THE MIDNIGHT SUN BALL
Saturday, October 31, 2015
The Algonquin Club of Boston
Guest of Honor:
Ball Committee: Kristina Gjerde, Catherine Mannick,
Sheila Puffer, Peter Rand, Kent dur Russell
Adam de Sola Pool, Vladimir & Vera Torchilin
An unforgettable evening of performances, dancing, and a gala dinner honoring David Hoose, conductor, professor, and Music Director of the Cantata Singers.
Enjoy a feast for all the senses and help support the BRAI's mission of co-operation and exchange in the arts between the US and post-Soviet countries! The inspiration for this year's ball is the Ballets Russes ballet, The Midnight Sun (Le Soleil de Nuit), which premiered a century ago in Geneva.
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Dress code: Creative Black Tie or Costume
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6:00 pm Cocktail reception
6:45 pm Performance by Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet
7:00 pm Gala dinner
8:45 pm Performance by Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet
8:00 - 11:00 Dancing to the Dave Burdett Orchestra, dessert, cash bar.
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Rimsky-Korsakov Circle (Dancing Tickets) : $100* ($30 tax deductible)
Admission from 8 pm. Includes dancing, performance, dessert. Cash bar.
Diaghilev Circle (Dining Tickets): $300* ($175 tax deductible)
Admission from 6 pm. Includes reception, dinner and all benefits of the Rimsky-Koorsakov Circle. Purchasers of two or more tickets will be recognized in the evening's program.
* $25 discount for purchases made before October 15.
Larionov Circle (4-pack Dining/ Half Table): $1000 ($600)
Recognition in the program, half table for your group at dinner. All benefits of Diaghilev Circle for your group.
Sun-God Circle (Table of 8 or 10): $2000/$2500 ($1200/$1500)
Recognition in the program, premium table for dinner, front-row seating for performances. All benefits of Diaghilev Circle for your group. Plus two additional Dancing Tickets.
To pay by check, please download the reply card in the invitationHERE and send it to the address provided, together with your payment.
To pay online (fees apply),
Dinner seating for individual tickets is at tables of eight.
The Algonquin Club is at 217 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 02116
Limited valet parking $24 or park at the 149 Newbury Garage
Please make sure to indicate your guest(s) name(s), number of vegetarian entrees in your group, and any seating preferences you may have within your party or with other attendees.
Guest of Honor David Hoose
Conductor, Music Director of Cantata Singers, Professor of Music at Boston University
The board of the Ballets Russes Arts Initiative has chosen to recognize David Hoose for his contributions to presenting the work of composers from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to Boston audiences, as well as his lifetime of conducting and teaching.
More information about performers and program coming soon!
Prepare to be beguiled!
The Midnight Sun (Le Soleil de Nuit), was a ballet that was premiered by the Ballets Russes in Geneva in 1915, and set to Rimsky-Korsakov's opera Snegourotchka.