Spring Gala & Season Finale
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Sunday, May 17, 2015
6:00 p.m. Silent Auction 6:30 p.m. Buffet Dinner 7:30 p.m. Concert
Dessert Reception Follows the Concert
On Sunday, May 17th, the Annual GDYO Gala will be held at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. As this is the only fundraising event for the youth orchestra, we hope you will attend. The Gala benefits the GDYO Scholarship Fund and the GDYO Tour Fund, allowing deserving students a chance to not only experience the GDYO program, but also to be further enriched by experiencing new cultures while traveling and performing with their peers. The Gala will be a fantastic finale to this concert season.
The Gala evening will include the buffet dinner and silent auction before the concert. Following the concert will be a dessert reception.
GDYO's 2014 Gala Honorary Chair:
This past season, we were honored to have Mr. Jesse Rosen serve as our Gala Honorary Chair. Mr. Rosen, president and CEO of the League of American Orchestras, has been recognized as one of the outstanding thinkers in contemporary performing arts leadership. Mr. Rosen has stimulated innovation throughout his more than 10-year tenure at the League. He was instrumental in creating new programs such as Music Alive, the American Conducting Fellows, and Ford Made in America. A trombonist, Mr. Rosen received his bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music and pursued graduate studies at The Juilliard School.
Jesse Rosen has been recognized as one of the outstanding thinkers in contemporary performing arts leadership. As president and CEO of the League of American Orchestras since July 2008, he has raised the level of debate about orchestras among the nation’s cultural, policy, and opinion leaders and among the League’s 800 member orchestras. Under Mr. Rosen’s guidance, the League has taken a leadership role in helping orchestras adapt to a rapidly changing environment, particularly in the recent financial downturn. New initiatives have expanded the League’s support of orchestras as they work to strengthen their fiscal health, their management and board leadership, their engagement with their communities, and their artistic vitality.
A sought after speaker and panelist, he recently addressed gatherings presented by the Association of British Orchestras, the National Endowment for the Arts, Opera America, Yale University, University of Michigan, and the Juilliard and Eastman schools. Jesse Rosen serves on the board of the American Composers Orchestra, as Vice Chair of the Performing Arts Alliance, and on the Board of Overseers of the Curtis Institute of Music. He is on the Program Committee of Independent Sector.
A lifelong musician and experienced orchestra CEO, Mr. Rosen has stimulated innovation throughout his more than 10-year tenure at the League. He was instrumental in creating new programs such as Music Alive, the American Conducting Fellows, and Ford Made in America. Prior to joining the League, he served as general manager of the Seattle Symphony, executive vice president and managing director of the American Composers Orchestra in New York City, orchestra manager of the New York Philharmonic, and vice president of programs for Affiliate Artists, Inc. A trombonist, Mr. Rosen received his bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music and pursued graduate studies at The Juilliard School.