Midori & Friends – 25th Anniversary Celebration
Midori & Friends held a Gala on May 15th to celebrate the organization’s 25th anniversary and to honor two founding Board members, Alan and Laraine Fischer. The setting for the Gala was the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, where the evening’s festivities shone the spotlight on the activities of Midori & Friends and its impact throughout New York City schools.
Featured were performances by students from six New York City public schools, as well as by Midori, pianist Emanuel Ax, jazz legend Paquito D’Rivera and Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway singer Heather Headley. The evening’s host was Ron Claiborne of ABC’s Good Morning America Weekend.