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A Bicoastal Celebration to Benefit the Newport Music Festival featuring ‘From Broadway to Hollywood—Live with Richard Glazier’
July 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
On July 30, join us as we reignite our 52nd season with “A Bicoastal Celebration to Benefit the Newport Music Festival featuring ‘From Broadway to Hollywood—Live with Richard Glazier’” at 8 p.m. ET with a special pre-party with Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. The live-streamed event hosted by award-winning pianist, narrator, and documentary filmmaker Richard Glazier will feature friends of the Festival, including world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell; television, film and stage actress, singer, producer, and author Lorna Luft; actor and vocalist Nicolas King; and composer and pianist Mike Renzi.
While Mr. Glazier leads the West Coast celebration, the East Coast party hosted by NMF’s Artistic Director Trevor Neal will include an intimate view of the many only-in-Newport moments that have made the Festival an international treasure for more than 50 years.
Mr. Neal will virtually guide attendees through a few of Newport’s legendary Gilded Age “Summer Cottages,” home to thousands of NMF performances over the years. He will sit down with artists who have been a part of the NMF family for decades and patrons who remember the Festival from its very beginnings. Viewers will also be treated to rarely seen archival footage and photographs of the Festival’s most memorable moments.
The event will be streamed live starting at 7:30 p.m. ET with the pre-party. There is a suggested donation of $100 to register for the event. A donation in any amount will be meaningful; however, donations are not necessary to enjoy this special event. All proceeds benefit the Festival’s Annual Fund. Attendees may also pre-order Little Bitte Cocktail Kits with Nibbles for a virtual pre-party mixology lesson and to enjoy while viewing the concert (boxes will be available for no-contact curbside pick-up at the Newport Music Festival Office on July 29). To register, purchase cocktail kits, and for more information visit www.newportmusic.org.
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