Symphony Space to Welcome Marcus Samuelsson, Philip Glass & More for Artful Dining Series
Symphony Space has announced the fourth annual Artful Dining series. These unique fundraising events welcome guests into private homes for intimate performances and interviews over dinner, cocktails, or brunch. Artful Dining is designed to further the dialogue between the world-class artists and patrons who call Symphony Space an artistic home. This year's events feature a diverse array of artists including: Leon Botstein, Nicholas Canellakis, Lenore Fishman Davis, Emilie-Anne Gendron, Philip Glass, Daniel Gortler, Laura Kaminsky, Tania León, Idith Meshulam, Denis O'Hare, and Marcus Samuelsson.
Artful Dining Fall 2013 Schedule:
On Saturday, October 26th, we present Cocktails and chamber music on Central Park West at the home of Lenore and Robert Davis. Enjoy an afternoon of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and chamber music performed by Emilie-Anne Gendron (violin), Nicholas Canellakis (cello), and Lenore Fishman Davis (piano) while taking in captivating views of Central Park. The trio will be performing Mozart's Piano Trio in B-flat major and Brahms' Piano Trio in C major. (Upper West Side)
On Sunday, November 3rd, join us for brunch with Tony-winning stage performer Denis O'Hare to discuss the "new golden age of television" at the home of Susan Beckerman. A veteran of such lauded shows as American Horror Story, True Blood, and The Good Wife, and also a Tony-winning stage performer, O'Hare will talk with writer and comedian Julie Klausner (How Was Your Week, Vulture.com) about telling great stories across different mediums. (Upper West Side)
This series continues on Monday, November 4th with Philip Glass in discussion with Tania León. Grammy-nominated composer and conductor Tania León talks with the world-famous composer of Einstein on the Beach and Satyagraba about his life, art, and influences. Glass has composed more than twenty operas, eight symphonies, numerous concertos, and film soundtracks. León is recognized for her accomplishments as an educator and advisor to arts organizations, as well as her award-winning opera, Scourge of Hyacinths. Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres with the composers following the discussion, at the home of Ina Bort and Catherine Sharkey. (Upper West Side)
On Monday, November 11th, Renaissance man Leon Botstein - conductor, scholar, musicologist, and President of Bard College - joins Symphony Space Artistic Director Laura Kaminsky in conversation at Two Rivers, her home and studio. Now in his 21st season as Music Director of the American Symphony Orchestra, Botstein is hailed as a visionary and is credited for the imaginative programming and the high quality performance by the symphony. In addition to her role at Symphony Space, Kaminsky is a professor at Purchase College Conservatory of Music and a Koussevitzky Prize-winning composer. (Riverdale)
Join us in the home of Zori Zabar and Mark Mariscal on Sunday, November 17th for brunch with renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson, where he will be discussing his memoir, Yes, Chef with co-author Veronica Chambers. Hailed by The New York Times as "one of the great culinary stories of our time", his memoir shares the story of his journey from his grandmother's kitchen to Red Rooster. Samuelsson was awarded the "Best Chef, New York City" in 2003, appeared in numerous television shows, served as guest chef for the first state dinner of the Barack Obama presidency, and is also an ambassador for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. (Upper West Side)