New Rochelle Opera Honors Palumbo And Buchalter At Annual Spring Gala
New Rochelle Opera will honor Metropolitan Opera Chorus Master Donald Palumbo and Metropolitan Opera Assistant Conductor Gregory Buchalter at its Annual Spring Gala on Thursday, May 2, 2019. The event will take place at VIP Country Club, 600 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle, NY at 6:30 pm. The fundraiser ushers in the Company's 34th season of bringing high-quality, affordable opera to Westchester County.
The Company is also presenting a new award this year, named the NRO Standing Ovation Award. The award is presented in grateful appreciation to the recipient for their support to New Rochelle Opera or the arts in Westchester County through extraordinary service and dedication. The inaugural recipients are former NRO Board President Victor Stanionis and his wife Lydia Stanionis, whose support helped shepherd the Company during its infancy.
Tickets for the event are $150 each ($65 tax deductible), the cost of which includes a cocktail hour, concert, live band, silent auction and raffle. Tickets can be purchased online at www.nropera.org or by sending a check to New Rochelle Opera, P.O. Box 55, New Rochelle, NY 10804. All tickets will be held at the door. For more information, please call (914) 576-1617 or (914) 576-0365.
New Rochelle Opera Company was formed for the purpose of presenting imaginative and appealing operatic productions to the Westchester community. It serves to create a deeper understanding and appreciation of live opera, and make it accessible and affordable to a diverse audience. The company presents the art form in various capacities--fully staged performances, concert, school programs, workshops and demonstrations--engaging aspiring young artists as well as experienced professionals. www.nropera.org