December 9, 2020

The Hyde Park Youth Symphony Board of Directors hosted a virtual Gala evening to support

youth, music and the arts. 

View the Gala and highlights from  HPYS students' masterclass with Rachel Barton Pine below!

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Gala Sponsors


Signature Sponsors ($2,500+)

The Sage Foundation

Michele Seidl and Neil Shubin

Martha Van Haitsma and Gustavo Bamberger

Champions ($1,000+)

Conlon Public Strategies

Jeff Harvey and Julie Shelton

Cindy Jurisson and Marty Buchheim

Peter and Erin Lane

Lilliana Lark

Melody Swartz and Jeffrey Hubbell

Mark and Linda Diamond Shapiro

Braxton D. Shelley

Kathryn and Joseph Smous

Host Committee ($500+)

Armstrong Fine Art

Hsiao-Wen Chen and Randall Landsberg

Aaron Dinner and Theodora Shih

Joumana Fawaz-Baroody
Meggan Friedman and Sam Valenzisi

Caryl Gout and Philippe Guyot-Sionnest

Green Mountain Financial

Kathy and Roger Huff
Kimberly Nichols and Daniel Calleri

Peter Hull

Teshera Hull

Network for Good

Nancy Levner
Heather and David Schuster

Matthew Sheppard and Maria Arrua

Paula Worthington and Bruce Meyer

Arts Circle

Chloe Blackshear

Marlies Carruth

Ann Courter

Emlyn Eisenach 

Patrick Fitzgibbon

Dan Galat

Lisa and Dan Golden 

Julianne Grasso

Andrew and Lena Jessen

Hannah Judd

Margaret Huyck

Phyllis Kopriva

Emily Krasinski

Tony Krempa

Mary Krupka

Carola Kupfer

Chaz Lee

Zach Loeffler
Alexis Maharam

Sorin Matei

Janetta Mihalacki

Jean Morrison

Charlene Olson

Louis Philipson

Christianne Ronneberg

Laila Rashid

Andrew Rasmussen

Olga Sanchez Kisielewska

Gus Spelman

Jason Tompkins
Laurel Uehara

Aaron and Alicia Wilson-Ahlstrom

Lindsay Wright

Silent Auction Donors

Chicago Custom Cakes

Court Theater

Diamonds of South Africa

The Duck Inn
Erielle Bakkum Photography
First Aid Comics
Fuga Centro Salon and Spa
Hotel at Midtown
Hyde Park Art Center
Precision Piano Services
Quadrangle Club
The Space
Trader Joe's

Precision Human Performance


Julia Book

Caryl Gout
Jeff Harvey
Jill Ingrassia-Zingales
Cindy Jurisson
Jasmine Kalia
Hope Lee
Susan Levitin
Sidney Mau

Annie Padrid
Thomas Propson
Michele Seidl
Linda Diamond Shapiro
Lindsay Wright

Via Mia Design

Celebrated as a leading interpreter of great classic and contemporary works, violinist Rachel Barton Pine's performances combine her innate gift for emotional communication and her scholarly fascination with historical research.

HPYS Board of Directors

Linda Diamond Shapiro, Gala co-chair
Michele Seidl, Gala co-chair
Shanett Coleman-Sarr
Caryl Goût
Jeff Harvey
Timika Hoffman-Zoller
Kathy Huff
Teshera Hull
Cynthia Jurrison

Peter Lane
Francine Lynch
Lorraine Oakes
Heather Schuster
Liliana Sekula-Lark
Theodora Shih
Kathryn Smous
Alicia Wilson-Ahlstrom


Artistic Director

Matthew Sheppard

Executive Director,
String Orchestra/Preparatory Strings Conductor

Lindsay Wright