Photo Flash: First Look at Yo-Yo Ma with ASP Gala X 10th Anniversary Event

A beautiful evening of Shakespeare's words performed by ASP's Resident Acting Company and Youth and music by the incomparable cellist Yo-Yo Ma honored 10 Luminaries, 10 years and raised a remarkable $100,000 for Actors' Shakespeare Project. A sold-out crowd fillEd Cambridge's Royal Sonesta Grand Ballroom for Bidding for Good auction, reception and sit-down dinner. with rapturous applause and standing ovations throughout the evening on Monday December 2. Emceeing the tributes were Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and Executive Producer Sara Stackhouse. Check out the photos below!

Honored for their support, creativity and leadership in their area the 10 luminaries include Yo-Yo Ma, Tina Packer, Alvin Epstein, Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Commissioner Peter Forbes & Katie Cohn of Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, John DiGiovanni, President, Trinity Property Management, Faith & Glenn Parker, The Parker Family Foundation, Klare Shaw, Executive Director of the Office of Expanded Learning, Advancement, and Partnerships, Boston Public Schools, Lori Taylor, Former ASP Project Director and Education Specialist, Silk Road Project, and Kathleen Rogers & Rick Teller.

Thank you to our Gala Sponsors: Geoff & Clare Nunes, Cynthia Good & Alan Pratt, Daniel Dennis & Co., The Harvard Coop, Porter Square Books, Cambridge Savings Bank, Citizens Bank. Cambridge Trust Company, The Boston Globe Foundation, WBUR-FM, HubCast Printing, Cambridge Printing, Trinity Property Management, Sarah & William Leaf-Herrmann, Belle Halpern, Friends of Rick Teller & Kathleen Rogers, ALPS, Mary Koch and ArtScope

Special thanks to ASP 10th Season sponsors and partners The Parker Family Fund at The Boston Foundation, The Charlestown Working Theater, City of Boston and Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Barr Foundation, The Boston Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Hancock Family, Suffolk University, The Boston Globe, WBUR-FM, Dig Publishing, and The Somerville Armory.

More On: Acting Company, Yo-Yo Ma, Ed Cambridge, Allyn Burrows, Tina Packer, Alvin Epstein, Peter Forbes.

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