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Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall

"The Thomashefskys" were on stage again last night as Michael Tilson Thomas & the New York Philharmonic presented his acclaimed multi-media concert of the Music and Memories of Boris and Bessie Thomashefsky This years gala honored David and Sylvia Steiner as well as Tilson Thomas.

Folksbiene is the sole surviving professional Yiddish Theatre in America and it preserves and adds to the legacy of Yiddish theatre, which flourished on Second Avenue and was domnated by Tilson Thomas's legendary grandparents ‘The Thomashefskys."

The concert featured performers Judy Blazer, Shuler Hensley, Eugene Brancoveanu, and Ronit Widmann-Levy and was directed by Patricia Birch. Maestro Tilson Thomas was the host, narrator and conducted the NY Philharmonic in this remarkable event.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall
Avery Fisher Hall

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall
David Steiner & Fyvish Finkel

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall
Slyvia & David Steiner, Fyvish Finkel

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall
Fyvish Finkel & Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall
Corey Breier & Beck Lee

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall
David Steiner & Frank Gehry

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall
Board Chairman Jeffrey Wiesenfeld

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall
Joseph Benincasa Pres. & CEO The Actors Fund he Actors Fund

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall
The Award

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall
Internationally acclaimed architect Frank Gehry

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall
Frank Gehry & Maestro Thomas

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall
Jamie deRoy & Joseph Benincasa

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall
Michael Tilson Thomas

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall
Michael Tilson Thomas

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall
The Steiners & Tilson Thomas

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall
The Awards

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall
AVERY FISHER HALL

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall
AVERY FISHER HALL

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall
David Steiner

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall
David Steiner, Stephen Sorokoff, Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall
The Concert

Photo Coverage: Folksbiene Honors Michael Tilson Thomas at Avery Fisher Hall

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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen is also the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor of the Times Square Chronicles. He studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. email: stephen@t2conline.com


 
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