Chesapeake Chamber Music’s 2013 Gala, “Music of the Night: An Evening with Andrew Lloyd Webber,” will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013. The Chesapeake Chamber Music (CCM) Gala begins at 6 p.m. with a concert at the Avalon Theatre, followed by a cocktail party, dinner and live and silent auctions at the historic Tidewater Inn in Easton, MD. Howard Breitbart, a pianist with the Capital Steps, will be producing and performing a musical evening filled with favorite tunes from Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals such as “Cats,” “Phantom of the Opera,” and “Starlight Express,” among others.
Breitbart will be accompanied by two vocalists, soprano Madeline Botteri and Washington’s renowned tenor Casey Evans. Madeline Botteri has performed at the Signature Theatre, Keegan Theatre, and Kensington Arts Theatre. Casey Evans has worked as an actor and singer for over a decade, performing at The Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, Round House Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Studio Theatre 2nd Stage, Rep Stage, and Imagination Stage, among others. His work on DC’s stages has garnered him two Helen Hayes Award nominations.
Following the concert at the Avalon, the Gala will move to the Tidewater Inn, beginning with a cocktail party featuring a variety of hors d’oeuvres, a dinner highlighting selections from the Bay, and a live and silent auction. In addition to individual Silent Auction items and sign ups, an Art Gallery, and “Fund a Need” opportunities for CCM Outreach, there will be five Live Auction offerings. These include the signature painting chosen for the 2013 Gala and Festival, “Global Village (#24),” painted by local artist, Barbara Parker. The “Harbor Cities Duet” trip includes a four-night, two-city tour of Seattle, WA and Victoria, BC, with lodging in the 5 diamond Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle and the historic Fairmont Empress Hotel on the harbor in Victoria (air travel and ferry included). The “Fighter Pilot for a Day” provides a Top Gun experience for one. A four-day, five-night getaway for two to Whistler, British Columbia, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, includes stays at the fabulous Fairmont Chateau Whistler (air travel and transfers included). Finally, the four-night stay for up to two couples in an historic vacation cottage in the heart of this historic whaling village on Gardiners Bay offers the opportunity to explore Sag Harbor, Long Island, NY.
The Gala is underwritten by Wye Financial and Trust and is chaired by Courtney Kane. Proceeds from the Gala benefit the free and subsidized tickets provided during the annual two-week CCM Festival each June, free community concerts, Youthreach, the free violin programs, First Strings and Presto! for grade school students. Tickets for the concert and gala are $175. Concert-Only tickets may be purchased for $25. For further information or to purchase tickets visit the website ChesapeakeChamberMusic.org, or call the CCM office at 410-819-0380.
In photo: This year’s Chesapeake Chamber Music Gala featuring the theme, “Music of the Night: An Evening with Andrew Lloyd Webber,” will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2012 at 6 p.m. beginning with a concert at the Avalon Theatre and continuing at the Historic Tidewater Inn. Howard Breitbart, a pianist with the Capital Steps, will be producing and performing a musical evening filled with favorite tunes from Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals such as “Cats,” “Phantom of the Opera,” and “Starlight Express,” among others.