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TO BE HONORED AT
NOA FALL GALA
Chief Executive Officer of Navitaire, Inc.
(a leading provider of software and services that enhance airline operating
will be honored at the National Orchestral Association’s Gala Black-Tie
Dinner in New York on October 3, 2002.
Also receiving a special award for lifetime musical achievement will be
legendary pianist Walter Hautzig.
NOA Chairman Frances Kennedy stated, “We are delighted to be honoring
these two men of extraordinary achievement.
Tom McClain is one of the finest chief executives in America, and
Walter Hautzig enjoys the admiration of musicians from around the world.”
Tom McClain has been a loyal supporter of the NOA, and sponsored an
extremely successful NOA luncheon for business leaders last year in New
York. “His accomplishments in
the airline industry, and his commitment
to the arts make him a fitting honoree for the NOA’s 2002 Gala.
are delighted to be able to recognize Tom’s many achievements, and to host
an evening that will pay tribute to this extraordinary executive.”
Legendary pianist Walter Hautzig will receive a special lifetime achievement
award at the
recognize his outstanding contributions
to the world of
music. Mr. Hautzig, who performed as
soloist twice with the NOA orchestra (the first time under founding
conductor Maestro Leon Barzin), has been hailed by critics worldwide.
Mr. Hautzig has appeared in countless recitals in more than 50
with leading orchestras in
major cities throughout the world. His dazzling performance at the 2001 Fall Gala Dinner coincided with the celebration of his 80th birthday. The NOA salutes this consummate artist and looks forward to honoring him.
The NOA will
donate materials from its recorded and written legacy featuring the career
of founding conductor Maestro Leon Barzin.
The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Library will maintain the
collection for future generations of classical musicians and scholars.
AMERICAN EXPRESS IS SPONSOR
Orchestral Association wishes to express its gratitude to the American
Express Company for underwriting the auction at the NOA’s 2001 Fall Gala.
NOA Chairman Frances Kennedy spoke about the commitment demonstrated
by such American Express executives as Steven Allnatt and Frank Vaccaro.
She noted that the company’s work on behalf of numerous cultural
organizations has underscored its position as one of America’s leading
financial services companies.
Steve Allnatt and Frank Vaccaro
Steve Allnatt and Frank Vaccaro
PRODUCED BY THE
At a recent
gathering of NOA patrons, Chairman Frances Kennedy announced plans for the
Association to produce a documentary film entitled Maestro Leon Barzin
and the National Orchestral Association.
Ms. Kennedy cited the support of the International Humanities
Foundation in helping to make this important project possible.
Ms. Kennedy noted that NOA President Matthew Trachtenberg will
volunteer his services as producer of the film, currently being co-written
by NOA consultant Eric Kuttner.
Mr. Trachtenberg stated that the film will honor the great work of Maestro
Leon Barzin, and will
interviews with classical musicians and composers whose careers have been
influenced by him. The
screenplay is currently being developed, and is tentatively scheduled to
begin shooting late in 2002 or early 2003.
DELTA AIR LINES
SUPPORTS TOUR BY ELEMENTS QUARTET
recent appearances at the Tibor Varga
Festival in Budapest, the dynamic Elements Quartet will begin a full
season of concerts around the world.
This spring the National Orchestral Association will be sponsoring
the Elements Quartet’s annual tour to Utah that will include master classes
at Utah Valley State College, performances for patrons of the Park City
Performing Arts Center, and a concert at Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort.
Delta Air Lines has graciously agreed to support the Utah tour, and
will be providing transportation for the Quartet.
information about this exciting quartet, please visit
web site provides biographies of each member of the Quartet, as well as
information about repertoire and upcoming concerts.
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NOA web site at www.nationalorchestral.org
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HUMANITIES SUPPORTS NOA PROJECTS
At a recent NOA Board meeting, Frances Kennedy noted the generous support that the National Orchestral Association is receiving from International Humanities. Ms. Kennedy stated that “International Humanities is providing invaluable assistance to the NOA in support of a variety of programs and special initiatives, including the upcoming film about Leon Barzin.”
Close, Maestro Patricia Handy
Ms. Kennedy expressed her gratitude to David P. Close, a partner of the prestigious Washington D.C. law firm of Dahlgren and Close, for his enthusiastic support and wise counsel.