Updated Feb 16:

Dominican University has created a beautiful web presence for this benefit featuring the Camerata Ireland chamber orchestra. [This webpage is no longer available on the Internet.]

About the Bravo Award:

Presentation of the Bravo Award: Presented to a person or organization whose exceptional contributions have enhanced the Chicagoland community’s opportunities to appreciate and enjoy the best in the performing arts. Past Bravo Award recipients include the Harrison and Lois Steans family, James J. and Ellen O’Connor…

The program for the evening includes lots of Mozart, so if you live in the Chicago area or can travel there, this should be a wonderful experience, despite the fact that Mr. Byrne will not be able to attend!

Updated Feb 15:

As noted in the Byrne-ing News:

The very nice Jessica at Dominican University has responded with the following disappointing news:

Unfortunately we have just learned that Gabriel will not be able to attend our benefit to accept his Bravo Award due to delays in his film shooting schedule. We are hoping he will be able to send a videotaped message for our audience. Gabriel’s friend, actor John Mahoney will accept the award on his behalf.

She also replied that she will let us know if the video will be available for us to view at some later time. So stay tuned!

From the Feb 10 Press Release:

Dominican University will present the elegant Camerata Ireland chamber orchestra in the Annual Trustee Benefit Concert on Saturday, March 12 at 5:00 p.m. During intermission, the university’s annual Bravo Award will be presented to actor, director, writer, producer and Cultural Ambassador for Ireland Gabriel Byrne. The concert will be held in the acoustically superb, intimate Lund Auditorium, 7900 W. Division Street, River Forest.

The Performing Arts Center at Dominican University, which is in River Forest, Illinois in the US, is on Facebook, of course.

And the Camerata Ireland official website has a listing of all of the performances scheduled for them as part of Imagine Ireland.

Images from the Dominican University and Camerata Ireland websites


  1. Stephanie

    Stella is really nice to share all the news of Gabriel Byrne and I really love your images. All the best for you.

  2. Great Stella hope u keep us an update on the news.

  3. Thanks for sharing. Hope Gabriel will have time to be at the event himself. I would love to hear Camerata Ireland playing.

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