On Friday, Oct. 8, the Young Musicians Foundation held the 56th Anniversary Gala Benefit at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Young Musicians Foundation was founded in 1955 by Sylvia Kunin and aims to preserve the classical music heritage by contributing to the personal, academic and artistic development of the youth.
The alumni of the foundation can be found performing at every major concert stage in the United States, which makes the foundation an esteemed training center for professional musicians.
The event itself was hosted by Dave Koz and featured the YMF Debut Orchestra, Case Scaglione and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, a pianist. Special video tributes were given by John Adams, Emmanuel Ax, David Bohnett, Gustavo Dudamel, Frank Gehry, Herbie Hancock, Jonathan Weedman and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
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