The Orpheus Online Auction is now open!

Enter your bids for exclusive items, available only through Orpheus, including:

  • Original artworks by renowned artists Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason

  • Beautiful, hand-crafted jewelry by Mikimoto and Evelyn Kuhlman

  • A spectacular getaway trip to Tokyo and Kiawah Island

  • A private salon performance in your living room by Orpheus musicians

     … and more!

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Join patrons and musicians of Orpheus for an exclusive, intimate concert at The Metropolitan Club, followed by an elegant dinner and silent auction. Experience Orpheus’ extraordinary musical artistry in this beautiful setting, as we celebrate the Orchestra’s commitment to education and engagement around the globe.


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Honoring Robert F. Arning and KPMG

A strong supporter of Orpheus, Robert F. Arning is KPMG’s Vice Chair of Market Development, responsible for driving client care and quality growth in KPMG’s largest markets. The Firm’s ideals of collaboration, innovation, and a passion for excellence on a global stage align with the ideals of Orpheus. KPMG is a significant advocate of Orpheus in both the U.S. and abroad, particularly in Japan where the orchestra enjoys 25+ years of touring history and holds strong connections in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Sendai. Thanks to the extraordinary commitment from Mr. Arning and KPMG, Orpheus is able to share its unique artistry and model of music-making in New York City and around the world.

Gala Supporters*




Barbara & Timothy Boroughs
Laurie & Richard Brueckner
Ito En (North America) Inc.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

Lisa Beck & Mitchell Seider
Thomas H. Bishop
BNY Mellon
Sarah Cogan & Douglas Evans
Katherine Hughes-Del Tufo
Sarah & Martin Leibowitz
Connie Steensma & Rick Prins
Grace & Edmund Sutton

Nancy & Alan Brenner
Patrick Kocsi
Susan & Arthur Lindenauer
Diane & Walter Looney
Milken Family Foundation
Paula Mueller & Philippe Salomon
Parkview International, Inc.
Rockefeller & Co.
Terri & Richard Romeo

Kazutaka Mori

Nancy Brenner
Laurie Brueckner
Paula Brueckner
Sarah Cogan & Douglas Evans
Carol Galgano
Diane Looney
Janet Nevius
Terri Romeo
Sarah Schindelar
Shining Sung

Alicia Benoist, staff
Ji Hae Oh, staff

*Contributors at the Benefactor Level or above as of February 21, 2017

XAVIER FOLEY, double bassist

Hailing from Marietta, Georgia, double bassist Xavier Foley has captivated audiences “with superbly executed performances… playing fluidly and passionately” (Splash Magazine).

Mr. Foley has appeared as soloist with the Atlanta Symphony, Nashville Symphony, the Brevard Concert Orchestra, the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra and with the Sphinx Virtuosi at Carnegie Hall and recently debuted with Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as on tour around the United States.  As a winner of the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, he will make his New York and Washington, DC debuts as only the second double bassist in YCA’s history next season at Merkin Concert Hall, supported by The Sander Buchman Prize, and at the Kennedy Center.

Also a composer, Mr. Foley studied with Edgar Meyer and Eric Sessler at the Curtis Institute of Music. He earned his Bachelor of Music in 2016, after working with Edgar Meyer and Hal Robinson. Mr. Foley’s double bass was crafted by Rumano Solano.














Additional corporate sponsors of this evening include: