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Martina Arroya Foundation Gala Honors Chita Rivera

Monday Nov 13, 2017
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Chita Rivera  (Source:Laura Marie Duncan)

The Martina Arroyo Foundation's 13th Annual Gala, a celebration of Prelude to Performance, Role Class and Outreach Programs, will be held on Monday, November 13.

The gala will honor Chita Rivera, Tony Award Winning Actress; Tommy Tune, Tony Award Winning ActorJames Morris, Metropolitan Opera Bass-Baritone; and Ailyn Pérez, Metropolitan Opera Soprano.

Dinner will be held at 7:30 p.m. with award presentations and a live auction, followed by dessert and a special performance by Prelude to Performance Young Artists and Special Guests. The event is black tie optional.

The mission of the Martina Arroyo Foundation is to counsel young singers in the interpretation of complete roles for public performances. The Foundation guides each singer in the preparation of an entire operatic role through a formal educational process that includes the background of the drama, the historical perspective, the psychological motivation of each character, and language proficiency.

Gala Chairs: Andrew Martin-Weber and Garry Spector

Benefit Committee: Martina Arroyo, Beatrice M. Disman, The Gerda Lissner Foundation, Nimet Habachy, Suzan Habachy, Kenneth Koen, Donna Sydney Lewis, Robert Lombardo, Andrew Martin-Weber, Richard J. Miller, Jr., Liliane & Hervé Offredo, Ernst Rieser, Murray Rosenthal, Leonard Rubin, Christie Salomon, Susan & Garry Spector, Cecilia & Tian Lih Teng, Elizabeth Tunick, James D. Wolfensohn

Gala Committee: Martina Arroyo, Elizabeth Frayer, Ellen Godfrey, Claudie Harari, Judith M. Hoffman, Erica Linden-Fineberg, Andrew Martin-Weber, Shawn Milnes, Ernst Reiser, Murray Rosenthal, Edward Sadovnik, Garry Spector, Deborah Surdi, Cecilia Teng

The Martina Arroyo Foundation's 13th Annual Gala will be held on Monday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Salon of the JW Marriott Essex House, 160 Central Park South, NYC.

For tickets or information, call 212-315-9190 or visit www.martinaarroyofdn.org

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