One of the many reasons I love my job so much is that I have the opportunity to perform in some of the most spectacular venues in the world, and many of these right here in New York City! What a thrill it was last week to perform at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue. Just being able to walk through the museum during off-hours is a pleasure in itself. But seeing the (Egyptian) Temple of Dendur transformed into a magical party space is absolutely amazing! My orchestra is set on a stage near the Temple, overlooking the reflecting pool and adjacent to the sloping glass wall (which were designed to represent the Nile and the cliffs of the original location). This was my 11th annual Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue. The beauty and majesty of the Temple is unlike any other venue in the world, and is certainly a unique choice for a private event. What an honor and a privilege to perform there!
This event was a fundraising Gala for the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, and over 800 guests attended. Starlight Orchestras delivered a rousing rendition of “God Bless America” to kick off
the evening’s program, which was hosted by Sarah Wallace (WABC Eyewitness News) and Harry Martin (Fox 5 News, My Nine News). Another great event!