Park Avenue Armory Gala
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Armory 2014 Gala

Honoring Peter Sellars

7:00pm Cocktails
8:00pm Dinner
Black Tie

Park Avenue Armory’s 2014 Gala, taking place on Thursday, October 30th, will be an extraordinary night. This year’s event will honor visionary director Peter Sellars, one of today’s most innovative forces in the performing arts in America and abroad. Sellars has staged contemporary operas at the Opéra National de Paris, the Salzburg Festival, and the San Francisco Opera, among others. His immersive staging of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, called “spare, haunting” and “a model of the convergence of music and spectacle” by The New York Times, will be presented at the Armory this fall.

Of course this year will be another “only at the Armory” event thanks to event designer David Monn, who will be creating an environmental performance experience entitled Masquerade, filling the soaring Drill Hall with mystery and intrigue inspired by the historic tales of Dante and Venetian masquerades.  The evening will feature choreography by Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden the co-founders of Complexions Contemporary Ballet and a performance by the young organist “superstar” (NY Times) Cameron Carpenter, whose dramatic music will turn the Drill Hall, with its cathedral-like acoustics, into a mystical place.

Gala tickets start at $1,000. For additional information, please contact Mary Greene at (212) 616-3961 or

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Our single lot Gala auction is now live on Paddle8! Up for bidding is a photorealistic portrait of Brad Pitt from American photographer and painter Chuck Close. Click here to view this incredible watercolor. All proceeds benefit Park Avenue Armory.

Peter Sellars

Karen & Bill Ackman
Nanna & Dan Stern

Ken Kuchin & Tyler Morgan
Heidi & Tom McWilliams
Susan & Elihu Rose
Liz & Emanuel Stern

Vice Chairs
Marina Abramović
Wendy Belzberg & Strauss Zelnick
Carolyn Brody
Elizabeth & Colin Callender
Jennifer & Peter Charrington
Hélène & Stuyvesant Comfort
Lisa & Sandy Ehrenkranz
Sandi & Andrew Farkas
Michael Field & Jeff Arnstein
Olivia & Adam Flatto
Caryn Schacht & David Fox
Marjorie & Gurnee Hart
Almudena & Pablo Legorreta
David & Cindy Moross
Gwendolyn Adams Norton
    & Peter Norton
Rebecca Robertson & Byron Knief
Donna & Marvin Schwartz
Deborah C. van Eck

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