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Fort Lauderdale, FL - The Ft. Lauderdale Philharmonic Society, affiliate of the Florida Philharmonic, will host a fundraising gala concert and dinner at the Westin Diplomat Hotel Resort & Spa on February 8, 2003.

Coordinating chairmen Julie Madsen and Melanie Camp and patrons of the Florida Philharmonic have gathered Bernstein memorabilia and auction items for the fundraising gala concert.

A presence on Broadway, in Hollywood, at Carnegie Hall and the New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein was a major force in twentieth century music. His exuberant and dramatic style caught the heart of America, bringing classical music to thousands of people from diverse backgrounds. More than any American conductor before him, Bernstein expanded the audience of classical music while maintaining a deep artistic integrity.

Leading the list of gifts at the live auction will be fashion designer Pauline Trigere’s 1931 Pleyel grand piano donated by Elizabeth Bonan from Pierre Anthony Antiques and Interiors on Antique Row in West Palm Beach. The Pleyel piano is prized for its fine action. Frederic Chopin performed on a Pleyel and preferred it over many contemporary instruments. The piano was recently featured at an exhibition and sale of items from Trigere’s estate. The Royal Scotsman generously donated the ultimate luxury train experience for two, Scotland Golf Tour.

This rail package is an exclusive adventure with a maximum of 36 guests aboard at any one time. A weekend in New York as the guest of the New York Philharmonic and a beautiful wood sculpture of a violin by Philippe Guillerm has been donated. Silent auction items range from a signed tennis racket belonging to Anna Kournikova to a Day at the Races, as well as Bernstein memorabilia and signed photographs.

Maestro Joseph Silverstein will conduct the Florida Philharmonic in an evening of Bernstein favorites. Tickets to the gala evening are $100 for those under 35 years and begin at $150 to $1,000 for those over 35.

Leonard Bernstein trusted the overwhelming power of music and art that touches the human spirit. His enthusiasm and curiosity propelled him into collaborations that remain today---awe-inspiring. Major gifts from the Leo Goodwin Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Lewis are paving the way to a successful tribute to Lenny. The event committee is comprised of the full board of directors of the Philharmonic Society with the direction and support of the Florida Philharmonic Trustees.


The Florida Philharmonic at Weston Concert Series

Cypress Bay High School Auditorium

Beethoven's 5th
January 4, 2003, 8:00pm

Tchaikovsky Spectuacular
March 1, 2003, 8:00pm

Invitation to the Dance
May 17, 2003, 8:00pm

3-concert subscription: $75, $99, $126
Single Tickets: $29, $39, $50.

Neighborhood Concerts

Musical Journeys: Around the World and Beyond. Neighborhood Concerts feature the Florida Philharmonic at special venues throughout South Florida.

Neighborhood Concerts are free to the public.

Jan 20, Society of the Four Arts, 8pm
Feb 22, City of Coconut Creek, 8pm
Mar 15, City of Miami Beach, 8pm
Mar 21, Mizner Park Amphitheater, 7pm
Apr 26, Weston Town Center. 8pm
May 2, Mizner Park Amphitheater, 7pm

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