April 22, 2003
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH AND MRS. LAURA BUSH TO SERVE AS HONORARY CHAIRMEN OF AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE'S SPRING GALA, MONDAY, MAY 5, 2003 at 6:30 P.M. CAROLINE KENNEDY AND BLAINE TRUMP TO CO-CHAIR; MRS. THOMAS L. KEMPNER TO SERVE AS INTERNATIONAL COMM
Pas de Deux from ABT's 2003 Spring Season and a Performance of Within You Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison to Highlight Gala Program
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush will serve as Honorary Chairmen of American Ballet Theatre’s 2003 Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 5 at 6:30 P.M. at the Metropolitan Opera House. The Spring Gala, which opens ABT’s 2003 spring season, will feature a selection of pas de deux from the season’s full-length ballets and a complete performance of Within You Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison.
Co-Chairmen for American Ballet Theatre’s Spring Gala are Caroline Kennedy and Blaine Trump. Corporate Co-Chairmen are Steven T. Florio and Gedalio Grinberg. Mrs. Thomas L. Kempner will serve as the Company’s first International Committee Chairman and Sloan Lindemann Barnett, Tory Burch, Susan Fales-Hill and Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler are Friends Co-Chairman.
American Ballet Theatre’s 2003 Spring Gala is generously underwritten by Cond√© Nast Publications, Principal Corporate Sponsor, and Movado Watch Company.
A Gala dinner under the Tent at Lincoln Center will immediately follow the performance. Gala benefit tickets are available for $1,500 and $1,000 and include the performance and post-performance dinner. For Gala Benefit ticket information only, call the American Ballet Theatre Special Events office at 212-477-3030, ext. 3239.
Performance only tickets from $30 to $100 are available by calling the Metropolitan Opera Box Office at 212-362-6000. The Metropolitan Opera House is located at Lincoln Center at Broadway and 65th Street.
American Ballet Theatre’s 2003 Metropolitan Opera House season is sponsored by UBS, ABT’s National Presenting Sponsor, and Movado Watch Company, a leading benefactor. ABT’s Spring season is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts.