I have spent ten years in a leadership role during the twenty years GPAC has been operating. During that time we have accomplished several magnificent and impactful endeavors. GPAC created IRIS Orchestra while under the direction of its Founding Executive Director, Albert Pertalion. During the era under the direction of Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, the GPAC Youth Symphony Orchestra was founded, the dance program grew and GPAC Journeys was launched. We all recall ground-shaking performances by Ray Charles, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Alison Krauss and Yo-Yo Ma as well as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s full company debut, all occurring here at GPAC. Many times GPAC has been the first presenter to bring international superstars to this market.
Today we intently maintain and grow the programs developed during our first two decades. The support provided to GPAC by the City of Germantown has been guided and championed by former Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy since day one. We welcome the ongoing support provided to GPAC by Duncan-Williams, Inc. Their support, coupled with the leadership provided by the GPAC Foundation Board of Directors, has helped GPAC rise as this region's leading presenting venue for all genres of the performing arts. Under the new leadership of Mayor Mike Palazzolo and the Board of Alderman of the City of Germantown, GPAC's future is exciting and bright.