2014 Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit

  • Award presenters Cindy Pritzker and Joan Harris. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Frank Gehry and Joan Harris. (Photo by Dan Rest)
  • John Bryan, Penny Pritzker, Cindy Pritzker, Tom Pritzker. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Curtis Drayer, James L. Alexander, and Grant Park Orchestral Association President & CEO Paul Winberg. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Greg Cameron and James L. Alexander. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Frank Gehry and Cindy Pritzker. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Grant Park Orchestral Association board chair Charles Kierscht and board member Susan Noel. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Donna La Pietra and John Bryan. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Francee Harrington and Grant Park Orchestral Association board member Vern Broders

  • Grant Park Orchestral Association board member Ginger Meyer, Jim Ginsburg, and Patrice Michaels. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Ed Uhlir and Betsy Ingram. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Bruce Czuchna, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar, Holly Birnbaum, and Mark Sherman. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Joe and Julie Newbauer, Fidel Marquez Jr., Trent and Amy Sheridan. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Grant Park Orchestra members Laura Miller and Jonathan Boen. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Evan Plummer, Chet Gougis, Shelley Ochab, and Vern Broders. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • John and Maureen Willenborg, Jim Friestad, Grant Park Orchestral Association board member Kate Donaldson and Ryan Whitacre. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Neville and John Bryan and Penny Pritzker. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Grant Park Orchestral Association board member Hon. Rhoda Sweeney Drucker and Fred Drucker. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Marc and Linda Weissbluth with Grant Park Orchestral Association board member Julian Oettinger. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Robin and Mark Seigle, Roberta Siegel, Grant Park Orchestral Association board member Peter Ascoli, and Howard Siegel. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Grant Park Orchestra member Tom Yang and Cecelia Samans. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Laura Borusas, Joyce Saxon, and Leah Gobin. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Sheldon and Susan Good. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Beth Rodriguez and Rose Owen. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • James and Grant Park Orchestra Association board member Eileen Friestad, Maureen Sullivan Taylor and Terrence Taylor. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Elizabeth Ellis, Christine and Bill Youmans, and Lincoln Ellis. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • David and Bobbie Blumenfeld and Barbara Burnes. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Project Inclusion String Quartet members Maria Arrua, Victor Sotelo, Marlea Simpson, and Kyle Dickson. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Grant Park Orchestral Association board members Vern Broders and Kate Donaldson welcome guests to the 2014 Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Darrel Hackett of BMO Private Bank presents the 2014 Advocate for the Arts award to ComEd's Fidel Marquez Jr. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Master of Ceremonies Bill Kurtis hosts the evening. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Soprano Janai Brugger performs, accompanied by Patrick Sinozich. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Joan Harris presents the 2014 Advocate for the Arts Award to Anita Tyson and James L. Alexander of the Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • The Project Inclusion String Quartet performs. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Kyle Dickson shares his uplifting experience as a member of Project Inclusion with Bill Kurtis. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Guests raise their paddles in support of Festival Connect, the Grant Park Music Festival's education and community engagement initiative. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Cindy Pritzker presents the 2014 Advocate for the Arts Award to architect Frank Gehry, designer of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. (Photo by Dan Rest)

  • Cindy Pritzker and John Bryan present Frank Gehry with the Advocate for the Arts Award. (Photo by Dan Rest)