From Evelyn Lauder's Beauties and Other New Work to benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

July 3rd through the 9th at the Baldwin Gallery in Aspen, Evelyn Lauder had an exhibition of Beauties and Other New Work – a collection of 35 photographs. The exhibit was held to benefit Mrs. Lauder’s dynamic Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Barbara Goldsmith, Richard Edwards, and Leonard Lauder were Co-chairs of the evening, which raised over $83,000 for BCRF. I told you. An art gallery in Aspen and in one night Mrs. Lauder raised that for her cause. She’s also raised more than $140 million in the past 11 years for this cause that is funding ground-breaking research.

Among the admirers of Evelyn Lauder’s work – many of whom bought pieces -- and who came to a reception in her honor were Sam Fox, the Chairman of the Board of the St. Louis Art Museum and his wife, Marilyn; Ron and Jan Greenberg of the Greenberg Van Doren Art Gallery, also of St. Louis; Ambassador and Mrs. Joseph Gildenhorn of Washington, D.C.; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Small, the real-estate developer; Ambassador and Mrs. Henry Catto; Mercedes Bass; Carolyne Roehm and Simon Pinniger; Linda and Stewart Resnick; Tom Quick; dermatologist Katie Rodan and husband, Amnon; collectors Bob and Nancy Magoon; Maureen and Robert Oxenberg; Judith Neisser from Chicago; Dr. William Haseltine; Ellen and Irv Hockaday of Hallmark; Ann and Ed Hudson; Andrea and Jim Gordon; U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and husband Richard Blum; Christy Ferer; Ambassador and Mrs. Stuart Bernstein; Wolf and Lynn Blitzer; collectors Frances Dittmer; Kinza Lampert; Abby Lane Leff and husband, Perry; Karin Luter.

Mrs. Lauder has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work can be seen in several museum collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; and many public and private collections around the world. To learn more about Evelyn Lauder’s photographs, please visit

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation was founded in 1993 by Mrs. Lauder as an independent, not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to funding innovative clinical and genetic research. The Foundation supports scientists at leading medical centers worldwide whose research is focused on achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime. A minimum of 85 cents of each dollar donated to the Foundation goes directly to breast cancer research and awareness programs. In October 2005, $22 million was awarded to 110 researchers across the U.S. and in Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Israel. Money magazine named BCRF one of America’s eight top charities.
Arthur and Audrey Greenberg

Irvine and Ellen Hockaday with Jim and Andrea Gordon

Jan Greenberg, Bill Broeder, and Alma Gildenhorn

Evelyn Lauder and Senator Dianne Feinsten

L. to r.: Wolf Blitzer, Jane Harman, Sidney Harmanm, and friends; Gina Goldsmith and Alicia Goldsmith.
Barbara Goldsmith, Christy Ferer, and Lisa Schiff

Leonard Lauder, Evelyn Lauder, and Richard Edwards

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Caramoor International Music Festival launched its summer season with a gala evening in a garden of great music late last month at its Venetian Theater in Katonah late last month. This was Caramoor’s 61st annual summer festival. Caramoor Artistic Advisor and Principal Conductor Peter Oundjian conducted the Festival’s resident orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, with violinist, Joshua Bell who performed Mendelssohn's masterpiece, the Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64.

Patricia Falkenberg, Joshua Bell, Judy Envnin, and Peter Oundjian

Opening night began with a gala benefit celebration beginning at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails, followed by dinner at 7 and the concert at 8:30. Guests then attended a post-concert dessert and dancing reception with the artists, featuring Gerard Carelli and his Orchestra, on the Caramoor grounds in the dinner tent on Friends’ Field.

Gala co-chairs were Patricia and Edward Falkenberg of New York City and Scarsdale, and Sandra and David Joys, of Greenwich.

The Orchestra of St. Luke's is America's foremost and most versatile chamber orchestra. It was formed at the Caramoor International Music Festival in the summer of 1979, evolving from the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble (1974), with Ensemble members forming the Orchestra's artistic core as principal players. The Ensemble and the Orchestra still co-exist today.

In addition to serving each summer as Orchestra-in-Residence at the Caramoor, the Orchestra in such Carnegie Hall events as four-concert series in the Isaac Stern Auditorium, the Choral Workshop and Carnegie Family Concerts, in addition to numerous artistic collaborations with other New York City cultural organizations.

Caramoor itself is the legacy of Walter and Lucie Rosen, who built the great house and filled it with their treasures. Walter Rosen was the master planner for the Caramoor estate, bringing to reality his dream of creating a place to entertain friends from around the world. Their musical evenings were the seeds of the International Music Festival today. Realizing the pleasure their friends took in the beauty of Caramoor – the house with its art collection; the gardens; and the musical programs on summer evenings – the Rosens established a Foundation to open Caramoor to the public in perpetuity. Lucie Rosen survived her husband by seventeen years. During those years, she expanded the Music Festival: The Spanish Courtyard was used as a setting for musical events, as it is today. Under her direction, the great stage of the Venetian Theater was built.

So come early, explore the beautiful grounds, take a tour of the House Museum, enjoy a pre-concert picnic, and discover beautiful music in a relaxed setting.

Patricia Falkenberg, Erich Zahler, Karen Glantz, Barbara Vittoria, Edward Falkenberg, ad Ted Vittoria

Anne and Charles Niemeth

Victoria and Christopher Meier, Eric Forman, and Tahlia Kozlowsky

Jerry and Deedee Rigg

Caramoor supporters

Judy and Sirgay Sanger

Elise and Christopher Martin

Patricia Falkenberg and Sandra Joys

Judy and Joel Bauer

Joyce Cowin, Gery Hodes, and Judy Envnin

Joseph and Elizabeth Polisi with and Nancy and Morris Offit

L. to r.: Victoria Meier, Tahlia Kozlowsky, Eric Forman, Richard Nackenson, Nicole Lehman, and Christopher Meier; Lisa and Paul Welch.
Craig and Karen Samson, Bob and Joyce Roth, and Rachel and Gregg Sanzari.

Diane Lloyd-Roth and Joan Erdheim

Leslie Tomkins with Nina and Michael Stanton

Tess Dempsey, Dr. Neal Schultz, and Anne Lichtblau

Photographs by Gabe Palacio (Caramoor).


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