Famed Conductor Eve Queler to be Honored by The New Jewish Home

By David Salazar
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Famed conductor Eve Queler is set to be honored by The New Jewish Home this May.

The organization will present the accolade at its annual “Eight Over Eighty” Gala in Manhattan on May 31, 2023 at the Ziegfield Ballroom.

Queler had a storied career as one of the few women conductors during an era dominated by men. She conducted over 100 operas in Carnegie Hall and worked with such organizations as the Hamburg State Opera, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the National Theatre in Prague, the Frankfurt Opera, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, among others. She was a founder of the Opera Orchestra of New York and worked on the staff of the Metropolitan Opera and New York City Opera.

Among the other honorees will be Grammy winner Ron Carter, editor and writer LettyCottin Pogrebin, novelist Erica Jong, activist Sandford “Sandy” David Greenberg, healthcare provider and leader Dr. Billy E. Jones, businessman Peter May, wealth management industry leader Stanley Pantowich, and healthcare industry leader Bruce McIver.

The “Eight Over Eighty” Gala was created in 2014.

Per its official statement, “since 1848, The New Jewish Home has helped older New Yorkers live full and meaningful lives by providing outstanding health care and innovative programming. The New Jewish Home is a comprehensive, mission-driven nonprofit health care system serving older adults of all faiths, ethnicities, and income levels.”