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Fundraising Event to showcase Musical Performances by AYSP Students and Top Albuquerque Restaurants and Spirits
After a successful, sold-out event in 2017, we're excited to announce the date of our second annual Symphonic Kitchen -"A Culinary and Musical Feast," which will feature performances by AYSP student ensembles and the cuisine of local chefs and mixologists from throughout Albuquerque. This year's event will feature both the music and food of Italy, a country known for its excellence in both!
This year's event will have an Italian theme and will feature a four - course progressive dining experience featuring local favorites including M'Tucci's, Artichoke Café, Farina Pizzeria & Wine Bar, City Treats & Parties, Tully's Bakery, and Napoli Coffee. This unique dining experience will be supported with perfectly paired beverages and spirits by renowned local mixologists.
In addition to the food, Conductor and Artistic Director Sayra Siverson and her students will showcase performances of Italian music in a variety of classical and contemporary musical styles.
The progressive dinner will take place throughout the AYSP building, giving attendees a grand tour of the rehearsal rooms and lobby that highlights decades of AYSP history. The epicurean evening will also offer guests an insider look at AYSP's celebrated achievements throughout the decades.
New to 2018 will be a dedicated Symphonic Kitchen Mural that will be painted by one of Albuquerque's premier artists, Bobby Wright. A special unveiling and dedication will take place at the event honoring the participating donors who supported the mural's creation for AYSP.
Sponsorship development is currently underway. AYSP is seeking community corporate, community and private support for this event. Interested parties can contact Lainie Sevante' Wulkan of Cinder Cone Media Worldwide at 239.785.0809 or Norlynn Blocker Price, AYSP Executive Director at 505.875.1319 ext. 117 for a sponsorship package.
Proceeds from the evening's fundraiser will go toward funding the various musical programs that support the approximately 500 AYSP participating students, including a financial aid package that eases the tuition of the program for qualifying students.
Tickets to Symphonic Kitchen will go on sale soon - look for an announcement and make plans to attend, as we expect to sell out!