Thursday, September 29, 2011

Patrons, young and old

Young Patrons of Lincoln Center's "Party on the Plaza" at Avery Fisher Hall.
This past Monday night, the Young Patrons of Lincoln Center held a party on the Plaza of Avery Fisher Hall.
Hayley Crowell, Dori Golkin, Natalia Rodrigez, and Sarah Unger
Scott Phillips, Kate Phillips, Catherine Carey, Sara Needham, and Ben Stapleton
Hooman Mehran, Lyla Subramanian, Catherine Brown, and Zach Goldstein
Young Patrons of Lincoln Center (YPLC) is a membership group for arts enthusiasts in their 20s through early 40s dedicated to celebrating and supporting the world’s leading performing arts center. Through special events, arts advocacy, community outreach, and annual contributions, YPLC members build future audiences at Lincoln Center and increase access to the arts for a diverse range of New Yorkers.
Jenny Stybel and Caroline Hamilton
Sara Bates and Jon Bates
Emily Smith and Blaire Whipple
Alyssa Seidel and Summer Krupp
Chris Knapp and Julie Shin
Bret Tasugi and Lauren Kraus
Justin Ifill and Zach Goldstein
Phllip Walt, Bettima Aissaoui, and Wolton Coll
Jackie Sanders and Susan Quintin
Ayesha Williams and Agness Segyk
Branden Shorenstein and Emily Barasch
Mimi Pitney, Savannah Engel, and Sarah Weinberger
Taylor Grant and Tommy Nodland
London Harris, Dana Schuster, and Brooke A. Cohen
Wesley Royce and Meryl Tevrizian
Dorie Golkin and Chad Smith
Robert Cecot and Christine Riley
Jane Beeder, Maggie Cassidy, and Katherine Hilderbrand
Rameez Saleh and Manon Roux
Casey Brooks, Ben Golkin, and Harley Brooks
Randy Baruh and Deborah Baruh
Aisling McDonagh, Leigh Harlan, and Micaela McMurrough
Alexandra Longanecker and Alexandra Bugslick
Sarah Needham and Caroline Hamilton
Kate Reibel, Sarah Wendell, Mariana Gantus, and Madelene Kramer
Savannah Engel and Alecta Hill
Elijah Duckworth-Schachter and Maureen Nash
Maggie Cassidy and Bryan Power
Rebecca Azenberg and Monique Rojas
Nancy Marcus and Rebecca Rose Woodland
Rachel Spiegal, Frank Nussbaum, and Sarah Rapoport
Dawne Marie Grannum and Sabrina Wirth
Alison Aarons, Brandon Cooke, and Katherine Rieger
Timika Brown and Angeline Chidowore
On Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 720 guests attended a celebratory evening of music, which marked the beginning of Alan Gilbert’s third season as Music Director, and comprised Barber’s compositions The School for Scandal Overture and Andromache's Farewell, for Soprano and Orchestra; Wagner’s “Dich, teure Halle” from Tannhäuser, as well as the Overture from the same opera; and R. Strauss’s Intermezzo, Dance, and Final Scene from Salome, featuring soprano Deborah Voigt. The performance was telecast nationally on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center, as well as broadcast live on Classical 105.9 WQXR.
Alan Gilbert
Deborah Voigt
Alan Gilbert and Deborah Voigt
Guests of the Opening Night Gala of the 170th Philharmonic season, which was sponsored by Breguet, the official timepiece of the New York Philharmonic, arrived at the main entrance of Avery Fisher Hall at 6:00 p.m. for an hour-long cocktail reception on the Grand Promenade.

The concert began at 7:30 p.m., followed by a black-tie dinner at 9:45 p.m. in the tent at the edge of Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza, next to Damrosch Park.
Didi Schafer, Deborah Voigt, Oscar Schafer, Anne Gray, and J. Christopher
Oscar Schafer, Daisy Soros, and Hilaire O'Malley
Chairman Gary W. Parr with Vera and Donald Blinken
Co-Chairmen for the Breguet-sponsored Gala were Daria L. Foster and Klara and Larry A. Silverstein; Executive Vice Chairmen were Agnes and Gerald L. Hassell, Mark A. Hayek, and Antonio and Gabriela Quintella – Mr. Quintella is C.E.O., Credit Suisse Americas, the Orchestra’s Global Sponsor. The Gala was generously underwritten by The Bank of New York Mellon, Credit Suisse, J. Christopher Flowers, Daria L. Foster, Oscar and Didi Schafer, and Klara and Larry A. Silverstein.

Restaurant Associates catered the evening’s event, and the decor to complement the evening’s festivities was provided by Van Vliet & Trap, LLC, with lighting by Bentley Meeker.
Music Director Alan Gilbert and wife Kajsa William Olsson
Gala Co Chairmen Daria L. Foster and Klara and Larry A. Silverstein
Tim and Cosby George
Music Director Alan Gilbert and Michael Nelson, President, Breguet, USA
Malcia French and Jacqueline Desmarais
Adrianne and William Silver
John and Lauren Veronis and Jeff and Liz Peek
Paula and Leon Root
Karen LeFrak and Paula Root
Jamee Gregory
Joanne de Guardiola
Sharon and Jon Corzine
Sung Han Andersen
Lizabeth Newman
Honey M. Kurtz
James and Nancy Buckman
Donald and Vera Blinken
Deborah Voigt and Philharmonic President and Executive Director Zarin Mehta
Anne and Charles Niemeth
The Tycher Family Foundation hosted the 2011 A Truly HAPPY HOUR last Thursday at the Trump Soho New York. The event, which took place from 7:00PM–9:00PM, featured Guest Host Joy Bauer of The TODAY Show, as well as an open bar and hor d’oeuvres.  

In addition, DJ Phresh spun, as a silent auction took place featuring exclusive items such as private box seats to a Giants game at Giants Stadium, diamond jewelry from Hirtz and Traubner and original artwork pieces from NB Pantirer, just to name a few.

The Tycher Family Foundation strives to create a network of young professionals who share a common goal: to donate their time and money toward a worthy cause. The Foundation is dedicated to reaching out to the next generation — to inspire action and giving, through raising awareness of opportunities to make an impact on the greater community.
Marshall Tycher, Joy Bauer, and Sally Tycher
With hundreds of benefits, fundraisers and charity galas across New York City, the Tycher Family Foundation has sought an innovative method to attract and inspire emerging young philanthropists.  The annual theme, “WE’LL GIVE THE PARTY…..YOU’LL GIVE THE HOPE” highlights one deserving charity each year.

The Tycher Family hosts an exciting and memorable evening, underwriting 100 percent of the evening’s costs to ensure that all revenue — from ticket sales to silent auction earnings — go directly to the charity of choice. Throughout the annual selection process, the foundation considers the charity’s mission as well as its ability and performance in truly effecting positive change.
Liz Evans, Dana Tycher, and Bernadette Canepa
Joel and Arlene Reisman
Dara Commorata and Amir Bronstein
UJA-Federation of New York, the world’s largest community-based philanthropy, raises funds that sustain the activities of more than 100 health, human-service, educational, and community-building agencies. Every day, these community-based organizations provide a multitude of services that combat poverty, help the elderly age with dignity, promote Jewish identity and renewal, strengthen children and families, and open doors to those with disabilities and special needs.
Alfonso Kimche, Joy Bauer, and Lee Deutsch
Jeff Fells, Jonathan Hageman, David Krantz, and Jonathan Sazer
Ivan Baron, Neal Sroka, and Marshall Tycher
Lianne Gourji, DJ Phresh, and Jennifer Nataro
Paul, Fay, and Scott Bordogna
Robin and Ivan Baron
Sari Kessler and Kate Tycher Dratch
Nearly 20 Hall of Fame athletes joined together with business leaders to raise money and promote the cause of mentoring on Sept. 19 at Friar’s Head in Baiting Hollow, NY at the inaugural Mentor’s Champions Golf Challenge to benefit MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. The event, sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP and Roundtable Investment Partners LLC featured nearly 20 Hall of Fame athletes including Bill Russell, Jim Brown, Charles Barkley, Julius Erving, Jerry West, Reggie Jackson, Joe Morgan, Steve Largent, Sam Jones, Artis Gilmore, Bruce Bowen, Rick Barry and many more.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, the lead champion for youth mentoring in the United States, which Geoff Boisi founded with Raymond G. Chambers 20 years ago. Bill Russell has served as a Founding Board Member since then, because of his unparalleled commitment to mentoring and our nation's youth. In addition, the tournament will benefit the local mentoring partnerships of Long Island and New York City.
Win McMurry, Geoff Boisi, NBA Legend Bill Russell, and Ken Bakst
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, is.the lead champion for mentoring in the United States. MENTOR’s goal is to help children by providing a public voice, developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide, and promoting quality for mentoring through standards, cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art tools. MENTOR works closely with State Mentoring Partnerships and more than 5,000 mentoring programs and volunteer centers throughout the country, serving more than 3 million children in all 50 states. There are currently 18 million children in America who want and need a mentor, but only three million have one. MENTOR’s mission is to close the gap so that every one of those 15 million children has a caring adult in their life.
NBA great Alonzo Mourning thanks his caddy for a job well done
Red Siox Hall of Famer Jim Rice collectted several trophies including "Closest to the Pin"
NBA Hall of Famer George "Ice Man" Gervin
MLB Hall of Famer and Yankees great Reggie Jackson
MLB Hall of Famer Joe Morgan
NBA Hall of Famer Julius Erving
NBA Hall of Famer Artis Gilmore
Jennine Fiorito, Art McKenna, Charles Barkley, and Brett Meyers
Christopher Croken, former NBA All-Star and ESPN analyst Bruce Bowen, and Dave Levinbook
NFL Hall of Famer Steve Largent and NBA Hall of Famer Sam Jones
Nancy Altobello of Ernst & Young with NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry
NBA Legend Jerry West and Willem Kookyer, Chairman of MENTOR
Washington's smart set was out in full force at Ambassador Boyden Gray's beautiful Georgetown home in support of the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries. Gray, along with Elizabeth Ladt and Adam Ozmer hosted the soiree to thank supporters and friends of the Silk Road Society, the Freer and Sackler's year-old young professionals group.

It was a muggy DC night, but all was cooler than cool amidst the Ambassador's beautiful art and antique collections. Following cocktails and welcome remarks by Ladt, Gray held court with an off the cuff chat about his collection and passion for the arts. The chicness continued out the door with event sponsor Scalamandre's wonderful red zebra gift bags containing an array of stylish swag.

Guests included Lindsey and Ethan Drath, Allison and Chris Putala, Carly Pippin, Elizabeth Bridgeforth, Marc and Elise Lefkowitz, Scalamandre President Steven Stolman, Heather Safferstone, Sally Stephonkus, Laura Stifel, Frankie Lucostic, Scott Fazzini, Stefan Hurray, Aaron Patterson, Austin Bryan, Zoe Feldman, Todd Gambill, Timothy Watkins, Bill Nitze, Francis Hoang, and Lauren Cozzi.
Guests converse at Ambassador Boyden Gray's Georgetown home
Frankie Lucostic, Lauren Cozzi, C. Boyden Gray, Lindsey Drath, Ethan Drath, Francis Hoang, Carly Pippin, and Elizabeth Ladt
Austin Bryan and Allison Peck
Elise Lefkowitz, Marc Lefkowitz, Todd Gambill, and Timothy Watkins
Frankie Lucostic, Ceren Ozer, Anne Henochowitz, and Francis Hoang
Adam Ozmer, Frankie Lucostic, Anne Henochowitz, and Francis Hoang
Venessa Yung, Elizabeth Ladt, C. Boyden Gray, Allison Peck, Adam Ozmer, and Carly Pippin
Chris and Allison Putala
Adam Ozmer, Ceren Ozer, Kelly Pippin, Lyz Bridgforth, and Andy Hunt
Chris Putala, Allison Putala, and Steven Stolman
Chris and Allison Putala
Elise and Marc Lefkowitz
Elizabeth Ladt and C. Boyden Gray
Carly Pippin and C. Boyden Gray
Lindsey Drath, Steven Stolman, and Elizabeth Ladt
Scott Fazzini, Aaron Peterson, Adam Ozmer, and Frankie Lucostic
Deb Galyan, Venessa Yung, Carly Pippin, Amanda Williams, and Allison Peck
Scalamandre grab bags

Photographs by (YPLC); Julie Skarratt and Chris Lee (Philharmonic).
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