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Honoring Leonard Bernstein

Chairs of the WNO Gala
Mr. Eric Larsen, WNO Board of Trustees
and Mrs. Susanne Larsen, WNO Council

Washington National Opera has been proud to join the season-long celebration of the genius of Leonard Bernstein. In the spirit of his rich legacy at the Kennedy Center, we look to celebrate his impact as a composer, conductor, and arts education luminary during this year’s WNO Gala on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

The night will begin with cocktails on the Kennedy Center River Terrace, followed by a star-studded concert in the Opera House. After the performance, the Gala’s traditional black-tie embassy dinners will take place, hosted by various Ambassadors at their embassies and residences across Washington.

Your support of the WNO Gala will be integral to advancing WNO’s artistic programming, as well as its educational and community initiatives. If you are interested in attending the WNO Gala, or would like to receive an invitation, please contact the Kennedy Center Special Events Office at (202) 416-8496 or e-mail

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Sunday, May 20, 2018
The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

4:30pm — Cocktail Reception, River Terrace
6:00pm — Performance, Opera House
8:00pm — Formal Embassy Dinners by Ambassadorial Invitation