Martha Stewart co-chairs Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s annual gala: Photos

Orpheus Gala guests are seated for the orchestra’s performance. Photo by Chris Lee
Orpheus Gala guests are seated for the orchestra’s performance. Photo by Chris Lee

On Tuesday, well-dressed guests gathered at the Metropolitan Club on the Upper East Side to support the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s ongoing commitment to provide performances of the highest caliber to communities worldwide.

The gala honored Patricia and Carlos Ardila and included performances by cellist Santiago Cañón for their philanthropy to the arts and education. The event included a concert featuring members of Orpheus with soloists Santiago Cañón-Valencia, cello, and Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritone, in a program that included works by Rossini, Vivaldi, Zipoli, Handel, and Mozart. A seated dinner and silent auction will followed.

The Honorary Gala Co-Chairs at the event included Brown Harris Stevens broker Kathy Sloane, philanthropist and Trustee Emeritus of Orpheus Elizabeth Newman, and businesswoman, writer and media personality Martha Stewart.

From left to right: Elizabeth Newman, Kathy Sloane (Gala Co-chair), Patrcia Ardila, and Martha Stewart (Gala Co-chair). Photo by Chris Lee
From left to right: Elizabeth Newman, Kathy Sloane (Gala Co-chair), Patrcia Ardila, and Martha Stewart (Gala Co-chair). Photo by Chris Lee
From left to right: Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason, painters, and Betty Poppo. Photo by Chris Lee
From left to right: Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason, painters, and Betty Poppo.
Photo by Chris Lee
From left to right: Alexander Schierle, new Orpheus Executive Director, his wife Katie Schierle, Laurie and Richard Brueckner, Orpheus Board Chairman. Photo by Chris Lee
From left to right: Alexander Schierle, new Orpheus Executive Director, his wife Katie Schierle, Laurie and Richard Brueckner, Orpheus Board Chairman. Photo by Chris Lee
Elizabeth and Frank Newman. Photo by Chris Lee
Elizabeth and Frank Newman. Photo by Chris Lee
From left to right: Davis Weinstock, Katherine Nouri Hughes, and Elizabeth Hawes. Photo by Chris Lee
From left to right: Davis Weinstock, Katherine Nouri Hughes, and Elizabeth Hawes. Photo by Chris Lee
From left to right: Baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert and his aunt, Martha Stewart. Photo by Chris Lee
From left to right: Baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert and his aunt, Martha Stewart. Photo by Chris Lee
Orpheus Gala guests enjoy cocktails at the Metropolitan Club. Photo by Chris Lee
Orpheus Gala guests enjoy cocktails at the Metropolitan Club. Photo by Chris Lee
George Sard and Susan Wasserstein. Photo by Chris Lee
George Sard and Susan Wasserstein. Photo by Chris Lee
Rosario Ballesteros-Casas and Felipe Forero Hauzeur, Deputy Consul General of Colombia and wife. Photo by Chris Lee
Rosario Ballesteros-Casas and Felipe Forero Hauzeur, Deputy Consul General of Colombia and wife. Photo by Chris Lee
Board Chair Richard Brueckner addresses Orpheus Gala guests. Photo by Chris Lee
Board Chair Richard Brueckner addresses Orpheus Gala guests. Photo by Chris Lee
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performs at its annual Gala at the Metropolitan Club. Photo by Chris Lee
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performs at its annual Gala at the Metropolitan Club. Photo by Chris Lee
Baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert performs with Orpheus. Photo by Chris Lee
Baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert performs with Orpheus. Photo by Chris Lee
Gala honorees Patricia and Carlos J. Ardila Photo by Chris Lee
Gala honorees Patricia and Carlos J. Ardila Photo by Chris Lee
Cellist Santiago Cañón-Valencia performs with Orpheus. Photo by Chris Lee
Cellist Santiago Cañón-Valencia performs with Orpheus. Photo by Chris Lee