NEW YORK-MARCH 26: NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
Spring Opening 2012 on Monday, March 26, 2012 at Avery Fisher Hall
, Lincoln Center, New York City, NY
On Monday, March 26, 2012 the New York Philharmonic
hosted Anywhere I Wander: The Frank Loesser Songbook
, a Spring Gala benefit. 330 guests attended the event and over $875,000
was raised for the Philharmonic.
The evening celebrated the music of Frank Loesser
, the late legendary Broadway composer of Where’s Charley?, Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella, Greenwillow, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Directed and conducted by Tony Award winner Ted Sperling, with Andrew Palermo as associate director and choreographer, the performance featured an all-star cast which included (in alphabetical order): John Bolton, Ann Hampton Callaway, Victoria Clark, Jason Danieley, Bernard Dotson, Marc Kudisch, Robert Morse, Michael Seelbach, Bryn Terfel, Mary Testa, and a special appearance by Loesser’s widow and leading lady Jo Sullivan Loesser
Guests of the Spring Gala arrived at Avery Fisher Hall beginning at 6:00 p.m. for an hour-long cocktail reception on the Grand Promenade. The concert began at 7:30 p.m., followed by a post-concert dinner also on the Grand Promenade.
The evening’s event was catered by Restaurant Associates, and the décor was provided by Van Vliet & Trap
This Gala benefit was presented by BNY Mellon. Gala Co-Chairmen were Alec Baldwin and Jo Sullivan Loesser
and Senior Executive Vice Chairmen
were Agnes and Gerald L. Hassell. Vice Chairmen
for the event were Daria L. Foster, Rob and Mary Henrikson
, and Ingeborg and Ira Rennert.
PHOTOS by Stephanie Berger, Linsley Lindekins & Chris Lee