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FRIENDS Announces 2015 Ambassador to the Upper East Side!

PETER DUCHIN
Peter Duchin is America’s preeminent dance-band leader.  Since his debut in 1962 at The Maisonette in the St. Regis Hotel in New York City, he and his orchestra have provided the music for many of the nation’s most notable public and private events: White House state dinners and inaugural balls, the openings of museums and arts centers, movie premieres, charity galas, debutante dances, New Year’s Eve parties, and weddings. He has also embarked on a highly successful recording career, with a total of 26 albums.

Raised with the example of Averell Harriman, Peter Duchin devotes considerable time and energy to public service.  For many years he was Vice-Chairman and is now an Honorary Member of the New York State Council on the Arts.  He has served on the boards of Carnegie Hall, Spoleto Festival U.S.A. and the American Ballet Theatre.  He is presently on the Board of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He is Honorary Chairman of the Board of Glimmerglass Opera of Cooperstown, New York and also serves on the Boards of the Manhattan School of Music, Dreamyard and the Citizens Committee Of New York City.

Peter Duchin lives in New York City and is the author of a best selling personal memoir called Ghost of a Chance.

CHAIRS PHILIP & ALEXANDRA HOWARD
Mr. Howard, an author and lawyer, is the Founder and Chair of Common Good, as well as the Chair Emeritus of the Municipal Art Society of New York where he served with Mr. Duchin for many years. Mrs. Howard, an architectural historian, executed the initial survey of the Upper East Side for the nomination to the State and National Register of Historic Places.

FRIENDS OF THE UPPER EAST SIDE HISTORIC DISTRICTS

will proudly present

THE TWELFTH ANNUAL
AMBASSADOR TO THE UPPER EAST SIDE AWARD

to

PETER DUCHIN

Tuesday, September 29th
6:30 p.m. Cocktails
7:30 p.m. Dinner

The Metropolitan Club*
1 East 60th Street
New York City
Click HERE to purchase tickets or make a contribution.
*In order to accommodate all of our guests, the venue has been changed from the Union Club to the Metropolitan Club.
Peter Duchin