Encore 2015- Nature’s Bounty: Roots to Bloom

Holiday Gala Raises Funds for Student Scholarships
Thu, 07/02/2015 - 16:54 - Associate Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Stefan Sanders
Fri, 12/04/2015 - 16:59 - Robert (Bob) and Lori Bennett, this year's Encore co-chairs

What: Encore 2015- Nature’s Bounty: Roots to Bloom
Holiday Gala Raises Funds for Student Scholarships
When: Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 6:00 PM
Where: Genesee Community College
One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020

Background: The Genesee Community College Foundation and co-chairs Robert and Lori Bennett invite the community to Encore on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, the annual holiday tradition that raises funds for student scholarships. This year’s theme is Nature’s Bounty: Roots to Bloom, and the festive occasion features the two-time Grammy Award winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra playing classical music and many seasonal favorites.

The event begins with a prelude sponsor reception at 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Stuart Steiner Theatre. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Conductor Stefan Sanders, who is making his first appearance at Genesee Community College’s Encore Gala, and also artist, curator and collector Gerald Mead. They can explore Mead’s exhibition on display in the Roz Steiner Art Gallery which is entitled, “Of Niagara: Works from The Gerald Mead Collection.”

At 6 p.m., guests move into the William W. Stuart Forum for a dinner reception with sensational food selections and a cash bar. After dinner, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra takes the Stuart Steiner Theatre stage for a holiday pops concert leadby Conductor Sanders beginning at 8 p.m. The evening concludes with an exquisite dessert nightcap at 9:30 p.m. to be held in the Wolcott J. Humphrey III Student Union.

Proceeds from Encore support the GCC Foundation Scholarship Fund. Five Star Bank has again generously signed on to be the event’s Benefactor Sponsor. Tickets are still available for $100 including dinner, desserts and the holiday concert. For more information contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or email: dsutherland@genesee.edu.