New York Public Radio Gala

New York Public Radio Gala 2017


The Thompson Family


The Thompson Family Foundation 

For its generous support of WQXR and WNYC, as well as the Foundation’s commitment to the cultural life of our city.

Hosted by Cynthia Nixon and Renée Fleming with performances from Renée Fleming and Van Cliburn gold medalist Yekwon Sunwoo.

Monday, November 13, 2017

On Monday, November 13th, New York Public Radio will hold its annual gala at 583 Park Avenue.  Together with the event chairs, Susan and Peter Solomon and John McGinn and Cary Davis, we hope you will join us to celebrate the contributions WNYC and WQXR have provided our city.

This year we will pay tribute to the Thompson family and The Thompson Family FoundationThe Thompson family and The Thompson Foundation have been invaluable advocates and friends of New York Public Radio through the years, particularly in supporting the advancement of classical music programming and the digital growth of WQXR.  We cannot thank the Thompson family and The Thompson Family Foundation enough for their support, most especially Angela Thompson and her children Amanda Riegel and Charles Thompson as well as officer and director of the Foundation Alan Siegel and newly appointed director, Hugo Barreca.

The gala will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner and a special program, hosted by the remarkable Renée Fleming and Cynthia Nixon and be performed by Renée Fleming and Van Cliburn gold medalist Yekwon Sunwoo.  Your favorite on-air hosts from WNYC and WQXR will also be on-hand for conversation and cocktails. You may secure your reservation today by contacting Danielle Mazandi at 646.829.4051 or

As we stand at an unprecedented crossroads between media and democracy, your commitment to this year’s gala will ensure that WNYC and WQXR continue to deliver unique and thought provoking programming for years to come.  

We hope we will see you at the gala on Monday, November 13th for what promises to be a very memorable evening!