2022 Benefit Concert

Kneisel Hall in New York: Concert Celebrating Ellen Werner

On March 12, 2022, we celebrated Ellen Werner and her remarkable 25-year tenure as executive director of Kneisel Hall. During her time at Kneisel Hall, Ellen dedicated her inexhaustible passion, strength, charm, and care to our community, transforming Kneisel Hall into the stellar institution it is today. 

An extravaganza concert program featured many outstanding Young Artist alumni and faculty performing selections from works by Ravel, Dvořák, Brahms, Mendelssohn, and more. Many of our friends, alumni, donors and supporters joined us to celebrate and honor Ellen’s legacy. 

Ellen continues to make it her life’s mission to help gifted young artists in their musical and personal growth. While she has exited the executive director role, she remains close to us. Ellen is permanently part of the fabric of Kneisel Hall. 

Thank you, Ellen, for all that you have done and are continuing to do for Kneisel Hall!

Donate to Kneisel Hall in honor of Ellen Werner 
You will make a lasting impact in the lives of young artists and the arts community!

Thank You to the Event Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor

Christopher and Susan Pappas



Neil and Trudie Prior



Jon and Judith Dullnig

Thurmond Smithgall



Jeffrey and Shelley Kehl

Susan Richardson


Additional Support

Noel Butcher Hanley

Howard and Dana Harrison