Saying it with music

The board of directors of the Westchester Philharmonic has elected Millicent L. Kaufman to its newly titled position of chair. Kaufman, a member of the board for 11 years and its president from 2003 to 2006, succeeds Neil D. Aaron, who will continue on the board’s executive committee. The longtime Scarsdale resident and community leader – who is president of K L Travel Inc. there – was elected unanimously at a recent meeting of the board.

“Being an integral part of the leadership team of the Westchester Philharmonic for more than a decade is a great honor,” Kaufman says. “I look forward to working with my dedicated fellow board members, our hard-working staff, and all of our friends and patrons in the community in support of this incredible orchestra, which is such an indispensible aspect of our cultural life.

Aaron noted the continuity and ease of transition in returning the reins to his immediate predecessor:

“Millicent and I have worked very closely together over the years. She is a formidable fundraiser and a passionate advocate for the orchestra. I look forward to continuing my work on the board’s executive committee and to assisting Millicent in any way I can.”

The Phil launches its season Nov. 24 with Jeremy Denk at the keyboard for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 and Beethoven’s Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat and at the podium to lead the orchestra as well in the Presto from Haydn’s Symphony No. 2. Then conductor Ted Sperling returns Dec. 22 for the annual Winter Pops concert, which this time will salute Broadway ’59.

It was a very good year.

For the complete schedule of concerts and tickets, visit or call (914) 682-3707. And look for more on the Phil and its business partnerships in our sister publications, the Westchester County Business Journal and the Fairfield County Business Journal. 



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