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

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 5.30pm
Angel Orensanz Center, 172 Norfolk Street, New York City

Crossings is a surprising, multi-sensory sonic and epicurean experience ... an enthralling narrative in taste, tone, and texture about migration across the generations to Manhattan’s fabled Lower East Side and its environs. The wildly-innovative young chef Will Horowitz, “a fearless explorer” (The New York Times), and Music from Copland House, a “bold and adventurous ensemble” (The New Yorker), serve as guides on an imaginative gastronomic and audio tour rooted in the music, language, food, customs, and dreams of millions of emigres from every corner of the globe – hopeful exiles who, like Aaron Copland’s parents, were irresistibly drawn to America by its freedoms, opportunities, and ideals. “Every culture,” Horowitz has said, “has this beautiful way of taking its techniques to a foreign land, then building on what they’ve just discovered to make something that’s both old and novel.” And through the music of FLANNERY CUNNINGHAM, ANGEL LAM, GABRIELA LENA FRANK, DEREK BERMEL, DAVID SCHIFF, and others, echoes of bygone peoples resound again. The magical, mystical setting for this one-night-only collaboration is the historic Angel Orensanz Center – dating from 1849, the oldest surviving synagogue building in New York City, fourth-oldest in the U.S., and a Lower East Side landmark, still animated by cultures from around the world. Please join us and Chef Horowitz as we bring together the aspirational souls of the past and the vibrant spirits of today.

(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


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Individual Patron, Seating for 1 - $750
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Patron Couple, Seating for 2 - $1,500
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Silver Patron, Seating for 4 - $3,000
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Gold Patron, Seating for 8 - $6,000
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Platinum Patron, Seating for 10 - $7,500
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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

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Monday, February 3 at 7:30 PM


Mystical journeys – real, imagined, and spiritual. New York Premieres of works by Flannery Cunningham, Sebastian Currier, and Kevin Puts.

The Graduate Center, CUNY
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