35th Annual Trustee Benefit Concert & Gala

Supporting Scholarships

Featuring Linda Eder in concert


LindaEder_web.jpgDominican University's 35th Annual Trustee Benefit Concert & Gala will be held Saturday, March 14, 2015. This signature event raises much-needed scholarship support, celebrates world-class artists, and honors those who champion the performing arts in Chicago’s metropolitan area.

Linda Eder, dazzling Broadway star of Jekyll & Hyde and dramatic interpreter of pop standards and show tunes, will perform at 5 p.m. in the Lund Auditorium. One of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Eder has performed for sold-out crowds at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Davies Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Wolftrap and the Ravinia Festival, and her concerts have been televised on Bravo and PBS.

"...simply one of the most spellbinding singers of our time."
- New York Daily News


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For more information on the gala event, including how to become a sponsor, please contact Margaret Reeder, Director of Campaign and Special Gifts, at 708.524.5980 or mreeder@dom.edu.

2015 Bravo Award Recipient

Anthony Freud, General Director, Lyric Opera of Chicago


Freud_small.jpgAnthony Freud became general director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago in October 2011. In addition to directing the company’s artistic and business operations, he has lead an in-depth strategic planning process with the Board of Directors, conceived of and launched the Lyric Unlimited initiative, and is forging important new relationships with a variety of other cultural organizations. Freud is the fourth general director in Lyric’s 60-year history.

A native of England, Freud is recognized internationally for his achievements as general director of both Houston Grand Opera (2006-11) and Welsh National Opera (1994-2005). In both positions he was hailed for spearheading important artistic initiatives, impressive increases in attendance and fundraising, and visionary community-engagement programs to reach diverse new audiences. Former chairman of both OPERA America and Opera Europa, Freud is the only person ever to have served as chairman of both organizations.