Sunday, November 21, 2010

Kelly Hall-Tompkins: 'The Gift of Music' Winter-Wonderland Gala Invitational Dec. 21 NYC

[Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Emanuel Ax and Mark O'Connor]

On December 7 and 8, 2010 The O’Connor String Quartet (Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Mark O’Connor, violins; Gillian Gallagher, viola; Patrice Jackson, cello) will perform at the 92nd Street Y, New York City.

Kelly Hall-Tompkins cordially invites you to Music Kitchen - Food For the Soul's, first annual Gala - 'The Gift of Music' on December 21st from 6:45pm -10:30pm at the spacious and grand Bogardus Mansion at 75 Murray Street in TriBeca.

This two-part regal-high end Gala will be showcasing top musicians such as World Renowned Pianist Emanuel Ax and Violinist/Composer/Fiddler Mark O’Connor. The evening will include ample displays of the finest foods, holiday themed cocktails, swag bags & a silent auction. Please see below for further info or to purchase tickets - visit

For sponsorship opportunities, press/media & celebrity or special guests inquires/RSVP, please contact Event Coordinator Veronica Lee Anne 646.467.4406

The Music Kitchen Mission is to bring top emerging and established professional musicians together in order to share the inspirational, therapeutic, and uplifting power of music with New York City’s disenfranchised homeless shelter population.

Ticket prices:
$200 (6:45pm-10:30pm)
$250 includes everything from the $200 with Premium seating
$100 (8:00pm-10:30pm)

On December 21, 2010 from 6:45pm-10:30pm Music Kitchen's First Annual Gala will be sharing the gift of music which defines their mission of hope, love and giving to New York's underserved communities. The evening's two-part concert has something to offer everyone: At 6:45pm the doors will open to welcome guests into a Winter Wonderland themed atmosphere where an ample display of the finest foods and Holiday themed cocktails will greet guests for the first portion of the evening at a seated classical concert played by world renowned artists pianist Emanuel Ax and fiddler Mark O'Connor, joined by Music Kitchen's Founder and President, violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins. As the first concert comes to an end, additional guests will arrive for the second portion, set in a cocktail atmosphere where passed hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be flowing on both floors. Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing Group will headline the second performance of the evening, filling the chic cherry wood and velvet-outlined lower level club with jazz. The evening will end with some charming desserts, party music by The David Bixler Jazz Quintet, followed by the close of a silent auction, and on their way out, guests can pick up a generously filled swag bag.

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