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The hottest party in town is back! On March 3, 2018, the West Windsor Arts Council is hosting a gala fundraiser, featuring live musical entertainment by cellist David Eggar and violinist Katie Jacoby, from 6-10pm. The evening also includes theatrical happenings, games of chance, and even a babysitting option, making it ‛the don’t miss event’ of the region.

“This annual event is our major fundraiser and it helps the West Windsor Arts Council share arts and education programs with our community. We are thrilled to have esteemed musicians David Eggar and Katie Jacoby join us as part of this year’s celebration,” says Aylin Green, Executive Director.

The unmistakable sound of Dave Eggar’s cello can be heard leading the way at the top of Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida.” A musical prodigy as a child, Eggar began playing the cello and piano at age three and performing as a singer and actor on Broadway and at the Metropolitan Opera by age seven. He debuted at Carnegie Hall at age 15 as the youngest winner in the history of the Artists International competition. Eggar is a graduate of Harvard University and the Juilliard School’s Doctoral Program. He has appeared throughout the world as a classical soloist, including concerto appearances at Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, London’s Barbican Center, the Paris Opera and the Hollywood Bowl. A virtuoso in many styles on both piano and cello, Eggar has performed, recorded and arranged for artists in many genres including Phillip Phillips, Fall Out Boy, Patti Smith, Amy Winehouse, Foreigner, Harry Belafonte, and Beyoncé among many other musicians of note.

Katie Jacoby is a New York City-based electric and acoustic violinist. She has performed diverse genres of music in a variety of settings such as Montreux Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, the White House, Lollapalooza in Chicago, and New York’s Shakespeare in the Park. She has performed with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Jon Anderson of YES, John Wetton of King Crimson, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Ike Willis, Ray White, Vernon Reid and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. In addition, Katie has played with KISS’ Peter Criss, Grammy-winning duo A Great Big World, appeared in Rob Thomas’ music video Hold on Forever, recorded with American Idol winner Phillip Phillips on his record “Behind the Light” and has been a featured soloist with R&B legend Lloyd Price. Among many television credits include performances on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” with John Oliver, the “America’s Got Talent” backing band, “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” “The Today Show” and “The View.” Jacoby is currently a member of the Ed Palermo Big Band, which is known for its big band jazz renditions of Frank Zappa’s catalogue.

Other features of the evening included with the tickets are fine foods donated by local restaurants and caterers, welcome drink by Tito’s handmade vodka, beer by Flying Fish brewery, an original art auction, exclusive silent auction, games of chance, and more. Proceeds from the event will benefit arts education and multidisciplinary arts programming for the community. 

Ticket Information:

Two ticket options are available. Maestro VIP tickets are $125 per person (includes VIP cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres from 6 – 7 pm, car service voucher (some restrictions apply), dance lesson.

Woodland tickets are $100 per person. (includes fine food and drinks, live music and entertainment, games of chance, and silent auction.)

New this year, a Babysitting ticket is $25 per child for ticket holders. Limited spaces are available.

Limited number of event tickets are available, to purchase and for more information please call 609-716-1931 or visit: http://501auctions.com/wwacgala