Young Patronesses of the Opera Celebrates 58th Annual Gala â€œVegas Liveâ€
November 2, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
JW Marriott Hotel
1109 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
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The Vegas Strip is coming to Brickell Avenue and the odds for a great time canâ€™t be beat as Young Patronesses of the Opera (YPO) presents Vegas Live, itsâ€™ 58th Annual Gala.
The cityâ€™s oldest and most established black-tie affair, the YPO Gala each year kicks off the Miami social season. Vegas Live gets underway at 7:00 p.m., when the JW Marriott Hotel does a disappearing act becoming Caesars Palace for the evening complete with Elvis impersonators, Vegas showgirls, and Rat Pack crooners.
Miami High rollers and starlets will join gala chair ladies; Patricia Mederos, Kimberly Criser, Leatrice Damus, Connie Danluck, and Gretchen Kirtley, for a fun-filled evening of dining, dancing and wagering at a silent auction with such exciting prizes as a luxurious Chinchilla fur stole, valued at $1800.00, to benefit YPOâ€™s mission of furthering opera education in South Florida. Also in the cards is a special tribute to Past President and Life member, Louise Todaro, who devoted 53 years of service to the organization, helping many of YPOâ€™s education programs, especially the very successful In-School Opera Program.
â€œEvery year, the YPO Gala is a must-attend social event which benefits an exceptional arts organization, and our 2013 Gala will truly be a night to remember,â€ said Patricia Mederos, President of YPO. â€œWe are so grateful to this yearâ€™s gala sponsors without whom YPO would not be able to further its mission of opera education.â€
Founded in l955, YPO is supported by a group of women who work without staff to advocate educational music programs and the Florida Grand Opera, the galaâ€™s proceeds will fund music and opera educational programs, including a Girl Scout Workshop for more than 500 Girl Scouts and an annual teachersâ€™ workshop which offers continuing education credits for 150 Miami-Dade and Broward County teachers on opera education in the classroom. Each year YPOâ€™s dedicated group of volunteers brings professional childrenâ€™s opera performances to more than 25,000 elementary school students. They also fund a national Voice Competition, which awards scholarships to gifted young opera singers.Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!