SDG 2016 Gala Exceeds Expectations

2016 SDG Fall Gala, David Taylor, violinist

This year's SDG Fall Gala was a hit! On Sunday, November 6th, the Chicago weather was glorious, allowing us to venture out on The Cliff Dwellers' terrace high above Michigan Avenue. The view was amazing, the guests enthusiatic, the food creative ... and the music, sublime.

Guest artist David Taylor, Assistant Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, was masterfully accompanied by pianist Brian Lee, and together they offered Gala guests the heart-warming sounds of Cesar Franck's violin sonata.

The SDG Fall Gala continued its tradition of raising donations to benefit The Anita Nelson Fund, which sustains SDG Music Foundation as a visionary force creating classical sacred music for future generations.

We hope you will catch the flavor of the evening in these photos taken by SDG contributor Dr. Jeffrey Nelson, who loves to share his camera skills at SDG events.

 

  view from Cliff Dwellers   2016 SDG Fall Gala guests
Gala invitation   View from The Cliff Dwellers window   Gala guests enjoying the program

 

2016 SDG Fall Gala table setting   2016 SDG Fall Gala table ornament   2016 SDG Fall Gala table instrument
Gala table ready for the feast   Instruments at every table   French horns reign

 

Nyela Basney and Richard Gieser   Bob and Adela Seal with Linda LoSchiavo   Ariane and Drostan Hall with David Taylor
Nyela Basney and Richard Gieser   Bob and Adela Seal, Linda LoSchiavo   Ariane and Drostan Hall, David Taylor

 

Helen and Rick Westerfield   Tom Johnston and Joseph LoSchiavo   Harriet and Martin Marty with Richard Gieser
Helen and Rick Westerfield   Tom Johnston and Joseph LoSchiavo   Harriet and Martin Marty, Richard Gieser

 

Marian and Tony Payne   Linda and Joseph LoSchiavo   Kathie and LIsa Beggs
Marian and Tony Payne   Linda and Joseph LoSchiavo
  Kathie and Lisa Beggs

 

Charlie and Terry Voirin     Johann Buis and Kaye Filkin
 Charlie and Terry Voirin
   Juan Chediak and Josie Childs   Johann Buis and Kaye Filkin

 

          

SAVE THE DATE

NEXT YEAR'S FALL GALA IS

OCTOBER 28, 2017   

 

The Fourth Annual SDG Fall Gala will feature

the world premiere of a new SDG commission

by 2016 Pulitzer Prize-finalist Carter Pann

TRIO FOR FLUTE, CELLO, AND PIANO

performed by flutist Jennie Oh Brown