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NYYS Benefit Invitation 2016 - 1

invitation book 1

Annual Benefit

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The NYYS Board of Trustees requests the pleasure of your company at the

Annual Benefit


with the Theodore L. Kesselman Award for Arts Education

Marica& Vilcek

with the Johanna and Leslie Garfield Award for Arts Philanthropy

Metropolitan Club
Monday, October 24, 2016

6:30 Cocktails
7:30 Program
8:30 Dinner
One East 60th Street, New York
Cocktail Attire

About the Honorees Born in Bratislava, Slovakia, Ms. About the Awards The Johanna and Leslie Garfield
Vilcek earned advanced degrees in art Award for Arts Philanthropy was
Internationally acclaimed conductor history from theComenius University The Theodore L. Kesselman Award established in 2015 to recognize
Leonard Slatkin is Music Director in Bratislava and Charles University for Arts Education was established individuals who have provided leading
of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in Prague. In 1965, Ms. Vilcek, and in 1995 to recognize significant support to arts organizations in New
(DSO) and the Orchestre National husband, Jan Vilcek, immigrated to dedication by an individual or York and beyond. The award is named
de Lyon (ONL). Slatkin’s more than the US where she began a 32-year institution making outstanding for the Garfields, who hail from the
100 recordings have garnered seven tenure with the Metropolitan Museum contributions in nurturing young NYYS founding family and both of
Grammy awards and 64 nominations. of Art as the associate curator of the people in the arts. The award is whom continue to serve on its board,
Slatkin has conducted virtually all of Accessions and Catalogue Department. named in memory of Theodore L. Leslie as its Chair.
the leading orchestras in the world. Ms. Vilcek served as a consultant to Kesselman, who served as NYYS
As Music Director, he has held posts the Commission for Art Recovery of Board President from 1985 to 1994.
with the New Orleans, St. Louis, and the World Jewish Congress, the Jewish
National symphony orchestras, and Museum in NYC, and the Jordan
he was Chief Conductor of the BBC National Gallery in Amman. She is the
Symphony Orchestra. He has served as Chair of the NYU Institute of Fine Arts
Principal Guest Conductor of London’s Board of Trustees, and a board member
Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic, of the New York Youth Symphony
the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the Foundation for a Civil Society.
the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Ms. Vilcek cofounded the Vilcek
Hollywood Bowl, and the Minnesota Foundation with her husband in 2000.

Benefit Committee Melissa Eisenstat Ian Schaefer
Suzanne Ponsot Carolyn Strasson
Leslie Garfield, Co-Chair Marica Vilcek Fred Zlotkin
Jo Garfield, Co-Chair
Jacob Bousso

Board of Trustees Cecile Antier Barry Goldberg, Steven D. Shaiman
Jacob Bousso Carolyn Strashun
Leslie J. Garfield, Chair Terry E. Chang Executive Director Emeritus Christine van Itallie
A. Slade Mills, Jr., Vice-Chair Benson J. Chapman Julian A. Jadow Rima Vargas-Vetter
Robert L. Poster, Vice-Chair Rhea Graffman Cohen William A. Kapell Marica F. Vilcek
Melissa B. Eisenstat, President Michael R. DiYanni David P. Levin Andrew Watson
Robert J. Levine, Vice-President Barbara E. Field Judith M. Linden Anna Weber
Suzanne K. Ponsot, Vice-President Elliott Forrest Patrick J. McGinnis
Jed H. Garfield, Treasurer Jo Garfield Ruth E. Pachman
Susan S. Rai, Secretary Ian C. Schaefer

New York Youth Symphony’s mission is to educate and inspire the next generation of musical citizens through exceptional ensemble
training and performance opportunities. Its nationally recognized programs in orchestra, conducting, chamber music, jazz and
composition train student musicians between ages 12 and 22. These tuition-free programs are made possible by over $1 million
in scholarships each year. The New York Times has noted that the orchestra is “bold” and “fearless”, and that it offers “training and
experience beyond what even the most arts-conscious schools can provide.

New York Youth Symphony 110 W. 40th Street, Suite 1503 New York, NY 10018 (212) 581-5933

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