MATA Benefit Gala Honors Kronos Quartet

On October 16th, 2012, MATA’s Annual Benefit Gala was held at Tibet House in NYC, bringing together legendary composers Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and Jennifer Bilfield to honor the Kronos Quartet for their dedication to performing new music. ┬áMATA is a non-profit founded by composers Philip Glass, Lisa Bielawa and Eleonor Sandresky, with a mission to commission and present new works by young composers from around the world. ┬áPamela Stein, who serves on the Board of Directors for MATA, also served on the Benefit Committee for this magical and monumental event, which attracted a huge community of artists and supporters.

Pamela Stein and MATA Board President Jim Rosenfield:

Pamela and Kronos Quartet founder David Harrington:


Pamela and MATA co-founder, composer/pianist Eleonor Sandresky:

Philip Glass, David T. Little, and Aaron Jay Kernis:

Philip Glass and Steve Reich:

From left: Cia Toscanini, Molly Joyce, Pamela Stein and Michael Spudic:

From Left: Karen Biehl, Bridget Hanretta O’Brien, Pamela Stein, Ashling Baker Linehan:

Photos courtesy of Noah Stern Weber and Omar Cogle.

MATA Benefit Gala coverage in Millennium Magazine November 2012: