Friday, December 15, 2017

Philanthropy, inclusion and refuge

The Young Fellows Host Committee of the Morgan's annual Winter Gala.
The Salzburg Festival Society celebrated its annual elegant black-tie evening to announce the 2018 program of the Salzburg Festival presented by Artistic Director Markus Hinterhäuser and its President Helga Rabl-Stadler.  This season's theme, “Passion and Ecstasy,” will offer a new production of the Magic Flute staged by American Director Lydia Steier.  Giving a musical preview of the upcoming season were Soprano Christiane Karg and Bass Baritone Adam Plachetka, who will be Pamina and Papageno is this Salzburg Festival production.

Nearly 150 guests supported the evening, with U.S. Trust Bank of America serving as the sponsor.
Adam Plachetka, Papageno in the 2018 production of the Magic Flute
Christiane Karg, Pamina in the 2018 production of the Magic Flute
In his opening remarks, Chairman Gerhard Andlinger emphasized “America has always been important to the Salzburg Festival for its spirit of philanthropy, inclusion and refuge.”  Since 2005, the Salzburg Festival Society has raised over $10 million to support valuable initiatives of the Festival. Programs have included the English program translations, American artists and orchestras, The Young Singer’s Project, the popular Children’s Music Camps and Innovative productions, some co-produced and presented in the U.S.

The Salzburg Festival Society was established as the official liaison between Americans and the Salzburg Festival. Many international guests with residences in the US are also part of the group, with members from Tokyo, Paris, Geneva, Tel Aviv and other major cities.
Elisabeth Muhr and Helene Klausner-Huth Karen Hsu, Markus Hinterhaeuser, and Marife Hernandez
Guests included Gerhard and Jeanne Andlinger, Edgar Batista, Joel Bell and Marife Hernandez, Friederike Biggs, Nabil and Samantha Chartouni, Judith-Ann Corrente, Pierre and Ellen DeVegh, Nic and Maja Dubrul, Jean Marie and Betty Eveilliard, Isabelle Harnoncourt Feigen and Richard L. Feigen, Carole Bailey French and John French III, Mark Gilbertson, Alexandra Kauka Hamill and Sterling Hamill, Stephen and Debi Harnik, Phyllis Hattis, Rolf Heitmeyer, Karen Hsu, Helene Klausner Huth, Frederick Iseman, Francine Le Frak and Rick Friedberg, Philip and Gail Lobkowicz, Gregor and Beatrix Medinger, Nina and Neal McElroy, Rita Mehos, Mary McFadden, Elisabeth and Karlheinz Muhr, Christa Percopo, Cynthia Hazen Polsky and The Hon. Leon B. Polsky, Francis O’Neill, Isabella Ponta and Werner Ebm, Sana Sabbagh, Gregory Speck, Bonnie Simon, Rich Tutino, Carla Uzel, The Hon. Helene von Damm, Dorothée Volpini de Maestri, George and Olga Votis, Herbert and Svetlana Wachtell, Ambassador and Mrs. Wolfgang Waldner, and The Hon. Alexa Wesner.
Rudi Roth, Gudrun Waldner, Alexa Wesner, Helene von Damm, and Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner
Klaus and Martina Reichert with Helga Rabl-Stadler (in center) Mary Ann and Frederick Anthony
Dorothée Volpini de Maestri, Jeanne and Gerry Andlinger, and Heinrich Spängler
Janeen Duarte Bartning, Edgar Batista, and Sana Sabbagh Svetlana and Herbert Wachtell
Joseph Bartning, Judith-Ann Corrente, and Markus Hinterhäuser
Neal and Nina McElroy Gregory Speck, Mary McFadden, and Joseph Bartning
Friederike Biggs, Gesa Vogt, and Mark Gilbertson
Alexandra Kauka-Hamill and Sterling Hamill Nicholas and Maja Dubrul
Alexander, Elisabeth, and Karlheinz Muhr
Bonnie Simon and Alden Warner III Francis O’Neill and Dorothee Volpini de Maestri
Richard L. Feigen and Isabelle Harnoncourt Feigen
Linny and Rick Andlinger Francine LeFrak and Rick Friedberg
Carole Bailey French and John French III with Janeen Duarte Bartning
On Wednesday, December 6, The Winter Antiques Show Kick-Off Party was held at the new Macklowe Gallery, now located at 445 Park Avenue. The Winter Antiques Show is the leading art, antiques and design fair in America, featuring 70 of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts. Now, in its 64th year, the Show highlights an eclectic mix of works dating from ancient times through the present day; each object is examined for authenticity, date and condition by a committee of 150 experts from the United States and Europe. All net proceeds from the fair benefit East Side House Settlement, a nationally recognized community-based organization in the South Bronx.
The evening provided an opportunity for guests to celebrate the 2018 Winter Antiques Show and East Side House Settlement, as well as view highly coveted items at Macklowe Gallery, known for the finest museum-quality Twentieth Century Decorative Arts.

Notable attendees included: Leslie and Emily Keno, Patrick Mele, Lucinda Ballard, Juan Montoya, Martha Glass, Arie and Coco Kopelman, Thomas Jayne, Kyle Marshall, Karen Kemp Glover, Courtney Booth Christensen, Anthony Baratta, Laurel Acevedo, Georgette Farkas, Lucinda May, Lansing Moore, Peter Fetterman, Genevieve Wheeler Brown, and more.
The Winter Antiques Show celebrates its 64th year as America’s leading art, antiques and design fair, featuring 70 renowned experts in fine and decorative arts from around the world. All net proceeds from the Show benefit East Side House Settlement, a nationally recognized community-based organization in the South Bronx. The Winter Antiques Show runs from January 19-28, 2018, at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue, New York City. Hours of admission are 12 PM–8 PM daily, except Sundays and Thursday, 12 PM–6 PM. Daily admission is $25, which includes the Show’s award-winning catalogue. To purchase tickets for the Opening Night Party on January 18, 2018, call (718) 292-7392 or visit
Diana Jacoby, Lucinda Ballard, Michael Diaz-Griffith, Karen Kemp Glover, Lorri Ahl, and Loie Acevedo
Arie L. Kopelman, Coco Kopelman, Lucinda Ballard, and Patrick Bell
Lee White Galves, Genevieve Brown, and Karen Kemp Glover
Leslie Keno, Emily Keno, Maria Yang, Phillip Yang, and Daniel Diaz
Lucinda Ballard and Diana Jacoby
Lucinda May, Bob Ballard, Ann Spillman, and Michael Diaz-Griffith
Martha Glass, Karen Kemp Glover, and Lucinda Ballard
Coco Kopelman, Arie L. Kopelman, and Hillary Macklowe
Angela Schuster and Robert Simon
Earlier this week, the Young Fellows of the Morgan hosted their annual Winter Gala, where elegantly-attired guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a musical performance in Pierpont Morgan's historic 1906 Library. Director Colin B. Bailey read a passage from A Christmas Carol, a yearly tradition at this event to welcome the holiday season. To round out the evening, the reading was followed by a highlights tour of the Morgan's exhibition Charles Dickens and the Spirit of Christmas, where guests could view the original manuscript of A Christmas Carol on display. It was a lively winter party.
Colin B. Bailey reading a passage from A Christmas Carol.
Attendees included members of the Host Committee: Sabina Ahuja, Alexander Clark, John Diebold, Nick Domino, Celeste Drubner, Adam and Emily Gasthalter, Noah Goldrach, Emma Hart, Calvine and Wright Harvey, Alexander Hurst, Andrew Klaber, Eric Mandl, Christopher Sheeron, Hillary Mazanec, and Mallory Morgan.
Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a musical performance in the historic 1906 Library
The Young Fellows is a lively group of young professionals (21–39 years old) who share a deep appreciation for the Morgan. Throughout the year the Young Fellows are invited to participate in various social and cultural events to engage with and learn about the collections, and deepen their understanding of the arts and humanities.

Young Fellows membership dues provide essential financial support so that the Morgan may continue presenting world-class exhibitions and programs.
Carolyn Vega, Eric Mandl, Calvine Harvey, Colin Bailey, and Wright Harvey
Kate Ballou, Chris Sheeron, Zachary Goldstein, Erik Belz, Sarah Belz, and Mallory Morgan
Cassie Dudar and Nick Domino Trey Brazill and Allie Sutherland
Peter Shanley, James Tunick, Carrie Elston Tunick, and Anna Main
Olivia Drubner, Ariana Fodera, Celeste Drubner, and Kristin Cara Lauren and Peter Milligan
Photographs by Angela Pham (Salzburg); Patrick McMullan (Morgan)