PHOTOS: The Budapest Festival Orchestra 2018 Gala

The Budapest Festival Orchestra, under the baton of Iván Fischer, played to a sold-out audience that included Edie Falco and Twyla Tharp at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall on Sunday. The program opened with Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 played on period instruments—Maestro Fischer wife, Gabriella Pivon, among the performers. The evening’s soloist, pianist Dénes Várjon, received standing…

Listing: Friends of The Budapest Festival Orchestra Gala 2018

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Gala 2018 will be held on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center (10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023). Iván Fischer and Budapest Festival Orchestra program will include Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37; Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27; and Dénes…

PHOTOS: Launch Party For Richard Avedon’s New Book

Barbara Tober hosted a sensational cocktail reception November 15th at the Museum of Arts and Design celebrating the new biography, Avedon: Something Personal. Attended by generations of Avedon colleagues dating back to the late 1950s and photography world luminaries including Maria Hambourg, Carol Squiers, Deborah Bell, and Vince Aletti; and Avedon models Pat Cleveland, Evelyn Kuhn, Patty Hansen, Lauren Helm, Astrid…

PHOTOS: New York Premiere & Celebration of ‘Henry T. Segerstrom: Imagining The Future’

Henry Segerstrom, philanthropist and visionary developer of California’s South Coast Plaza was celebrated at Carnegie Hall by a VIP gathering of philanthropists, cultural dignitaries, filmmakers, performing artists, and leaders of global fashion brands. Macy’s CEO and Chairman Terry J. Lundgren offered welcoming remarks on behalf of Elizabeth Segerstrom, the glamorous and gracious hostess of the event honoring the life…

UN Women For Peace Association Announce NYC March and Luncheon To End Violence

Mika Brzezinski, Deborra-Lee Furness, Ronald Lauder along with the UN Women for Peace Association (UNWFPA) Luncheon Chair Sana H. Sabbagh and 200 guests attended a private reception at the Neue Galerie in support of the non-profit’s upcoming annual Awards Luncheon and 5th Annual March. Honorees Deborra-Lee Furness, Loreen Arbus, and Dayle Haddon all received a standing ovation from the…

Barbara and Donald Tober Celebrate G.A. Mudge

Barbara and Donald Tober held an intimate soiree for G.A. Mudge, author and photographer of the books,  Alice in Central Park – Statues in Wonderland and Two Alice Statues in Central Park, at The Lotos Club. Mr. Mudge, joined by his wife Sis Mudge, dedicated the evening to the statues in our beloved Central Park. He spoke briefly of the Alice In Wonderland statue…