36th Annual Trustee Benefit Concert & Gala

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Featuring Ann Hampton Callaway and Christine Ebersole

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Dominican University's 36th Annual Trustee Benefit Concert & Gala will be held Saturday, March 12, 2016. 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.

One of the finest singer/songwriters of our generation, Ann Hampton Callaway dazzles music lovers as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, and actress. Two-time Tony Award winning actress, Christine Ebersole has captivated audiences on the Broadway stage, television series and specials, films, concert appearances, and recordings for over 30 years.

With multiple Tony Awards and nominations between them, and a list of accolades a mile long, Chicago natives Callaway and Ebersole are two of today’s most sought-after vocal artists. Both known for their warm and witty stage presence, this very special concert event is a rare opportunity to see these two musical forces share the stage.

"For sheer vocal beauty, no contemporary singer matches Ms. Callaway.”
- The New York Times 

“Christine Ebersole is the top of the cabaret food chain…!” 
- The New York Times





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For more information on the gala event, including how to become a sponsor, please contact Christina Reilly, Major Gifts Development Assistant, at (708) 524-6284 or creilly@dom.edu

2016 Bravo Award Recipient

Howard Reich, Arts/Jazz Critic, Chicago Tribune


Howard Reich has covered the arts for the Chicago Tribune since 1977 and joined the staff in 1983. He has written five books: “Portraits in Jazz,” “Let Freedom Swing,” “Jelly’s Blues” (with William Gaines), “Van Cliburn” and “Prisoner of Her Past” (originally published as “The First and Final Nightmare of Sonia Reich”). He has served on the jury for the Pulitzer Prize in Music four times, including the first time a jazz work won: Wynton Marsalis’ “Blood on the Fields.”

Reich has received two Deems Taylor Awards from ASCAP; Alumni Merit Award from Northwestern University's Alumni Association; seven Peter Lisagor Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists; and an Excellence in Journalism Award from the Chicago Association of Black Journalists. The Chicago Journalists Association named him Chicago Journalist of the Year in 2011 and has given him three Sarah Brown Boyden Awards.