CLASSICALLY CLIBURN GALA 2018: a Russian Romance

Friday, April 6, 2018 • Ridglea Country Club
A tribute to the 60th Anniversary of Van Cliburn’s historic International Tchaikovsky Competition victory in Moscow at the height of the Cold War 

Our thanks to all who attended Classically Cliburn Gala 2018: a Russian Romance! What a wonderful evening paying tribute to our inspiration and namesake, Van Cliburn, and honoring Carla Kemp Thompson and her husband Kelly for their years of dedicated service. Special gratitude goes the gala chairmen, Kaydee & Bill Bailey and Kim & Glenn Darden.

As Jacques said from the stage: the proceeds from the Gala provide vital support for all Cliburn initiatives, including our comprehensive career management, which propels our competition winners to the world stage, and our signature music education program, Cliburn in the Classroom, which serves over 50,000 North Texas elementary students in their schools each year.