The South Florida Youth Symphony, one of the nation’s leading youth orchestras, and The Sons of Mystro, the popular violin duo, will perform at the 33rd Biscayne Bay Gala, Oct. 27, at the Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom.
At the gala the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis, one of South Florida’s largest and oldest Kiwanis clubs, will honor local business leader and community activist Rodney Barreto, chair of the Super Bowl Host Committee, as the recipient of the 2012 Michael Shores Citizen of the Year Award.
The award is named for Michael Shores who, as a philanthropically minded attorney, made numerous contributions to the Miami-Dade County community throughout his life.
The event begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed at 7 p.m. by a dinner and live auction.
An ensemble from the South Florida Youth Symphony (www.sfys.net), under the direction of executive director Marjory Hahn, will perform during the cocktail reception, while the Sons of Mystro (www.sonsofmystro.com), the local violin-playing brothers who gained national attention for their performance during the Miami Heat playoff run, will provide entertainment during the dinner.
“We are thrilled to have the Youth Symphony and the Sons of Mystro provide musical entertainment during the evening,” said Will Reich, Gala chair and incoming president of the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club. “The talents of all of these fine young musicians will enhance what is already an outstanding event.”
The Biscayne Bay Gala silent and live auctions will feature a wide variety of sought-after items such as vacations, cruises, sports memorabilia, dining certificates to some of South Florida’s leading restaurants and fine art, including several pieces by Dali.
Auction Company of America’s Jim Gall, one of the country’s leading auctioneers, will conduct the auction. Tickets to the event are $125 ($1,250 for a table of 10). Various sponsorships of the event-expected to be attended by approximately 500 of South Florida’s leading business people-are still available. The sponsorships range from a $2,500 Silver Sponsor to a $25,000 Presenting Sponsor.
For more information on table purchases, event sponsorship, or program advertising, contact Will Reich at at 305-733-0062 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org