly Gremillion
Lisanne Rogers
Michael and Melissa Mithoff with Courtney and Bo Hopson
Sara Dodd Specklemier
Soraya and Scott McClelland
Texas Lt. Gov. David and Tricia Dewhurst
Vesta and Pedro Frommer
Palm Beach Opera ended the season on a high note with its much-anticipated annual Vocal Competition Grand Finals Concert. 13 spectacular young singers performed with a full orchestra in front of a packed concert hall at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Following the competition, US Trust’s John Domenico honored the finalists, their awards sponsors, board members and major supporters of Palm Beach Opera at a poolside cocktail reception at the Colony Hotel.

There: Maestro Bruno Aprea, Palm Beach Opera’s General Director Daniel Biaggi, Guest Conductor J. David Jackson, prize donors M. Mac Schwebel, David and Ingrid Kosowsky, Gladys benenson, Ronnie Isenberg, Patricia Hauben, Bette Bialek and Dennis and Roseanne Williams. Also there: Vocal Competition Judges Lenore Rosenberg, Susana Meyers and Richard Gaddes along with Cartier’s John Andreu, Susan Domenico, Ellen Clarke, Ann and Robert Fromer, Florence and Robert Kaufman, Bunny Forman, Bonnie Lieberman, Nancy and Harold Oelbaum, Missy Geisler and Terry and Joseph Mendozza.
David and Ingrid Kosowsky
Gavrila Brotz and David Espinosa
Florence Kaufman, Robert Fromer, and Nancy Oelbaum
Bunny Forman, Steven Stolman, and Bonnie Lieberman
Bunny Forman and Daniel Biaggi
Eugene and Victoria Pollingue with finalist Irene Roberts
Marjorie Alfus and Gladys Benenson
Roseanne and Dennis Williams
Robert and Florence Kaufman with Nancy and Harold Oelbaum
John and Susan Domenico
John Andreu and Missy Geisler
More from Palm Beach ... About 10 years ago, Ohio auto mogul Mark Brentlinger and his partner Bryan McDonald's mega-yacht, the MAG II, pulled up to Palm Beach's Brazilian Docks. Since then, the gregarious pair have both charmed and alarmed patrician Palm Beach with their over-the-top style, hospitality and generous support of worthy causes — especially animal rights and health and human services. But when they party, they really party — and for Mark's recent birthday, their Jungle Road manse was virtually erupting with flowers, fabulous food and fun.

Guests were greeted on the terraced lawn by two massive ice sculptures, one a monogrammed vodka luge featuring a Rolls Royce (one of Brentlinger's Midwestern Auto Group's brands), and the other a caviar bar in the shape of a birdbath with the duo's 3 macaws perched on the edge. Dinner was served at one long table on a second floor balcony — overlooking neighbor Ivana Trump's house and the ocean beyond — set with towering silver candlebrum and bouquets of peonies and roses by floral whiz Tom Mathieu.
Villa Invernale's dramatic pool
Cocktails on the terraced lawn
Guests gather to watch the show ...
After birthday cake, Graeter's ice cream (an Ohio favorite) and toasts to the hosts, more guests arrived for dancing and a poolside performance by exotic  fire dancers. Just your average Thursday night in sleepy post-season Palm Beach.

There: Polly Onet, Don Burns and Greg Connors, Talbott Maxey, Frank Butler, Carlie Seymour, Keith and Penny Williams, Tom and Caroline Koons Forrest, Wally and Betsy Turner, Steven Stolman, Susan Gubelmann, Shannon Donnelly, Bryce Lingo, Jimmy Tigani, Maria Bockman, Nancy Peacock, Mark Foley and Layne Nisenbaum, Dwain Wall, Lee Bierly and Chris Drake, Doug and Angela Stockham and scores more.  
The Monogrammed Rolls Royce Vodka Luge
Penny and Keith Williams
Nancy Peacock, Mark Brentlinger, Susan Gubelmann, and Talbott Maxey
Polly Onet and Mark Foley
Winged dancer
Greg Connors and Angela Stockhamv
Dwain Wall and Betsy Turner
Lee Bierly and Chris Drake
Caroline Koons Forrest and Mark Brentlinger
Bryan McDonald, Betsy Turner, and Wally Turner
Carlie Seymour and Frank Butler
The Birthday Boy
And even more from Palm Beach ... As Grammy award winner Jon Secada heated up the Mar-a-Lago stage at the fifth annual Caron Renaissance Gala, benefit chairman Petra Levin answered the night’s $1 million question, “Who was the surprise guest in the back of the ballroom’s intimate candle-lit setting?”
 
Stewart Rahr is a friend of our honorary chairman, Donald Trump,” said Levin as she stopped Secada’s concert to let guests know the surprise good news.  “A guest at Mar-a-Lago, he happened on our concert fundraiser and wanted to support our cause. He just donated $1 and then $300,000 more, to put our funds raised tonight for scholarships to Caron Renaissance at just over $1 million!”
Paulette Koch, Annie Falk, Jana Scarpa, Julie Rudolph, Zac Posen, Petra Levin, Elisabeth Munder, and Rodin Younessi at the annual runway fashion show presented by Caron's Renaissance Gala as an exclusive pre-benefit event for key supporters, sponsors and special friends of Caron Renaissance. The evening featured a formal fashion show by Zac Posen and perennial Gala Grand Corporate Benefactor, Cartier Palm Beach. Hosted by Gala chairwoman, Petra Levin; junior chairwoman, Tiffany Marks; and event hostesses Annie Falk, Paulette Koch, Elisabeth Munder, Nicole Munder, Julie Rudolph and Jana Scarpa, the evening included cocktails poolside at a private waterfront home.
Zac Posen fashions featuring Cartier jewels.
The surprise announcement was just one of the evening’s highlights as guests gathered to celebrate the gala’s fifth anniversary and to raise dollars for the Lifesaver Scholarship Fund at Boca Raton-based Caron Renaissance. These funds provide scholarships to those in need of addiction treatment who would otherwise not have the opportunity to benefit from the advanced programming Caron provides.
 
The major gift was not the only showstopper for the evening. Secada also coaxed Melania Trump to center stage for a serenade. 
The evening started with a poolside cocktail reception and dinner.
The special evening started with a poolside cocktail reception and dinner under crystal clear, blue skies. Poolside, guests could be found purchasing chances to win the gold Panther bangle courtesy of Cartier Palm Beach or bidding on silent auction items graciously donated by Lamborghini, Zac Posen, Lana Marks, David Drebin photography, Old Homestead and Chef Dino Gatto from Rao’s.
 
Guests then moved into Mar-a-Lago’s grand ballroom for the concert, they were welcomed by Caron CEO Doug Tieman and event chairman, Petra Levin.
Jon Secada performs
Tieman publicly honored Caron Renaissance executive director Sid Goodman for his 20-year commitment to excellence at the South Florida facility. He also presented awards to John Terracino for Cartier‘s five-year commitment to Caron as Grand Benefactor of the event. Honorary chairman, Donald Trump, and Gala chairman, Petra Levin, were also honored for their five-year commitment.
 
In addition to Trump and Levin, the 2010 Caron Renaissance Gala event chairs included junior chairman Tiffany Marks, corporate chairman Robert DeForest and leadership chairman Leigh Wagner Smith.
Dr. Neville and Lana Marks with Tiffany (Marks) and Simon Isaacs
Howard and Julie Rudolph with Tricia and Rick Keitel
Gala committee members included Adam Alpert, Sevan Arslanian, Asia Baker, Austin Bryan, Francesca Campbell, Daniela Dadurian, Randie Dalia, Yasmin Dovas, Daniel F. Dresbach, Johanna Dunn, Annie Falk, Andres Fanjul, Samantha Fiume, Melissa Flax, Greg Gelinas, Barbara Gilbert, Jaime Gleicher, Michael Idy, Simon Isaacs, Paulette Koch, Chloe Loh, Christina MacFarland, Benjamin MacFarland III, Lana Marks, Shelley Menin, Nicole Munder, Zak Odhwani, Jane Oster, Mark Palermo, Elizabeth Patipa, Alex Petersmarck, Brian Popper, Allison Reckson, Julie Rudolph, Jana Scarpa, Jessie Schuster, Brad Sorte, John Terracino, Tara Tobin, Denise Vasi, Julianne Wainstein, Michael Wainstein, Kingsley Woolsworth, Eric P. Yorlano, Matthew Zimmerman and Samantha Zimmerman.
  
Caron Treatment Centers is one of the finest nationally recognized non-profit drug and alcohol treatment networks in the country with six locations, offering residential treatment and outpatient programs for adults and adolescents, as well as families affected by the disease of addiction. Caron’s Renaissance facility opened a new state-of-the-art treatment office in South Florida last year, and this year is celebrating its 20th anniversary with groundbreaking on-site family programs, and pioneering new advances in the field of addiction treatment. For more information about the Caron Renaissance, please visit www.caronrenaissance.org.
Mickey and Jill Silverman
Miora and Jon Fiore
Terri and Keith Myer
Michael Herbert
Caron Renaissance Gala workers
Tracy and Matt Smith
Paulette and Ronald Koch
Leigh and Denver Smith
Ed and Astrid Balcazar
Randy and Linda Quirk
Joe and Kelly Rooney
Deborah and Dennis O’Kain
Jana and John Scarpa with Annie Falk
Petra Levin with Donald and Melania Trump
John Terracino and Stephen Levin
Yasmin Dovas and Aimee Rabinowitz
Vanessa and Donald Trump Jr.
John Terracino and Doug Tieman
LOS ANGELES, CA – This was quite some time ago, as things rush by, but at the end of March, Los Angeles Philharmonic Winter Gala Committee members Carolyn Powers and Carla Sands hosted a luncheon and fashion presentation of designs from Valentino’s Spring Collection at the Valentino Boutique on Rodeo Drive.

A portion of the proceeds of the afternoon’s sales went to the Philharmonic’s education programs which include Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA), the signature program of their great and inspiring Music Director Gustavo Dudamel.
A peek at the fashion presentation of designs from Valentino’s Spring collection
LA Philharmonic Board and Gala Chairman David Bohnett attended the luncheon as well as Committee Members Lynn Booth, Kimberly Marteau Emerson, Lennie Greenberg, Joan Hotchkis, Joyce Kresa, Ginny Mancini, Angella Nazarian, Nancy Sanders and Alyce Williamson. They welcomed LA Philharmonic friends Lauren King, Annette O’Malley and Wendy Stark.

The event, catered by the Luxe Hotel, is the first in a series of special occasions marking the countdown to the LA Phil 2010 Opening Night Gala, to be held Thursday, October 7. The Gala opens the second season for Gustavo Dudamel as Music Director of the LA Philharmonic and will feature the brilliant tenor Juan Diego Flórez, in a program featuring traditional arias with contemporary Latin songs.
Carla Sands and Annette O’Malley
Carla Sands and Carolyn Powers (Luncheon co-chairs)
Alyce Williamson, Carolyn Powers, and David Bohnett
Joan Hotchkis and Ginny Mancini
Mary Milner and Wendy Stark
Angella Nazarian, Linda Janger, and Jill Baldauf
David Bohnett and Larry Schmitt
Ghada Irani and Joyce Kresa
Kimberly Marteau Emerson, Carla Sands, Carolyn Powers, Joan Hotchkis, Lynn Booth, and Alyce Williamson (members of the Gala Committee)
Jill Baldauf and Carla Sands
Alyce Williamson and Carol Henry
GREENWICH, CT – The Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT), founded by Greenwich residents Edward and Barbara Netter, and the only national non-profit organization committed exclusively to cancer gene and cell therapy research, believes that innovative new therapies are the future of cancer research and treatment.

ACGT recently celebrated progress toward this goal to a standing room only crowd at a Gala Cocktail Benefit honoring some of the nation’s leading scientists in gene and cell cancer research. The event, held at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, featured prominent scientists who are involved in new and innovative cell and gene based treatments to tackle just about every form of cancer. The benefit co-chaired by Barbara Netter, ACGT co-founder, and Sharon Walsted Phillips, a member of the ACGT Board of Directors, raised close to $500,000 that will go toward funding additional cancer gene therapy grants to ACGT research fellows.
Edward and Barbara Netter, Margaret Cianci, and Dr. Savio Woo
The event highlighted the work of two of ACGT’s scientists, Dr. Robert Vonderheide, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Dr. John Nemunaitis, Executive Medical Director of Mary Crowley Medical Research Center, one of the nation’s premier Phase I and II cancer clinical centers.

Dr. Vonderheide, ACGT Research Fellow and grant recipient, has successfully advanced a promising vaccine approach to cancer treatment which awakens an immune response that kills tumor cells. He and a team at Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine have been successful in testing the safety and potential efficacy of this novel vaccine in privately owned canines presenting with lymphoma, and now plan to enter human clinical trials.
Dr. Savio Woo, Diane and David Darst, and Dr. John Nemunaitis
Dr. John Nemunaitis, a member of the ACGT Scientific Advisory Council, presented very exciting information on clinical trials happening at the Mary Crowley Medical Research Center. Patients are now in their 15th year of survival after being treated with gene therapy for prostate, melanoma and lung cancer.

Dr. Michael Lotze, a member of ACGT’s Scientific Advisory Council and one of 8 distinguished guest scientists, is Director of Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Director of Strategic Partnerships of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and Professor of Surgery and Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He described the future of treating cancer this way:

“If each 25,000 gene in DNA is a single note (you can play and turn into music), than using micro RNA’s in gene therapy is like playing Mozart and Tchaikovsky.”
Sharon Phillips and Barbara Netter
Alease Tallman, Barbara Netter, and Cathy Dann
Other guest scientists, members of the ACGT Scientific Advisory Council and Research Fellows, included: Dr. Savio Woo, Chairman of the Council and Professor and Chairman of Gene and Cell Medicine, and Dr. Stuart Aaronson, Chairman, Department Oncological Sciences, Mt. Sinai; Dr. Carl June, Director Translational Research, and Dr. George Coukos, Director, Center for Research for Ovarian Cancer, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Stephen Eck, Vice President for Translational Medicine and Pharmacogenomics, Eli Lilly and Company; Dr. Michel Sadelain, Head, Gene Therapy and Gene Expression Laboratory, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Dr. Harald Sauthoff, Assistant Professor of Medicine, New York University; and Dr. George Yancopoulos, President of Regeneron Laboratories and Chief Scientific Officer Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.
Terry Shea, Margo Tusa, Linda Shirley, and Charles Tusa
ACGT has issued $20 million in research grants to 33 ACGT Research Fellows representing such leading research institutions as Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Duke University, The Salk Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Chicago. Identified through a rigorous selection procedure, the scientists and their research projects address brain, breast, lymphoma/leukemia, prostate, lung, and ovarian cancer, among others. With the help of ACGT’s funding, more than 107 scientific papers have been published on the research. ACGT’s current goal is to advance gene and cell therapy to stage two clinical trials. For more information, visit www.acgtfoundation.org.
Dr. Andrew Bronin, Myrna Haft, Maxine Armstrong, and Larry Simon
COSTA MESA, CA On Saturday March 20, 2010, philanthropists Elizabeth and Henry Segerstrom co-hosted the West Coast Premiere of “You Cannot Start Without Me” with The White Nights Foundation of America. 

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts screening and red carpet reception attracted a Who’s Who of music, film and philanthropic personalities, including guest of honor, Maestro Valery Gergiev, Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin, Philharmonic Society President and Artistic Director Dean and Kaly Corey, R. Douglas Sheldon, R.J. Brandes, Twyla Martin, Frank Cutler, Laurie and Frederick Samitaur-Smith, Andrea and Chris Gialanella, Nancy and James Baldwin, and Betty and S.L. Huang.
The Reception
After the screening, Maestro Gergiev offered the collected group of more than 100 attendees a Question and Answer session, moderated by William Friedkin.  Following the event, Elizabeth and Henry Segerstrom hosted a spectacular, Russian-themed dinner at Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge, complete with spectacular caviar and vodka bar.

Created by Academy Award-winning director Allan Miller, “You Cannot Start Without Me” is an intimate portrait of Russian maestro Gergiev, one of the leading conductors of our time. The film moves between rehearsal and performance sequences in major capitals around the world, and provides a glimpse of Gergiev’s demanding life as administrator of the enormous Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. The film is a co-production of White Nights Foundation of America in association with Thirteen and WNET.org.
Bold and charismatic, Valery Gergiev is the busiest conductor in the world. The subject of a March 2009 New York Times Magazine cover story, he is simultaneously the artistic director of the Mariinsky Theatre, principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and the artistic director of the International Stars of the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg.

Called “The Wild Man of Music” by 60 Minutes, Gergiev has an almost superhuman ability to juggle relentless touring schedules while navigating the world’s of music and international politics. The Russian Prime Minister chose him to perform at the closing ceremony of the Vancouver Olympics, as the torch is passed from Canada to Sochi Russia (site of the next Winter Olympics in 2014). Gergiev’s performance made Olympic history as the maestro was the first to “virtually” conduct an orchestra at the Olympics. The orchestra performed in Moscow as the musicians took their cues from Gergiev in Vancouver. 
Andrea Nieva, Bill Peters, and Roxanna Oviedo
Nancy and John Genova
Maureen and George Parker
Laurie Samitaur-Smith and Frederick Samitaur-Smith
Susan and Tim Strader
Todd and Daryn Simons
Diane and Werner Escher
David and Victoria Collins
Elizabeth and Jan Kaczmarek
Sally Crockett and Caroline Jones
John Holman and Charles Fabius
Dee and Larry Higby
Donna and Doug Bunce
Cindy and John Gates
Kaly and Dean Corey
Twyla and Charles Martin
Douglas Sheldon, Henry Segerstrom, and Valery Gergiev
Suzie Kim and Ron Sartermoe
Chris Gialanella and Andrea Gialanella
Helen and Lane Paulsen
Lynnne Parker Taciak and Michelle Rohe
Frank Cutler and Tracy Schroader
Leslie Feibleman, Dr. Jon Holland, Daryn Simons, and Todd Simons
Sandra and Steve Elieff
Betty Huang and Elizabeth Segerstrom
Todd Simons, Elizabeth Segerstrom, and Valery Gergiev
Dean and Kaly Corey
Henry Segerstrom and William Friedkin
Elizabeth Segerstrom and Valery Gergiev
Marshall Watson and Gloria Brandes

Photographs by Dan Rest (Chicago); Alissa Dragun, South Moon Photography (PB Opera); Lucien Capehart (Brentlinger); Silvia Mautner (Valentino).

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