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A Little Night Music

| September 28, 2015 | Parties National

THE PARTY Hundreds of area philanthropists gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago for an elegant evening celebrating the Music Institute of Chicago’s 85th anniversary. The party, which raised $1.05 million, benefits the more than 2,500 students who study each year at any of the Music Institute’s six main campuses. THE PEOPLE As the bountiful bash carried on, guests mingled, sipped spirits and indulged in a lavish dinner. Among the crowd were two of music’s most distinguished luminaries, Maestro Riccardo Muti and cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who served as the gala’s honorary chairs. THE PINNACLE The esteemed Dushkin Award, named after the Music Institute’s founders, Dorothy and David Dushkin, was awarded to Deborah F. Rutter, president of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Institute also applauded Mary B. Galvin, co-founder of the Stradivari Society, by presenting her with its sixth annual Cultural Visionary Award for Chicago. Brava! –Photos by Bob Carl and Jennifer Girard


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