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Special Events

2006 ACO Spring Gala

April 10, 2006 at Tribeca Rooftop

see the invitation here

ACO honored singer and actress Audra McDonald
and former ACO Vice President Norma Flender

View from Tribeca Rooftop

Michele Snyder and Sigrun Kaufman

Emcee and ACO Board Member Annette McEvoy

ACO Board Member Geoffroy van Raemdonck, Executive Director Michael Geller, Tom Clark and Billy Wright

John Baumgardner and Frederick Wertheim

Norma Flender accepting the Founders Award from
ACO President Francis Thorne and Board Member Jim Marcus


Gala attendees

ACO Board Member Ken Neil with wife Cookie


Tribeca rooftop

ACO Composer-in-Residence Derek Bermel, Board Chair Astrid Baumgardner, Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec and Board Member Cecille Wasserman


ACO Board Members Alvin Singleton and Annette McEvoy
with Michael Geller

Orion Weiss performing
Norma Flender, Waltzing by Virgil Thomson

Gala attendees


Derek Bermel performing his composition
Thracian Sketches








ACO Board Member Tess Mateo and husband Gary Brewster presenting the Award for the Advancement of American Music
to Audra McDonald