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NYYS Benefit Invitation 2016 - 2

invitation book 2

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 About the Awards

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