Patrons’ Dinner Gala: Vive la France!

Patrons' Dinner / Gala on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at The Park Savoy. Theme is Vive la France!

Patrons’ Dinner / Annual Gala
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
The Park Savoy, 236 Ridgedale Ave, Florham Park, NJ

picture of Borealis Wind QuintetMaestro George Marriner Maull and the renowned Borealis Wind Quintet will explore “trois pièces brèves” by French composer Jacques Ibert. An eclectic yet prolific composer from the 20th century, Ibert composed operas, ballets, choral works, chamber music, and music for plays and films. The “three short pieces” being featured are among the most programmed pieces for wind quintet.

We are so excited to have the Borealis Wind Quintet perform at our upcoming Patrons’ Dinner Gala. Click to watch and listen to one of their recent performances featuring selections from West Side Story.

Meet the members of the quintet:
Keith Bonner: flute
Tamar Wells: oboe
Jo-Ann Sternberg: clarinet
Eric Davis: horn
Wayne Hileman: bassoon

picture of Carla and Bruce Hogg

We will also be honoring long-time supporters Bruce and Carla Hogg with the 2024 Discovery Award. Bruce and Carla attended their first Orchestra event back in 1998, and they have been introducing friends and colleagues to the mission and work of the organization ever since. Bruce joined the Discovery Orchestra Board of Trustees in 2021 and currently serves as Vice President. He and Carla have provided event sponsorships, TV production funding, and leadership for our past two Friend-Raiser cultivation events. We are very pleased to recognize their impact on the life and success of the Orchestra for so many seasons.



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