New York throws gala for Deborah BordaNews
New York’s Young Concert Artists organisation (YCA) has announced a gala concert to honour Deborah Borda, outgoing President and CEO of the New York Philharmonic.
The event will take place on Monday, May 8 at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
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“We are thrilled to honor Deborah Borda at our Gala this year. Deborah’s extraordinary legacy has created a strong future for young musicians. Through the renovation of Geffen Hall, the creation of Disney Hall, and Deborah’s innovative leadership at two of the most important US orchestras, she has changed the landscape of classical music for the better. She has invested heavily in the brilliant young musicians we serve at YCA, and we are delighted to celebrate her work.” Daniel Kellogg, YCA President
“Deborah epitomizes all that is wonderful in music and the arts, and has been a shining star in the musical firmament of New York City and the world. We could not be more excited to honor Deborah, and thank her for all she has done for many, world-class young artists included.” Paul Sekhri, YCA Chairman of the Board of Directors
“For 60 years, Young Concert Artists has enriched the musical world by creating contexts in which gifted young musicians can develop their art. YCA has helped cultivate the careers of so many of today’s leading performers, including members of the New York Philharmonic, and its impact will only grow with Paul Sekhri’ s arrival as a visionary new Chair. It is a profound honor to be recognized by such a forward-looking organization, especially since we share a commitment to amplifying the voices of emerging musicians and, through such action, empowering the future of our artform.” Deborah Borda, CEO of the New York Philharmonic, and YCA Gala Honoree