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Coral enjoys the finer things in life

2017-06-27 09:15:34

Luxurious Reception

During the reception, guests basked in the warm sunshine, drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the water’s edge before being seated in the Ballroom for the thrilling unveiling of the upcoming season’s events. Arts & Lectures Council Co-chair Rich Janssen shared how last season was amazing but this year is “amazing on steroids.” His Co-chair Kath Lavidge related how when she moved here from London she was worried about the cultural scene, but she is “blown away” by what Arts & Lectures provide.

A fun video produced by Development & Marketing Associate Hector Medina presented a rapid-fire showcase of the season’s highlights, which was met with many gasps and expressions of glee. Executive Director Celesta Billeci gave a short commentary on some of her favourites as the excitement in the room built and staff distributed the new catalogues. Whilst more than 60 events are already confirmed, much more will be added during the season. Billeci had many thank you’s to extend, including a huge one to sponsors and donors. Ticket sales cover only 30 percent of A&L’s costs.

The season commences September 27 with Lila Downs. Highlights of the season include Joe Biden, Bill Murray, Joyce DiDonato, Trevor Noah, Samantha Bee, Lang Lang, Zubin Mehta, and Condoleezza Rice.