A Tango Affair
Young Patronesses of the Opera
YPO 2017-2018 President Gail Pinon surrounded by Gala Co-Chairs (clockwise) Bea Schmied, Mary Beth Burke, Eva Kulovaara, and Carolina FriedhoffSaturday November 4, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.
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Nothing captures the allure of the Argentinian capital more than the Tango. At first considered scandalous, the captivating dance soon became a worldwide sensation, and it is now forever known as the dance most expressing longing, conquest and desire. On Saturday November 4th, Miami’s civic and social leaders will join the Young Patronesses of the Opera (YPO), their President Gail Pinon and chair ladies Mary Burke, Carolina Friedhoff, Eva Kulovaara and Bea Schmied, to celebrate this captivating dance form and the electrifying culture of Buenos Aires at their gala, “A Tango Affair.”
The annual YPO benefit, now in its 62nd year, is among Miami’s oldest and most prestigious black-tie soirees. “A Tango Affair” will be held at the Hotel Colonnade, Coral Gables, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The elegant evening will kick off with champagne and cocktails, followed by a seated dinner and dancing to the sounds of “Manhattan Music.” The renowned dance champion duo Tango Axis will delight guests with their award-winning performance, and the Magic City Opera Company, under the direction of Graham Fandrei, will perform. Throughout the night, guests will bid on luxury items and special opportunities though a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit YPO’s community programs that support its mission of music and opera education for young people in South Florida.
David Treitel & Carla D'Andre with 2016-2017 YPO President Rene Beal and her husband Ronald Beal“Tango is a beautiful dance form that represents the best of a city and the diverse group of people who settled there,” said Gail Pinon, YPO President. “Miami is also an expressive city of many cultures, and we expect that philanthropists, dance and music lovers will be inspired to join us for “A Tango Affair”. We are so grateful to this year’s Gala sponsors, Bunny Bastian, Trish and Dan Bell, Anita Broad and Swanee Di Mare for their generous support.”
Tickets to YPO’s gala “A Tango Affair” start at $400 and may be purchased online at Tickets. For more information, Info@YPO-Miami.org. For up-to-date details on Young Patronesses of the Opera - YPO visit us on Facebook at YoungParonessesoftheOpera/.
Florida Grand Opera performs for the crowd
Florida Grand Opera Young Artists at the 2016 YPO GalaFounded in 1956, YPO is a non-profit group of women who work without staff to advocate for music education and also support the Florida Grand Opera. Proceeds from the gala fund programs such as the In School Opera performances for 20,000 elementary school students, a Girl Scout Workshop for 100 Girl Scouts, and an annual Teacher’s Workshop which offers continuing education credits for 150 Miami-Dade County Educators. YPO also has published 24 Opera Funtimes books introducing great operas to young children, and hosts a renowned Voice Competition for aspiring young singers every two years. All of these programs are free of charge. To learn more, visit www.YPO-Miami.org.