Albany Pro Musica

Albany Pro Musica’s Annual Gala

Gala Bel Canto

Saturday, April 16, 2022 | 5:00 – 9:00 pm
The Kenmore Ballroom
76 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207
~ Black tie optional | Valet parking provided | Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required ~

Join Albany Pro Musica for our elegant spring gala, featuring an exclusive recital of “Bel Canto” – beautiful song – by members of Albany Pro Musica and the remarkable guest soprano Laquita Mitchell. Ms. Mitchell consistently earns acclaim on eminent international opera and concert stages worldwide, and will be performing some of her favorite arias and art songs.

This year we are delighted to honor Ellen Jabbur, a treasured member of the Albany Pro Musica family and a champion of the arts in the greater Capital Region. In recognition of her exemplary dedication to APM, Albany Pro Musica is pleased to present Ellen with the 2022 Dr. Karen R. Hitchcock Award for Championing the Choral Arts in the Capital Region, which was established in 2019 for Dr. Hitchcock’s philanthropic support of APM, her stewardship of the organization, and her passion for the choral arts and education.

Registration for the Gala is now closed. If you would like to make a contribution to Albany Pro Musica, please click on the DONATE section to learn more about how to support the music you love!

Special thanks to our generous supporters!



Alan Goldberg and George R. Hearst III, co-chairs

Grand Opera
Gregory Anderson and William Tuthill
Michael Boots
Paul and Bonnie Bruno
Ellen Jabbur
Dan and Sally Nolan
Chet and Karen Opalka
Wayne A. Senitta, Jr. and Daniel Washington
Hannelore Wilfert and Karl Moschner

Opera Seria
Jeanette Altarriba
James M. Gaughan and Keith C. Lee
Peter E. Haley and Michael J. Murphy
Jill Harbeck
Gwen Krause
Jeff Mirel
John J. Nigro
Douglas and Diane Petersen of Amidon & Petersen Financials
Michael L. Wolff
Edelgard Wulfert and Richard Naylor

Opera Buffa
Marie and Johan Bosman
Carol F. Bullard
Albert R. De Salvo
Joseph and Linda Farrell
Benjamin and Claudia Golub
Katharine B. Harris
Anna Kuwabara and Craig Edwards
Trisa Parsons Palacio
Rosemarie Rosen
John and Raona Roy
Mayor Katherine Sheehan
Rex Smith and Marion Roach Smith
Congressman Paul D. Tonko
F. Michael and Lynette Tucker
Margery and Michael Whiteman
Mark and Lynn Zielinski




The Massry Family



Albany Institute of History and Art
Amidon & Petersen Financials LLC
Community Care Physicians
MVP Health Care

Additional support provided by

Lane Press