The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival has announced this year’s honoree for the Court of the Lord Chamberlain, the kick-off event of the LA Summerfest at Rivendale. Dr. Marc Winger, retired Superintendent of the Newhall School District, will be inducted in recognition of his leadership and support of the arts in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Since before Shakespeare’s time, the post of the Lord Chamberlain was responsible for patronage of the arts. Induction to the Court is a designation to honor patrons who have made a significant contribution to the arts in our community. Dr. Winger was instrumental in the development of the Shakespeare in the Park program, and has been a ardent supporter of arts in education throughout his career in Santa Clarita. Dr. Winger joins past honorees including Retired LA County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, Councilperson Laurene Weste, CalArts President, Dr. Steven Lavine, Frank Kleeman, and Dr. Dianne Van Hook, Chancellor of College of the Canyons.
The Court of the Lord Chamberlain gala marks the opening of the eight season of the LA SummerFest, which takes place at Rivendale at Towsley Canyon in Santa Clarita. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 15, 2016 and includes a buffet dinner, drinks, dessert and a preview of the season. Tickets prices are $65 and are available https://2017lordchamberlaingala.eventbrite.com.The funds raised through this event support the Festival and the Educational Outreach program of the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival.
The LA SummerFest is an annual cultural production of the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival. One of the fastest growing events of its kind in the Southland, the LA SummerFEST consists of music, theatre, and special events including the annual Shakespeare in the Park series, community concerts, A Night of Opera, and the summer music festivals The BluesFEST, and Jazz & Wine at Rivendale.
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