The New York Philharmonic held its annual Lunar New Year Concert and Gala. Approximately 300 guests attended, and more than $1.1 million was raised for the Philharmonic. The evening’s proceeds will support a wide range of New York Philharmonic performances and offstage projects — from the free Concerts in the Parks to education activities that reach New York City students.
The celebratory evening ushered in the Year of the Pig with a Gala concert conducted by Kahchun Wong in his Philharmonic debut. The fire-themed concert opened with Li Huanzhi’s Spring Festival Overture, followed by the US Premiere of Fire Ritual, a new violin concerto by Oscar winner Tan Dun, with Bomsori Kim as soloist; Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite; a selection from Mozart’s The Magic Flute, with soprano So Young Park; and more.
Guests of the Lunar New Year Gala arrived at 6:00 p.m. for an hour-long cocktail reception on the Grand Promenade of David Geffen Hall. The concert began at 7:30 p.m., and was followed by a traditional Asian attire / black-tie dinner, also held on the Grand Promenade.
The evening’s event was catered by Restaurant Associates, and the décor was provided by Van Vliet & Trap.
Guests included: Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield; UN Ambassador to Singapore Burhan Gafoor; Consul General of China in New York Huang Ping; Jen Gatien; Noreen and Kenneth Buckfire; Gary W. Parr; Jean Denoyer and Dr. Karin Hehenberger; Lavinia Branca Snyder; Gala Co Chairs Angela Chen, Guoqing Chen and Ming Liu, Misook Doolittle, Mei He, Sharon Wee and Tracy Fu, Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar L. Tang, and Shirley Young; conductor Kahchun Wong; violinist Bomsori Kim; soprano So Young Park; New York Philharmonic Chairman Oscar S. Schafer and his wife, Didi; New York Philharmonic Music Director Jaap van Zweden; and New York Philharmonic President and Chief Executive Officer Deborah Borda.
On Tuesday, February 5th at The Breakers, Weill Cornell Medicine hosted their annual Healthy Living Symposium and reception to Palm Beach area residents. The event, which attracted more than 200 attendees, focused on the latest in cancer research and treatment options.
The symposium brings together leading physicians and scientists from Weill Cornell Medicine to speak about some of the most pressing health concerns of our time. These top-tier specialists share their knowledge and expertise with symposium attendees, providing strategies for disease prevention and practical information on how to lead a healthier life.
The symposium was moderated by Weill Cornell’s Dean Augustine M.K. Choi and Dr. Lewis Cantley, the Meyer Director of the Edward and Sandra Meyer Cancer Center, and featured three expert speakers, including: Silvia Formenti, MD, Radiation and Immunology: Secret Weapons Against Cancer; Sarah Rutherford, MD, Treating Cancer in the Older Patient; Christopher Barbieri, MD, Prostate Health in the 21st Century
On January 28, 2019, NewYork-Presbyterian hosted their annual Palm Beach Symposium at The Raymond F. Kravis Center. At this year’s annual symposium on high-tech therapies and compassionate patient care, attendees learned more about aging healthy and focusing on the mind and body.
The event was moderated by Steven J. Corwin, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian, and Herbert Pardes, M.D., Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of NewYork-Presbyterian and featured presentations by Dr. Peter Fleischut, Dr. Peter Stahl, and Dr. Chiti Parikh.
Photographs by Chris Lee, Linsley Lindekens, & Fadi Kheir (NY Philharmonic); StudioBrooke (Weill Cornell); Jacek A. Gancarz (NewYork-Presbyterian)