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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Gala

Mary Cleere Haran and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

On April 26 Orpheus Chamber Orchestra presented an evening of classical and popular music for their Annual Gala at The Metropolitan Club in New York City. The program, titled New York, New York: From Tin Pan Alley to Carnegie Hall included works by Copland, Gershwin, Ellington, Scott, Bernstein, and Sondheim and featured preeminent dance band leader Peter Duchin and singer Mary Cleere Haran with members of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

The gala honoree was John C. Whitehead.  Gala co-chairs were Heidi Neuhoff and Lizabeth and Frank Newman; honorary Gala chairs were Edmund C. Duffy, trustee of the Peter J. Sharp Foundation, and Tan Dun, award-winning composer and conductor.  All proceeds from the Gala support the Orchestra's extensive touring schedule, as well as artistic and education programs, helping integrate classical music into the lives of the next generation.

Richard Lannamann, chairman of the board, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Cindy Whitehead, Ronnie Bauch, managing director, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Gala co-chair Lizabeth Newman, honoree John C. Whitehead, Gala co-chair Heidi Neuhoff, Graham Paraker, general director, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Heidi Neuhoff.

Lizabeth Newman.

Asher Edelman, Heidi Neuhoff and Tom McWilliams.

John C. Whitehead and Lizabeth Newman.

Hariette Rose Katz and Heidi Neuhoff.

Maura Smith, Haley Sarsfield, Jessica Davis, John Babcock, Owen Condon, and
Jaclyn Feder.

Stanford and Sandra Warshawsky.

Michele Page Paterson.

Michelle Edelman.

Peter Cummings and Wendy Lehman.

Donald and Barbara Tober.

Janet and Foster Nevius, and Christina Lopes, chair of Young Orpheus.

Heidi Neuhoff, Tom McWilliams, Corinne  O'Kelly, and Lizabeth Newman.

Ramaa and Hairsh Raghavan, Connie Steensma, and Sandra Warshawsky.

Photos: Steve J. Sherman
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