Monday, July 16, 2018

Summer Celebrations

Chelsea Beamish, Jane Cracovane, Chelsea Bonosky, Belinda McGuire, Sean Aaron Carmon; Josh Beamish, Eric Lobenberg, Nick Sciscione, and Elijiah Laurant at the premiere of  Joshua Beamish's MOVETHECOMPANY's The Masque of the Red Death, at The Joyce Theater's 2018 Ballet Festival.
Choreographer Joshua Beamish's MOVETHECOMPANY premiered his latest full-length work, The Masque of the Red Death, at The Joyce Theater's 2018 Ballet Festival. The work is based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story of the same name with narration recorded by Jessye Norman. The dancers included Chelsea Bonosky, Sean Aaron Carmon (appearing courtesy of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), Jane Cracovaner, Elijah Laurant, Eric Lobenberg, Belinda McGuire, Jarrett Siddall, and Matthew Wylie.  Following the opening night performance there was reception at The Joyce.

Vernon Scott, the Joyce Theater's Assistant Director of Special Events, spoke congratulating Beamish, his company, and the choreographer's return to The Joyce Theater after three years. Guests included Chelsea Beamish, Amy Fine Collins, Joanna and Brian Fisher, Roger Kluge, James Marcus and Nina Mehta, Felipe Escalante, Mr. and Mrs. Howard S. Paley, Emily Reifel, Ben Rodriguez-Cubeñas and the Joyce’s own Linda Shelton.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Paley Nick Hall and Elijah Laurant
Joanna Fisher, Josh Beamish, Chelsea Beamish, and Brian Fisher
Emily Reifel, Brian Fisher, and Jon Marder James Macus and Nina Mehta
Michael Deane, Monica Deane, Louis Hitchcock, and Jerry Croghan
Mikels Topher and Chelsea Bonosky Emily Reifel and Karl Yeh
Elmez Gomez, Gil Hooley, and Bathy Eilers
Roger Kluge, Ben Cubanas, Joanna Fisher, Amy Fine Collins, and Felipe Escalante
The Lang Lang International Music Foundation kicked off their 2018 gala campaign with a small private concert last Tuesday in Southampton at Christopher Burch's home hosted by David Hryck. Burch, as he stood among roses, hydrangea, and phlox quipped, "Lang Lang and I have spent all day gardening. I want to thank him for his help with the flowers. Just kidding."

The director of the foundation, Leszek Barwinski-Brown, explained their mission, providing training for great young musicians worldwide, as well as in-school musical education in both the US and China. He then introduced two of the Foundation's brilliant young discoveries, Gina Resigner and Maxim Lando.  Then Lang Lang took to the outdoor stage and played a preview of his concert opening the Tanglewood Festival this Friday.
Lang Lang
Guests included Hillary Cooper, Shayne Doty, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Joseph Hernandez, Judith Hoffman with her son Jonathan, Cheri Kaufman, Patricia Raynes, Emily Reifel, Melissa Smith,  Jean Sharifoff, Vivienne Tam, and Amanda Taylor. Dr. Ruth, who sat in the small concert's first row, applauded wildly.
 
The Lang Lang International Music Foundation's 10th Annual Gala is October 10th and chaired this year by John Paulson, with  co-chairs Judith-Ann Corrente, David M. Hryck, Huda Alkhamis-Kanoo, Bruno Wang, Joan and Sandy Weill, Shirley Young and Ann Ziff.  For more information, click here.
Christopher Burch, Cheri Kaufman, Lang Lang, and Bill Sclight
Donna Raia, Dan Raia, and Nancy Pearson
Judith M. Hoffman, Melissa Smith, and Emily Rifl
Leszek Barwinski, Cliff Brokaw, and Mark Fabre
Paola Bacchini, Christopher Burch, Lang Lang, Arnold Rosenshein, and Rebecca Woodland
Cassandra Seidenfeld, Hillary Cooper, Ruth Westheimer, and Alix Michelle Andre Barwinski Brown and Ruth Westheimer
Sarah Bray, Lisa Fields, Liz Kelley, and Rachel Macken
Lucia Hwong Gordon, Lang Lang, and Jean Shafiroff
Vivienne Tam, Ling Tan, Sally Wu magan Connolly, and Charlotte Wu
Sufie Zhou, Gina Alice, Ruth Westheimer, and David Hryck
The East Hampton Historical Society, the new stewards of the Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio, hosted an Opening Celebration on the evening of Friday, July 6, 2018.  The benefit celebrated the opening of the Moran Studio Exhibition, a collaborative effort that has brought the "World of Moran" to life. Located in East Hampton's Main Street Historic District, this charming turreted Queen Anne shingled piece of Victorian architectural is a local gem that also has the honor of being registered as a National Historic Landmark. 
The Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio
Maria Vann, Executive Director of the East Hampton Historical Society, addressed the crowd of attendees, reflecting upon the meticulous five-year restoration project and the Society's vision for the future. Justice Peter Fox Cohalan acknowledged the generous contributions of many benefactors, including the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.
Maria Vann
Justice Peter Fox Cohalan
Attendees included artistic luminaries and members of the East Hampton Historical Society's Board of Trustees: Artist Cindy Sherman, Hollis Forbes (EHHS President), Michael Clifford, Jim Blauvelt, Dale Ellen Leff, Jennifer Borg, Brian Anderson, Mary Busch, Cathy Humphrey, Christy Ferer, Grier Eliasek, Margery Diamond and photographer Susan Wood.

All proceeds from the Moran Opening Celebration will support educational programs, exhibitions, and museum programming.
Dale Ellen, Leff Susan Wood, and Rosalie Arkell
Hugh King, Loretta Orion, and Richard Barons
Jennifer Borg and Garth Wakeford
Linda James, Jim Blauvelt, Mary Busch, and David Lys
Marshall Watson and Hollis Forbes
Nina Gillman, Barbara Slifka, and Elena Prohaska Glinn
Peter M. Wolf, Amanda Gordon, and Ellen Marcus
Peter Olsen, Joan Osborne, and Robert Osborne
Edwina von Gal and Cindy Sherman
It was a big night out at the Kumble Theater at the Long Island University Brooklyn campus on Thursday, June 28. It was the 85th birthday of financier Steven Kumble and what better way to celebrate than with a party at the performing arts center for the man who donated the theater!

Angela Kumble created a magical evening of music and laughter with a dinner and concert for the 130 guests. Valerie Simpson organized the music to get everyone in the Happy Birthday mood.
Mary Kumble, Roger Kumble, Steven Kumble, Angela Kumble, Jennifer Kumble, and Todd Kumble
Among the well-wishers were Dr. Margaret Cuomo Maier and Howard Maier and daughter Marianna Cuomo Maier, Margie Allinson, Arnie Rosenshine and Paola Bacchini Rosenshine, Linda and Edward Dweck, Mark and Sonja Stevens, Roger and Mary Kumble, Christine and Roger Tellefsen, and Valerie Simpson.
Linda and Ed Phelps Roseanne and Dennis Williams
Dr. Margaret Cuomo Maier, Marianna Cuomo Maier, and Howard Maier
Roger and Christine Tellefsen Valerie Simpson and Steven Kumble
Lyn Diamond, Stephanie Cohen, Angela Kumble, and Janice Becker
Paola Bacchini Rosenshein Sonja and Mark Stevens
Jill and Ken Iscol Angela and Steven Kumble
Photographs by Richard Lewin (EH Historical Society); John Lamparski (Lang Lang & Beamish)