2022 GALA CELEBRATION: SIMPLE GIFTS

FRIDAY, APRIL 29 AT 6:00 P.M.

 

Musical selections

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Appalachian Spring

23 minutes

James Newton Howard (2022 Gala Honoree)

“The Wedding” from Wyatt Earp (dir. Lawrence Kasdan)/“A Man & His Beasts Redux" - a suite from the Fantastic Beasts films (dir. David Yates)

3 minutes

James Newton Howard

Fantastic Beasts Suite (A Man & His Beasts Redux)

9 minutes

Artists

Margaret Batjer

concertmaster

Tereza Stanislav

assistant concertmaster

Josefina Vergara

principal violin II

Sarah Thornblade

associate principal violin II

Robert Brophy

acting principal viola

Jonathan Moerschel

acting associate viola

Andrew Shulman

principal cello

Armen Ksajikian

associate principal cello

David Grossman

principal bass

Martha Chan

acting principal flute

Claire Brazeau

principal oboe

Chris Stoutenborough

acting principal clarinet

Damian Montano

acting principal bassoon

Gavin Martin

acting principal keyboard

Ryan Sweeney

personnel manager

Location

Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel

9500 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel

9500 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90212

April 29, 2022 6:00pm

Black tie preferred.

The evening’s festivities

6:00 P.M.
Cocktail reception in the Wintergarden Terrace of the grand ballroom.

7:00 P.M.
Celebratory concert supporting LACO’s performances and educational programs including Meet the Music and a special tribute to honoree James Newton Howard introduced by Josh Groban, followed by Dinner

2022 GALA COMMITTEE

Jennifer Diener, Peggy Falcon, Carol Henry
CO-CHAIRS

Clare Baren
Debbie Cussen
Anne Grausam
Diane Henderson
Molly Kirk
Terri Kohl
Leslie Lassiter
Shaheen Nanji
Anne-Marie Spataru
Gene Shutler
Joyce Sommer
Mist Thorkelsdottir
Lauren Wing

LACO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Leslie Lassiter
CHAIR

Ruth L. Eliel
VICE CHAIR

Dana Newman
VICE CHAIR

Anne-Marie Spataru
SECRETARY

Eugene Ohr
TREASURER

MEMBERS AT LARGE

Lee Chu
Peggy Falcon
Anne Grausam
Thomas Kontchou
Gary Larsen
June Li
Raymond Lowe
James Mulally
Shaheen Nanji
Gene Shutler
Jordan Teti
Joan Wynn

more INFO

Email David Coscia at davidcoscia@laco.org or call (213) 622 7001 x 221.
A limited number of guest rooms are available at the hotel for the evening of the event at a special rate by calling (310) 275-5200.
Copies of Los Angeles Charitable Solicitation Permit #SW0108 and Beverly Hills Permit to Solicit #2021-116 available upon request.

LACO’s vaccine requirement for all eligible audience members is proof of a COVID-19 vaccine and booster obtained no later than the date of the event.


CONDUCTOR SPONSORS

Annica + James Newton Howard
Leslie Lassiter/Jennifer Diener
June + Simon Li
James Mulally
Eugene Shutler

COMPOSER SPONSORS

Anne + Greg Avis
Ruth Eliel + Bill Cooney
Peggy + Jack Falcon
Sanford M. + Pat Gage
Gelfand, Rennert + Feldman, LLC
Carol F. Henry
Molly + Brian Kirk
George Kunkel
Ann + Ray Lowe
Shaheen + Anil Nanji
Ned + Dana Newman
Anne-Marie + Alex Spataru
Warner Bros. Pictures Music
Les + Karen Weinstein
Daniel + Nancy Yih

PRESTO TICKETS

Hilda Herrera Adler
Dr. Diane Henderson
Lawrence + Meg Kasdan
Cheryl Petersen + Roger Lustberg
Joan Wynn

VIVACE TICKETS

Diane + Michael Gorfaine
Anne + Jeff Grausam
Barbara Herman
Bill Kennedy
Gary Larsen
Laura Stevenson Maslon
Gretchen + Marshall Milligan
Sam Schwartz
Brigitta B. Troy + Alden Lawrence
David Yates + Yvonne Walcott Yates

ALLEGRO TICKETS

Ross Anderson
Natalie Badawy + Ben Cadwallader
Clare Baren + David Dwiggins
Lee Chu + Jongmin Lee
Lauren Crosby + Ray Duncan
Robert A. Cutietta + Mist Thorkelsdottir
Carol Eliel + Tom Muller
Ann Graham Ehringer
Adrienne Forst
Mary + Dan Gregory
J.H.B. Kean + Toby Mayman
Thomas Kontchou
Joan Marcy
Daniel Ohgi
Catherine + Eugene Ohr
Amy Rabwin
Suzanne Schweitzer
Joyce + Al Sommer
Adrian Spence
Elayne Techentin
Jordan Teti + Kylee Garton
Karen + Eric Warren
Mr. + Mrs. Ian White-Thomson
Lauren Wing

TRIBUTES AND OTHER SUPPORTERS

Alan G. and Jane A. Lehman Foundation
Robert Attiyeh
Burt Bacharach
Marilyn + Alan Bergman
BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.)
Dennis + Patricia Burke
Jane + Louis Castruccio
Ann + Lee Cooper
Disney Theatrical Group
Elton John Charitable Fund
Sandy + Justin Faggioli
Debra A. Gastler + Andrew Malloy
Tony Gilroy + Susan Egbert Gilroy
The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency
Mary + Dan Gregory
Emily + Henry Hancock
Renee + Meyer Luskin
Elizabeth MacKay + Martin Ouellet
Ann Mulally
Gretchen + Randy Newman
The Ostin Family
Lee Ramer
Suzanne Rheinstein
Dr. + Mrs. Heinrich Shelbert
Gregory J. Soukup + Mary Jo Carr
The Streisand Foundation
Surfdog Inc.
Grace + Gil Tong
Universal Pictures Film Music
Edith + Tom Van Huss


Piano courtesy of Yamaha Entertainment Group

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