Cabaret: A Night in Paris, 1913

Cabaret: A Night in Paris, 1913

Cabaret Celebration April 12, 2013

Our Cabaret evening in Paris, circa 1913, features French-themed food, wine and entertainment.

Patrons will begin their evening at Max at the Gallery at a festive, four course, French-themed dinner (read the delicious details in the invitation below).  Hosted by Douglas & Marcia Lowry and Grant Holcomb, the meal will be accompanied by music by one of  The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra‘s first violinists, Jeremy Hill.

Guests attending the pre-performance reception in the Vanden Brul Pavilion will be greeted by French-speaking members of Nazareth College’s Alliance Francaise de Rochester, watch easel artist Lynette Blake, be astounded by members of PUSH Physical Theatre and enjoy the strains of Parisian-style accordion music with Rachel Bell.

The highlight of the evening will be the debut of a steamy two-act operetta, The Polite Abductress, composed by Douglas Lowry, the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of the Eastman School of Music, performed by students and faculty at the school – surrounded by the stunning architectural beauty of the M&T Bank Ballroom. ACT I will feature an opening performance by select members of the Rochester City Ballet.


5:30 pm
Patron Dinner  |  Max at the Gallery
6:30 pm
Cocktail Reception with Parisian entertainment  |  Cash Bar  |  Vanden Brul Pavlion
8:00 pm
Cabaret Performance, Act I  |  Bistro Fare served at tables  |  Cash Bar  |  M&T Bank Ballroom
8:45 pm
Intermission | Complimentary coffee bar & sweets  |  Bausch & Lomb Parlor
9:15 pm
Live Auction  |  Cabaret Performance, Act II  |  M&T Bank Ballroom


Back of the House Seating | Snacks available for purchase | $55 (*$15 tax deductible);
Eastman School of Music students $30 (ID required)

Reserved Table Seating | Bistro Fare | $75 (*$20 tax deductible) SOLD OUT!
Preferred Table Seating | Bistro Fare (limited available) | $100 (*$40 tax deductible) SOLD OUT!
Patron Dinner  | Dinner | Priority Seating | $200 (*$100 tax deductible) SOLD OUT

Click on the image below to see the event invitation:

There will be 3 magnifique offerings in the Live Auction:

  • Connoisseur’s Case of 12 fine French wines plus a magnum of champagne
  • Luxury Spa Getaway at Delmonte Lodge and the Spa at the Del Monte, including two Geva Theatre tickets
  • French-themed Dinner for Eight at Restaurant Good Luck including French wine and elegant floral decor provided by Rochester’s Wisteria.
  • ~ Sam Cottone, Auctioneer

    Will Call names will be on the reservation list at the Check-In Table that evening.
    Balcony Seats will be reserved. Table seating assignments will be first come, first served basis.
    Preferred Table Seating
    will be located in the first two rows in the ballroom closest to the performance.
    Reserved Table Seating will be located throughout the middle and back sections of the ballroom.

    Event Sponsors:

    This Centennial Celebration is presented by the Centennial Committee of the Memorial Art Gallery.

    The Memorial Art Gallery’s Centennial year is presented by Lynne Lovejoy, with additional support from ESL Charitable Foundation and Nocon & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.