Hyatt Regency Westlake
December 7, 2018

6:00 pmCocktails & Silent Auction
7:00 pm | Dinner, Live Auction, & Entertainment
Join us for this festive celebration filled with music and unique live & silent auction items, as we reflect on our past, honor our present, and unveil our future.
 
Featured artists include concertmasters Elizabeth Pitcairn and Alyssa Park. Elizabeth performs with one of the world’s most legendary instruments, the Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius of 1720. Alyssa has earned a reputation as one of the most accomplished chamber musicians in Los Angeles. Other entertainment includes our own brass and string ensembles.

About Our Honoree

Over the last 29 years, the League has been celebrating the winter holidays by presenting the Poinsettia Ball on the first Friday in December.  Beginning this year, we are changing the format to a festive annual gala that will celebrate the accomplishments of the distinguished individuals in our community while raising funds to support New West Symphony and its education programs.
The inaugural gala will honor Dr. Paul Finkel for his staunch support of the New West Symphony and his contributions to the medical field.  Dr. Finkel joined the board of directors in 2008, and since 2014, he has served as Chairman of the Board, where he is completing his term in August 2018. His visionary leadership will continue to have a lasting impact in the community.
As an internist and nephrology subspecialist, Dr. Finkel served with the U.S. Air Force in the Vietnam War caring for troops with traumatic acute renal failure. He was a member of the faculty of UCLA Medical School for 15 years, and practiced medicine at Los Robles Medical Center and in private practice, retiring in 2014.
In addition to his passion for symphonic music, Dr. Finkel is known for his love of photography. For many years, he used traditional techniques to capture glimpses of the human psyche in candid moments or the wonders of nature. In his new body of work, called Reflections, he has gravitated to the creation of an amalgamation of photography and painting. Our inaugural gala is named in honor of Dr. Finkel’s art collection and reflects on our past, celebrates our present, and provides a glimpse of our future.

Read a little about Paul’s life here >> Paul’s Story

Reflections: The Gala Honoring Dr. Paul Finkel is a festive celebration whose guests include Symphony patrons, community dignitaries, and distinguished members of the medical field.
VIP activities include:
  • Art display from the Reflections Collection by Dr. Paul Finkel
  • Performance by professional orchestra members of the New West Symphony
  • “Reflections Moments” Lounge
  • Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dinner

SPONSORS TO DATE

FANFARE SPONSORS

Fern & Arnold Heyman, MD

 

RHAPSODY SPONSORS

John Hammer
Jordan Laby
Sil Pelico
Dr. Russell and Michele Spoto

 

ENSEMBLE SPONSORS

Saralee Baldwin & Jerry Robbins
Los Robles Hospital
Karen Dean Fritts and John Shwope
Rain and Peter Van Name

 

QUARTET SPONSORS

Susan Burgos
City of Thousand Oaks
Nancy Israel

 

DUET SPONSORS
Lucy & Sam Bruttomesso
California Lutheran University
Lisa Darin
Financial Life Plans
David & Gloria Spencer
Kim Woods & Mark Schadecker

REFLECTIONS GALA CO-CHAIRS

Alexander Finkel and Board Chair Kim Woods invite you to join us as an honored guest and sponsor.

LEAGUE GALA COMMITTEE

Denise Danne, League President
Renee Salick & Kathy Todd, Gala Vice Chairs
Pat Croner
Cindy Idell
Nadine Kawaguchi
Anne Prokopovych
Ernestine Stansbury

HONORARY EVENT COMMITTEE

Claudia Bill-de la Peña
Lisa Darin
Dr. Hannah Grossman
Nancy Israel
Jordan Laby
Rick Lemmo
Dr. Karie McMurray
Natalie Mussi
Doug Yarrow

 

 

Harry Croner
Patricia Richards Dodds
Dr. Arnold Heyman
Dr. Chris Kimball
Julia Ladd
Stephen McIntosh
Leah Mendelsohn
Joe Seetoo

CONTACT

Stephanie Wilson
805.435.2775 or swilson@newwestsymphony.org
Download a printable sponsorship form.