150th Anniversary Gala

Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s


Featuring award-winning actor Alan Cumming as Master of Ceremonies

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Boston’s Symphony Hall

Join us as we celebrate Boston Conservatory’s 150-year legacy in the city of Boston and its worldwide impact in the performing arts. This special evening will include a cocktail reception, captivating performances by talented Boston Conservatory students, faculty, and alumni, and dinner at Boston’s iconic Symphony Hall.

Reserve your seat at this historic event or learn about sponsorship opportunities by contacting Dana Grider at events@bostonconservatory.edu or 617-912-9276. Alumni and faculty/staff discounts available.

Gala Cochairs:
Cynthia and Oliver Curme
Gregory E. Bulger and Richard J. Dix



About Alan Cumming:

Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming is an actor and activist beyond eclectic and according to the New York Times, “a bawdy countercultural sprite.” Time magazine named him one of the most fun people in show business. He played political maverick Eli Gold on CBS’s The Good Wife, for which he received Golden Globe, Emmy, SAG, and Satellite award nominations, and last year finished his Tony Award-winning role of the Emcee in the Broadway musical Cabaret. Cumming’s diverse career has found him performing at venues around the globe, making back to back films with Stanley Kubrick, and the Spice Girls; directing and starring in a musical condom commercial; creating the voices of a Smurf, a goat, and Adolf Hitler; entering upside down and suspended by his ankles in the Greek tragedy The Bacchae (National Theatre of Scotland), and recording an award-winning album of songs (plus a dance remix). Cumming is also Host of PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery!, and appeared opposite Lisa Kudrow in Showtime’s Web Therapy. He has written for the New York Times, Newsweek, Harper’s Bazaar, Out, The Globe and Mail, and authored three books: Tommy’s Tale, the #1 New York Times best selling memoir, Not My Father’s Son and his new book of photographs and stories, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams. A tireless champion for LGBT civil rights and HIV/AIDS activism, Cumming serves on the Board of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and works closely with amfAR, The Trevor Project, and the Ali Forney Center to name but a few. In 2009, Cumming was included in the Queen’s Honors List to receive an OBE for services to film, theatre and the arts, and for activism in the LGBT community in the US. In his native Scotland, where he was a vocal supporter of the YES for independence campaign, he was awarded the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards, and has recently had his portrait unveiled at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Headliner Table Host

Marillyn Zacharis

VIP Table Hosts

Gregory E. Bulger and Richard J. Dix
Oliver and Cynthia Curme
Pamela S. Kunkemueller
Martin and Tristin Mannion

Table Hosts

Betsy Boveroux
Davi-Ellen and Bruce Chabner
Caroline McMillan and Robert Collings
Kitty Flather
Mimi Hewlett
Bill Kaiser and Kelly Smedvig
Kate and Tom Kush
Jane Mendillo
Anne and Lyle J. Micheli MD
Richard Ortner
Anthony and Creelea Pangaro
Christopher D. and Sylvia Perry
Geraldine R. and Stephen J. Ricci
Ivy C. and Francis Scricco
Katherine and David Scott Sloan
Jan Steenbrugge '99 and Young-Shin Choi '98 '00
Jason S. Weissman
Jill A. Fopiano with Peter J. Wender and Carl Karandjeff
Susan Whitehead
Tania Zouikin
Barry Zubrow


In addition to our area hotel rates, a special rate is being offered at The Colonnade Hotel for the evening of May 9—use the The Colonnade Hotel link to secure your room for the Boston Conservatory 150th Concert rate.


Read the official press release.