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Media Contact: Jacqueline Altobelli
Marketing & Administrative Director
Ars Lyrica Houston | 713-622-7443
YOUNG & FABULOUS PHILANTHROPISTS RING IN 2017 AT HOUSTON’S MOST STYLISH NYE EVENT
Save the Date for Ars Lyrica Houston’s annual concert & gala — an event to remember!
HOUSTON, TX (November 12, 2016) – Ars Lyrica Houston, the Grammy nominated early music ensemble, celebrates the New Year with a glittering evening filled with gorgeous music and flowing glasses of champagne, on Saturday, December 31, 2016, at the Hobby Center For The Performing Arts. The festivities begin at 7:30pm with an elegant seated dinner in the Grand Lobby, continuing at 9:00pm in Zilkha Hall with the Bachanalia concert. “We’re delighted to be sharing some favorite works of Bach — his gorgeous Concerto for oboe d’amore, for example — alongside some celebratory cantatas for this season of the year,” said Artistic Director Matthew Dirst. “Join us for the dinner and gala for a truly memorable evening!”
“We are excited to announce that this year our gala chairs are Darrin Davis & Mario Gudmundsson, who have been an active fundraising force for the organization this season,” said Director of Marketing Jacqueline Altobelli. “This is such an important and exciting period for our growing organization—and as the city’s philanthropic landscape has developed, so have we.”
“Helping raise funds and awareness of an organization such as Ars Lyrica is of great importance to us. Music is vitally important in connecting a community and there is no other music that brings a community together more elegantly than Baroque music,” said Darrin Davis. “Celebrating that community with performances on period instruments and celebrating the composers and arrangers as the music was written helps connect us to the past,” added Mario Gudmundsson.
The folly-filled holiday gala and silent auction is the second highlight of the evening. All proceeds from the event will benefit Ars Lyrica Houston, making sure that the organization continues to delight local and national audiences with superlative performances of baroque music for years to come. Local media extensively covered our 2015 New Year’s Eve Fire & Ice Gala. The event sold out, and we fully expect this year’s Gala to surpass what has gone before.
2016 NYE Gala Host Committee members include: Robin Angly & Miles Smith, Carrie & Sverre Brandsberg-Dahl, Ralph Burch & Stephanie von Stein, Dean Dalton Tours, Dr. Andrew Davis, Dean, College of the Arts - University of Houston, Anna Dean, Vanessa & Gabe Gaidosik, Jeremy Garcia & Brian McCulloch, Betsy & Ed Schreiber, Emily Schreiber, Elizabeth & Alan Stein, Barbara van Postman, Dr. Ishwaria Subbiah & Dr. Vivek Subbiah, and Dr. Josey Wagner & Mr. Bryan Wagner.
Media Host Committee:
NANCY WOZNY, EDITOR: A+C TEXAS MAGAZINE
AMBER ELLIOTT, SOCIETY WRITER: HOUSTON CHRONICLE
LISA APPLEBY: MODERN LUXURY | HOUSTON
CONNIE KWAN-WONG, PUBLISHER: CKW LUXE MAGAZINE
Ars Lyrica is a member of the Hobby Center Foundation’s Uniquely Houston® series sponsored by Houston Area Lexus Dealers and United Airlines.