DCFAS Elisha Darlin Awards press release Print
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Written by Ian Loar   
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:52
[DUBUQUE, IA] Dubuque County Fine Arts Society is proud to announce that they will present Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Conductor William Intriligator with the 33rd annual Elisha Darlin Award at a reception on Friday, March 29 at the Hotel Julien  Dubuque. Each year, the Fine Arts Society presents the Elisha Darlin Arts Award in recognition of the contributions of an individual or group who impact the cultural landscape of the Dubuque community. Past recipients include artists in various mediums, arts organizers, advocates, patrons, educators, and those involved in the promotion of arts and culture.

This year, Fine Arts Society presents the award to William Intriligator. In his 13th season as Music Director and Conductor of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Intriligator has guided the orchestra through an exciting period of artistic and organizational  growth. Under Intriligator’s direction, the orchestra is performing at higher levels of musical excellence. During his tenure the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra has added staged opera, staged ballet, a chamber series, programs designed for young professionals, additional educational youth concerts, new education initiatives, the re-introduction of family concerts, and large scale festivals such as the MozartFest and the Multicultural Festival.

An annual award presented by the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society, the Elisha Darlin Arts Award honors an individual or group that has made an outstanding contribution to the arts. Named after the late Elisha Darlin, an educator and founding board member of Dubuque County Fine Arts Society, past recipients of the award include Ruth and Russ Nash, Sue Riedel, Lenore Howard and Doug Donald, Sue Flogel, Bob Woodward, Gail Chavenelle, Sandye Voight, Gene Tully, Fran and Ellen Henkels, former Dubuque City Councilwoman Ann Michalski, and the Dubuque Cultural Preservation Committee among many others.

Founded by Russ and Ruth Nash in 1976, DCFAS is a non-profit organization that works to encourage, promote, and present local and regional arts. Current programming includes Dubuquefest Fine Arts Festival, Dubuque Fine Arts Players One Act Plays, Dubuque Writers Guild, Nash Gallery, Voices from the Warehouse District and Rogue Collections.

The Elisha Darlin Awards Dinner supports the sustainability of vibrant and low-cost arts programming provided by DCFAS, and is set for Friday, March 29 at 6 p.m. at the Grande Ballroom of the Hotel Julien.

Dinner/event tickets available at the door or in advance. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 563-513-7007.