LES ANNEES FOLLES ... When Paris Sizzled

A culinary and musical gala benefiting Copland House
Gala Co-Chairs: Lisa Schultz and Ezriel Kornel

Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 5.30pm
Le Bernardin Privé, 153 West 51st Street, New York City

“We all went to Paris. It was where we had to be,” said Gertrude Stein. Picasso was there. So were Stravinsky and Diaghilev. And Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Joyce, Gide, Mondrian, Braque, Ravel, Eliot, and countless other artistic luminaries and rising stars ... including the young Aaron Copland. “The sheer glamour of the period exerts a magic spell,” he wrote. “The air was charged ... anything was possible ... tradition was nothing, innovation was everything.” The arts sizzled in 1920s Paris, which seemed like the center of the universe during Les Années Folles – “the crazy years.” Our magical, one-night-only culinary and musical gala recreates the intoxicating aura of that exhilarating era. Within the vivacious and welcoming embrace of Le Bernardin Privé, renowned Michelin three-star chef Eric Ripert will specially devise a four-course gastronomic journey that will be paired with a musical menu of scintillating works by Stravinsky, Ravel Copland, Fauré, Gershwin, and de Falla, “served” in live, delectable performances by our internationally-acclaimed Music from Copland House ensemble. Please join us at Le Bernardin Privé for a truly memorable evening of epicurean and sonic enchantments.

(l. to r.) Michael Boriskin, Jamie Bernstein, Amy Burton, and John Musto performing at Late Night with Leonard Bernstein, Copland House's 2017 gala at Lincoln Center's Kaplan Penthouse.

Late Night with Leonard Bernstein, the 2017 gala.
Photos: Tracy Ketcher


Tables of 8 and 10 are available

Seating for 1: Seating for 1 - $600
($450 deductible)

Individual Patron, Seating for 1 - $750
($600 deductible)

Patron Couple, Seating for 2 - $1,500
($1,200 deductible)

Silver Patron, Seating for 4 - $3,000
($2,400 deductible)

Gold Patron, Seating for 8 - $6,000
($4,800 deductible)

Platinum Patron, Seating for 10 - $7,500
($6,000 deductible)

Online ticketing is closed. Please contact our offce at 914-788-4659 for more information.

NON-ATTENDING GIFT: Gala support with an additional contribution (fully tax-deductible)


Photos from Previous Galas


Dreaming on Lenox, Red Rooster, 2011: Chef Marcus Samuelsson plating.

photo by Tracy Ketcher
The Awakened Palate 2014

The Awakened Palate, Del Posto, 2014: (L to R) Copland House Treasurer Ezriel Kornel, Paul Shaffer, chef Lidia Bastianich, Copland House Artistic and Executive Director Michael Boriskin, and commissioned composer Daniel Brewbaker.

photo by Tracy Ketcher

New York at Night, The Four Seasons, 2009.

photo by Trish Lewis

Paris After Dark, Le Bernardin, 2008: Gala underwriter Robert Morris, actress Mary Stuart Masterson.

photo by Trish Lewis

Troubadours' Feast, Restaurant Daniel, 2006: Chef Daniel Boulud, composer Richard Danielpour, Copland House Artistic and Executive Director Michael Boriskin.

photo by Trish Lewis

Paris After Dark, Le Bernardin, 2008: Chef Eric Ripert welcoming Gala guests.

photo by Trish Lewis

Give Generously

All Copland House programs depend on the annual tax-deductible contributions of individual, institutional, and corporate supporters around the country and the world. Become one of our Friends of Copland House. Donations at all levels are welcome, and we hope you will give as generously as you can.

Featured Event

Saturday, June 22 at 3:00 PM


An invitation or members-only gathering of live-music, conversation, wine, and light bites in Aaron Copland’s studio!

Copland House, Cortlandt Manor, NY
Reservations required. Please email to reserve or for more information.

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