John, Susan Tew to be honored at Opera gala

John and Susan Tew

John and Susan Tew

Friday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m., The Hilton Netherland

The Cincinnati Opera gala, “A Night of Passion and Fashion,” will honor longtime supporters Dr. John Tew and Susan Tew.

“Since this gala is a celebration of our partnerships with the University of Cincinnati, we are thrilled to honor John and Susan, two people who embody this connection,” said gala co-chair Liz Kathman Grubow of LPK. Flavia Bastos also serves as co-chair.

John Tew has served on the Cincinnati Opera’s board since 2007 and has appeared onstage as a supernumerary in three operas. As director of community outreach and philanthropy for integrative medicine at UC Health and UC’s College of Medicine, John Tew lectures frequently about the links among longevity, cognition and the pillars of healthy living. This follows a long tenure with the UC Department of Neurosurgery and UC Neuroscience Institute. He also envisioned and co-founded the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and co-created the UC Health/Opera Music and Healing Partnership.

Susan Tew is a strong supporter of education. She is an emeritus member of the Catholic Inner City Schools board of trustees. She works with the Adult Spirituality Institute at The Athenaeum of Ohio and with her husband at Sempre Sano, an annual wellness conference. She facilitates faith enrichment courses and meditation practice. Both enjoy learning about opera firsthand through travel, lectures and performances.

The gala also will celebrate Cincinnati Opera’s partnerships with the university, highlighting the work of students from the College-Conservatory of Music, as well as the School of Art and the Myron E. Ullman Jr. School of Design.

Tickets are $275 and up.

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