An Aria to America Gala
Benefits Young Patronesses of the Opera
Saturday, November 5, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
Riviera Country Club
1155 Blue Road, Coral Gables
The Young Patronesses of the Opera, one of Miami’s oldest arts organizations, is celebrating its 61st year, and will host a dazzling night of dinner and dancing at its “An Aria to America” Gala at the Riviera Country Club in Coral Gables on Saturday November 5, 2016.
Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour that includes a silent auction and entertainment, followed by dinner and dancing to the sounds of the Drew T Band. Master of Ceremonies for this historic event will be one of Florida Grand Opera’s leading opera experts, Justin Moss. Marianne Kircher and Paula Barrera Scheer are serving as this year’s Gala Chairs.
Founded in 1955, YPO is a volunteer group of dedicated women who advocate for music and opera education to children in South Florida. Proceeds raised at “An Aria to America” will fund music and opera educational programs. Every year, YPO presents a workshop for more than 500 Girl Scouts, and a professional development workshop on opera for Miami-Dade teachers. YPO also brings professional children’s opera performances to more than 30,000 elementary students annually. In addition, YPO also presents a national voice competition for aspiring young opera singers.
For more information on how to attend, sponsor or underwrite “An Aria to America” Gala, please contact President René Beal at 305-951-2749 or by email at President@YPO-Miami.org.
Founded over 61 years ago in 1955, YPO is a volunteer group of over 100 active and dedicated women who support the Florida Grand Opera, and advocate for music and opera education for children across South Florida. Proceeds raised at the “An Aria to America” Gala will fund music and opera education programs. Every year, YPO presents a workshop for more than 500 girl scouts and a professional development workshop on opera in the classroom for 150 Miami-Dade and Broward County teachers. YPO also brings professional children’s opera performances to more than 30,000 elementary students annually. This year the In-School opera program is celebrating its 41st anniversary, bringing live opera performances to school children. To learn more, visit www.YPO-Miami.org.