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Please join us for an extraordinary evening celebrating The PAC’s 40th anniversary.

The evening will begin with drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the Lower Lobby of The PAC, followed by the Gala Dinner – including a paddle raise and live auction – in the Upper Lobby.

Following dinner, guests will adjourn to the Concert Hall for a performance featuring the world premiere of a new work developed on the Purchase College campus choreographed by former Twyla Tharp dancer Jessica Lang. Blending the fluidity and grounded quality of contemporary dance and the beautiful lines of traditional ballet to great modern effect, Ms. Lang’s work will be the first-ever set to the music of the legendary Tony Bennett.

After the performance, guests will return to the Upper Lobby for cordials, coffee, desserts and a festive after-party with Ms. Lang and company.

Forty Years of PACSaturday, May 5, 2018
Reception – 5pm
Dinner – 6pm
Jessica Lang Dance Performance – 8pm
After-party – 9:40pm

Tickets start at $500 for the full Gala event or $250 for the performance + after-party.

To reserve your seat today, browse your options via the links on the right or click here to download the order form.

The PAC 40th Anniversary Gala Committee
Geri Pell, Chair
Christopher T. Clark
Barbara Dannenberg
Steven Fink
Robert Fishman ’80
Marjorie Gilbert
Steven Gomer ’75
David Grill ’86
Katherine King
Julie Pryor-Bennett
M. James Sandling
Hannah Shmerler
Deborah Simon
Seth Soloway


Patron and Artist Honorees
Fay and Norman Burger
Jane* and Donald Cecil
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Christopher T. Clark
Barbara and Richard Dannenberg
Dvora and Alfred Fields
The Frog Rock Foundation
Marjorie Gilbert
Emily and Eugene* Grant
Patricia Jacobs
The Jandon Foundation
Betsy and Donald* Landis
The Honorable Suzi Oppenheimer and Martin J. Oppenheimer
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
PepsiCo, lnc.
Jennifer and M. James Sandling
Ann Scheuer
Hannah and Walter Shmerler
Deborah and Alan Simon
Paul Taylor Dance Company
Doug Varone ‘77
Karin and Mitchell Weisburgh
Lucille Werlinich
Westchester Philharmonic

 *denotes deceased