Opera Star Rodney Gilfry to Headline
Music for Marcy Gala
November 6, 2003 :: No 94
Fresh from a two-month European engagement,
internationally renowned baritone and Titan alumnus Rodney Gilfry
will headline a black-tie evening of opera, Broadway and pops favorites
during the second annual Music for Marcy gala, “Glamour, Glitz
and Gilfry,” Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Grove of Anaheim.
Proceeds from the event — presented by the
Marcy Arroues Mulville Memorial (MAMM) Foundation — will benefit
Cal State Fullerton’s new Performing Arts Center, with the
goal to name the concert hall stage the Marcy Arroues Mulville Stage.
In addition to Gilfry’s performance, the evening
will include a reception, silent auction, dinner and presentation
of the first Marcy Award to longtime Titan supporter and community
leader William J. McGarvey Jr. of Fullerton. The award was established
to recognize the person who most emulates Mulville’s passion
for, and support of, enhancing the quality of life in Orange County.
Tickets for the event start at $200 per person and can be reserved
by calling event chair Gail Cochran at (714) 879-6563.
During her lifetime, Mulville was credited with founding,
supporting and advancing more than 26 nonprofit organizations, starting
with Cal State Fullerton, where she was a founder of the Music Associates.
She was a key figure in the early years of the Pacific Symphony
Orchestra, and more recently, had donated $25,000 to the university’s
future Performing Arts Center. The MAMM Foundation was created in
memory of Mulville in 2001, and selects one organization a year
as its primary recipient.
Scheduled for completion in summer 2005, the new
Performing Arts Center will be located west of the existing Performing
Arts Center building and will feature an 800-seat concert hall,
250-seat thrust-stage theater, 100-seat black box theater, professional-quality
dance studios with seating, faculty offices, dressing rooms, green
rooms, technical support areas, scene shop, costume and makeup labs,
computer-assisted design lab and audio shop.
Milly Muzzy, University Advancement,
Gail Matsunaga, Public Affairs, 657-278-4851 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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