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Wednesday, June 20 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
New Works Forum Breakout Session - Making the Case for New Work

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The decision to commission or produce a new work can have significant implications for fundraising. New work is expensive, and ticket income covers only a portion of the exceptional costs. The development staff has to convince individual donors and institutional funders to invest in the entire creative process from commission, through rehearsals to opening night. But how? Nicole Ambos Freber of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis will lead a panel discussion with members of the St. Louis funding community about why they choose to fund works in the company’s New Works, Bold Voices series.

This session is one of several breakout sessions held concurrently during the New Works Forum.

The New Works Forum is made possible by a generous and deeply appreciated grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Advance registration required. No additional fee.

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Nicole Ambos Freber

Director of Development, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

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Lelia Farr

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Mrs. Lelia J Farr retired from Price Waterhouse as a Managing Director, Management Consulting Services who, after rising to head the St. Louis consulting practice, started the Price Waterhouse management consulting services practice in their Cleveland office.  She holds a B.A. in... Read More →
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Christy Gray

Executive Director, Whitaker Foundation
Christy Gray is the Executive Director of the Whitaker Foundation in St. Louis.  Before joining Whitaker she worked as allocation staff at three other grantmaking organizations.  She moved initially to St. Louis as a CORO Fellow in Public Affairs.  In addition to her work at the... Read More →
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Sally S. Levy

Board Member, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Sally S. Levy is a founding board member of Opera Theatre of St. Louis (OTSL).Over many years, Sally and her family have made a critical impact on the company. With her lead support, OTSL opened the Sally S. Levy Opera Center, providing space for administrative, rehearsal and community... Read More →

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Sponsor: New Works Forum
Sponsor: New Works Forum

Wednesday June 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Regency Ballroom E, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St, Louis, MO 63012