Friday, December 19, 2014

Gallery: Music Institute of Chicago

Marmon Vice-chairman John Nichols with wife Alexandra, who chairs the Music Institute's board. "We are delighted with the unprecedented success of this evening's gala that recognizes the eight decades of the institute," she said.

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"Millennium Park is one of the best things that ever happened to Chicago," said Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments.

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Margot, from left, Tom and Gigi Pritzker. Gigi produced "Million Dollar Quartet," which has received three 2010 Tony Award nominations, including one for best musical.

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Maggie Daley was an honorary co-chair of the evening.

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Desiree Rogers, left, with John Bryan and his wife, Neville.

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Mark George, president and CEO of the Music Institute, presented the Dushkin Award to Yo-Yo Ma.

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Barbara and David Speer, chairman and CEO of Illinois Tool Works, which sponsored the evening. He was vice-chair of the gala.

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Linda Johnson Rice, CEO of Johnson Publishing, with Neal Zucker, CEO of Corporate Cleaning Services.

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Wm. Blair & Co. Chairman Ned Jannotta and wife Debbie.

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John Hart and wife Carol Prins. Mr. Hart's Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. donated the wine for the evening.

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Lake Forest's Mary and Bruce Southworth.

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Attorney Allen Turner and wife Lynn.

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Museum of Science and Industry President and CEO David Mosena and wife Pat.

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Maria and Bill Smithburg.

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Bernie Keller and J. P. Morgan & Chase's Bill Daley.

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Students performed at the gala.

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Northern Trust's Bill Osborn, a gala vice-chair, and wife Cathy.

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Chicago's Cultural Commissioner Lois Weisberg with honoree Cindy Pritzker.

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Philanthropist Francie Comer.

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Odele and Brent Hawkins.

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Jack and Sandy Guthman.

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Yo-Yo Ma, right, and former Music Institute student Gabriel Cabezas, 17, now a successful cellist himself.

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Cindy Pritzker, from left, John Bryan, Joan Harris and Alexandra Nichols.

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