Juilliard’s Annual Scholarship Benefit Raises $1.7 Million

The Juilliard School’s winter scholarship benefit kicked off with a student showcase concert followed by drinks, bites, and dancing at Lincoln Center.

On Feb. 5, the Juilliard School’s annual scholarship benefit kicked off with a 75-minute concert in which students and Greene Fellows as young as eight years old wowed a packed Peter Jay Sharp theater with works spanning music, dance, drama, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Students punctuated the performance with speeches about the impact of scholarship funds on their ability to focus entirely on artistic development. The school’s President Damian Woetzel opened the evening on behalf of Adam Driver and Joanne Tucker, actors and Juilliard alumni, reading a speech prepared before the couple fell ill with COVID-19. In it, Driver and Tucker said, “The best gift you can give a performer is time,” further emphasizing the importance of financial support to make that gift reality for young artists of all backgrounds. Following the performance, attendees decamped to Alice Tully Hall for bites by Kwame Onwuachi’s restaurant Tatiana, at Lincoln Center, and musical performances by Endea Owens and The Cookout as well as Nathalie Joachim. Notables in attendance included Laurie Tisch, Veronica Bulgari, Paola Prestini, Terrence Charles, Brittany Bradford, Kate Levin, Henry Timms, Julie Choi, and more. Photo credit: Courtesy of the Juilliard School.


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