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December 14, 2017
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Don’t miss out on this year’s Members Only Annual Holiday Gala on December 14th at the Stamford Yacht Club! Come and enjoy a wonderful social evening with friends and colleagues that will feature great food, great conversation, live music in a great venue. Each member may bring one guest free of charge. Cocktails and live entertainment will start at 5:45 with a delicious dinner and festivities to follow. The event will run to 10:00 pm.
Continuing with our SIM Fairfield/Westchester holiday tradition, we will again present a special thank you gift to each of our members. This event is truly a special evening and a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the season. We hope that all our members will try to attend with their spouse or significant other to celebrate the season in style! Register now!
Live music will be provided by the following talented musicians:
Krista Adams Santilli
Hailed by the Baltimore Sun as “vocally spectacular and visually enchanting as Mabel” in The Pirates of Penzance, Krista has performed for international diplomats, royalty, and Hollywood celebrities and has been seen on stages throughout the US and four continents, including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Sears Center Arena, Giants Stadium, Off-Broadway, the U. S. Military Base at Fort Hood, and a maximum-security prison in Wisconsin–she was not an inmate :). A classically trained soprano, Krista has been praised for her vast repertoire, which crosses a variety of musical genres, from gospel to opera, jazz to musical theatre. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and maintains an active concert career.
Mark J. Richards
At seventeen Mark was studying at Juilliard Prep and performing at Alice Tully Hall, from there he went to SUNY Purchase for his BFA and finally to Yale School of Music (MM) where he toured Europe with the Yale Philharmonic and his Brass Quintet. With a long career in Technology, Mark has kept his music up by playing in churches, weddings, clubs and other venues. He recently formed a new Brass Quintet with all alumni from the Yale School of Music. Other highlights include an all Bach concert with members of the New York City Ballet Orchestra. Mark is a SIM Fairfield / Westchester chapter member.
David is a noted piano recording artist, entertainer, vocalist, and church musician. David has wowed local audiences for the past 10 years accompanying Silent Films at the mighty United Congregational Church 4/81 Austin pipe organ, and with his masterful piano and singing skills for the very successful Annual Greater Bridgeport AGO Pipescreams Concerts. David is Director of Music at St. Thomas Acquinas RC Church, Fairfield. He is a consummate musician with a highly varied and diverse background. David demonstrated an interest in music at a very young age. By the age of 2, he began playing the piano and took up lessons shortly thereafter. At the age of 18, David moved to Wichita, Kansas where he received degrees in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from Wichita State University.
Mark has had 25+ years of experience in IT/Operations in both FinTech and InsurTech. Mark holds Masters’ degrees from Columbia University and The University of Chicago. In his spare time, Mark serves on two non-profit boards; one that serves pediatric cancer patients, and the other veterans and children on the spectrum using equine therapy. Mark is also a professional level pianist, and plays for charity and political functions.
Stamford Yacht Club, 97 Ocean Dr W, Stamford, CT 06902