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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's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers.




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