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Salzburg Festival Society Gala

November 21, 2022, 6:30 pm9:30 pm.
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Mr. John French III, Chairman and the Board of Directors request the pleasure of your company at the Salzburg Festival Society Gala


Salzburg Festival

The Salzburg Festival was founded by composer Richard Strauss, poet and dramatist Hugo von

Hofmannsthal, and director Max Reinhardt, on August 22, 1920. Nestled in the princely baroque

town of Salzburg, far from the everyday bustle of the big cities, the Salzburg Festival was immediately recognized as a major destination by the world’s foremost directors and artists.


Salzburg Festival Society

The Salzburg Festival Society’s mission is to serve as the liaison between the Salzburg Festival and its American friends and patrons, providing members with exclusive access to events and services related to the Festival. The Society is proud to support artistic excellence and innovation in partnership with the Salzburg Festival. The Salzburg Festival Society was founded in 2005 by Gerhard Andlinger, John French III and Isabelle Harnoncourt.


Gala Co-Chairs

John French III and Carole Bailey French


Benefit Committee

Marifé Hernandez and Joel Bell

William L. Bernhard

Émilie Berthelot

Noreen and Kenneth Buckfire

Nabil and Samantha Chartouni

Isabella Ponta and Werner Ebm

Isabelle Harnoncourt-Feigen

John and Carole French III

Alexandra Kauka Hamill and Sterling Hamill

Mai Hallingby Harrison

Bruce Horten

Peter and Elbrunn Kimmelman

Alden Warner III and Peter Reed

Sana H. Sabbagh

Guillermo and Cecilia Schultz

Bonnie Simon

Nicola Tegoni

Barbara Tober

Ann Ziff


Guests of Honor

Mr. Peter Gelb 

General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera

Dr. Kristina Hammer

President of the Salzburg Festival

Mr. Markus HinterhÄUser

Artistic Director


Monday, November 21, 2022

6:30 Cocktail Reception

7:30 Concert and Remarks

8:30 Dinner

The Union Club New York

101 East 69th Street

New York City


101 East 69th Street
New York, 10021

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