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JULIE MENIN is Director of the Census for New York City. She will discuss this arcane and fascinating subject so vital to the economic and political future of our City, from allocations of federal funding to the number of congressional seats.Julie brought the Grammys to New York as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, after serving as NYC Director of Consumer Affairs. Appointed by Mayor de Blasio in January 2019 as both Director of the Census and Executive Assistant Corporation Counsel, Her focus in both jobs is the ongoing array of conflicts and litigation with the Trump administration. She will give us an insider perspective on the Census, noting that “the stakes have never been higher.” She is also a Trustee and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. A future Mayor of New York? We could do worse.
MARK JANAS began his piano studies at age of three, composed a sonatina at 5, and by high school was conducting the Hammond Area Youth Orchestra. While a senior at Indiana, he was chosen by Leonard Bernstein to conduct at festivals in Israel and Austria. He performed all over the United States as associate conductor for two national tours of Les Misérables, as well as being Musical Director for the Yale Repertory Theatre, Hippodrome State Theatre and Arkansas Repertory Theatre. His client list includes such stars as Len Cariou, Liz Robertson & Kathleen Turner. He is a Two-Time Bistro Award Winner – one for Outstanding Achievement as Musical Director and one for creating Salon, a unique, weekly open mic event. He is an Eight-Time MAC Award Winner – six for being Salon’s Founder & Artistic Director, one for Best Host and one for Best Song.
EDWARD R. GILMORE has established himself as a successful solo artist, orchestral player, and chamber music recitalist whose performances have been described as ”impassioned” and exhibiting “the most refined interpretive instincts”. The winner of numerous competitions, grants, and awards – including a National Endowment for the Arts Professional Training Grant - Mr. Gilmore studied clarinet with Leon Russianoff at both the Juilliard School and Queens College. He has been a featured artist with orchestras and chamber music ensembles around the world, and has performed locally with the New York Chamber Orchestra, Little Orchestra Society, and the New York Pops, among others. He has recorded for the New World, Centaur, Newport Classics, and Opus One labels. Since 1991 Mr. Gilmore has headed his own Custom Audio/Video Integration Company, Gilmore’s Sound Advice, Inc.