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…

Bronx Students Create Carmen Herrera Mural In Public School

Publicolor founder Ruth Lande Shuman welcomed guests at her home in celebration of Cuban-born artist Carmen Herrera. A mural by the 102-year old artist was recently painted by Publicolor students at New York’s public school MS 244 (New School for Leadership and Arts) in the Bronx. The art project was part of Publicolor’s mission to engage high-risk, low-income students, ages 12-24, in a…

PHOTOS: Casita Maria 2016 Fiesta at The Plaza Hotel

The Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education’s “Fiesta 2016” presented their Gold Medal of Honor to Marcelo Claure (President and CEO of Sprint Corporation), Joanna Fisher (noted arts philanthropist), and Hutton Wilkinson (interior designer) on Tuesday, October 18 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. As is Fiesta’s tradition the gala co-chairs were Jacqueline…

Celebratory Soiree For Upcoming Casita Maria Fiesta

Barrett Freilinghuysen, Jacqueline Weld Drake, Joanna Fisher, Mary McFadden Jacqueline Weld Drake hosted a celebration for Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education’s upcoming gala, Fiesta! 2016, at her Upper East Side residence last night. Guests toasted Fiesta’s! 2016 Gold medal honoree Joanna Fisher. Guests included Yanna Avis, Steven Aronson, Tony Bechara, ABT’s Ashley Bouder, Clodagh and Daniel Aubry,…

Museum of Arts and Design LOOT 2016 Jewelry Benefit

The Museum of Arts and Design LOOT 2016 Opening Benefit Shopping Cocktails and Benefit Dinner Joan Hornig & Kay Unger Honored Angela Cummings was Honorary Chair Monday, April 11, 2016 New York City The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) hosted 300 guests at the LOOT 2016 Opening Benefit on Monday, April 11, 2016. The…