An Evening of Suspense: Music and Scenes from Films of Alfred Hitchcock

Benefits Miami Transplant Institute

Friday, February 24, 2012
New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach

This season’s New World Symphony Gala kicks off the Academy Awards™ weekend with An Evening of Suspense: Music and Scenes from Films of Alfred Hitchcock, a spectacular celebration inspired by one of Hollywood’s most legendary directors. Join Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony on a suspense-filled musical journey through Hitchcock’s classic films, presented with live orchestral accompaniment.

The gala begins with Welcome Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. with the concert getting underway at 7:30.

Lin Arison & Sarah Arison
Following the performance, guests will enjoy a seated dinner staged throughout various spaces within the New World Center. The building will be transformed for the occasion into a cinematic playground, evoking the golden age of Hollywood and sophisticated allure of Film Noir. In addition to delectable cuisine and enchanting décor, the guests will experience special musical interludes performed by the New World Symphony Fellows. Then at 10 p.m. everyone will return to the Performance Hall, transported back in time to a 1940s jazz club, ready to dance the night away.

The Gala Host Committee members are Louis Aguirre, Sarah Arison, Matthew and Jennifer Buttrick, Adam and Chanin Carlin, Chad and Ilona Oppenheim, Clara Sredni and Mitchell and Elizabeth Taylor.

Single tickets are $1,250, and tables are $10,000, $25,000, $50,000 and $100,000. All proceeds will benefit New World Symphony and its mission of preparing gifted young musicians for careers in professional orchestras, while providing meaningful cultural programs to the South Florida community.

For more information, please contact Iva Kosovic at 305-428-6734, or via e-mail at

About The New World Symphony

The New World Symphony, America’s only full-time orchestral academy, prepares gifted graduates of prestigious music programs for successful careers in orchestras and ensembles. NWS has launched the careers of more than 700 young musicians now making a difference in the profession worldwide. For more information visit

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