[October 20, 2012 ~ St. Petersburg, Fla.] The Florida Orchestra Guild of St. Petersburg and Museum of Fine Arts are planning Evening With the Arts to be held at the Museum, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.
The event will feature presentation of the 46th annual Golden Baton Award for outstanding contributions to The Florida Orchestra and the arts and cultural life of St. Petersburg. The 2012 honoree is Gordon J. Gilbert, MD.
Dr. Gilbert and his late wife Adele contributed to the Orchestra for many years as subscribers and donors. The Gilberts sponsored a concert, and he currently participates in sponsorship of a Florida Orchestra musician. Dr. Gilbert is also a Museum trustee, chairing the Accessions Committee. The Museum has mounted two special exhbitions from the collection of Dutch and Flemish paintings developed by the Gilberts.
The celebration will begin with cocktails (cash bar) and a silent auction, followed by a seated dinner in the Museum’s conservatory. Throughout the evening, Florida Orchestra musicians will perform. The Golden Baton Award will be presented during dinner.
Individual tickets are $100. They are available by sending checks, payable to the Florida Orchestra Guild, St. Petersburg, to Mrs. Janet Burnett, 720 49th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33703.
For more information, contact Judy Davis, Chair, Evening with the Arts, at 727-244-2527.