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The Event Office

The Event Office manages fundraising benefits for some of New York’s top charitable organizations. As a boutique special event production firm, we provide consultation and full application for non-profits. We supervise event fundraising campaigns from concept to completion and are expert at black-tie dinner dances, benefit galas, golf outings, charity auctions and cultivation cocktail parties. Scott Perrin, Founder and Managing Member of The Event Office, and his team coordinate a full schedule of fundraising events each season by taking comprehensive responsibility for fundraising campaigns.  The Event Office has created hundreds of special events from elegant, black-tie fundraising galas to Bill Clinton’s Presidential inauguration to celebrations surrounding The Grammy Awards to postage stamp introductions by the United States Post Office.

Prior to creating The Event Office, Scott Perrin served as Director of Special Events at Lenox Hill Hospital and also as a member of the Board of Governors of Brown University and President of The Brown University Club in New York.  Earlier in his career, Scott served as Chair of the Trinity School Younger Alumni Committee, as Chair of the Greenwich Village Historical Preservation Society Junior Committee, and as Chair of the En Garde Arts Junior Committee.  Scott grew up in the entertainment industry as the son of orchestra leader Forrest Perrin and comedy writer Lesley Davison (“Laugh-In”).

Scott Perrin has produced numerous musical revues hailed by The New York Times as “The best revues in New York in years” including the Rodgers & Hammerstein revue, “A Grand Night for Singing,” which moved from the cabaret venue, Rainbow & Stars, to Broadway and received two Tony® Award nominations including Best Musical.  Off-Broadway, Scott produced “The Flying Karamazov Brothers,” “Our Sinatra,” “Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know,” and the critically-acclaimed, ten year series of entertainment at Rainbow & Stars / The Rainbow Room, saluting Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jule Styne, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Leonard Bernstein, 20th Century R&B, and 20th Century Pop.

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The Forrest Perrin Orchestra

The Forrest Perrin Orchestra

The Forrest Perrin Orchestra, which Liz Smith calls “the band of my dreams,” provides New York City’s favorite and most sophisticated music. It has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Gracie Mansion, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has provided the music for motion picture premieres, Broadway show openings, and hundreds of theatrical galas, fashion spectaculars, and social events.

The Forrest Perrin Orchestra has accompanied Frank Sinatra, Ginger Rogers, Liza Minnelli, Rudy Vallee, Dolores Gray, Jane Withers, Mabel Mercer, and Barbara Walters and has performed in stage tributes to Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, Martha Graham, and Governor Mario Cuomo. Forrest Perrin was the Musical Director for the Night of 100 Stars party at Radio City Music Hall; the First New York Festival of the Arts’ A Cabaret for Cole and the annual Cabaret Convention, both at Town Hall; the star-studded 100th anniversary of San Diego’s landmark Hotel Del Coronado; the 125th anniversary of A&P, the 150th anniversary of Tiffany’s; Random House’s 75th; Helen Hayes’ 90th; Playbill’s 100th; and Cole Porter’s 100th.

The Forrest Perrin Orchestra has been featured, along with a host of stars, at some of the most memorable evenings in New York social history: An American Cabaret at the Whitney Museum; annual galas at the Frick Museum, the New York Public Library, the Metropolitan Opera, the Archives of American Art, the American Craft Museum, and Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center; and charity benefits for the March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society, Literacy Volunteers, and Lenox Hill Hospital.

The Forrest Perrin Orchestra has played at milestone galas for The New Yorker and New York magazines, and at publication parties introducing Lauren Bacall’s BY MYSELF; David Brinkley’s WASHINGTON GOES TO WAR; John le Carre’s THE RUSSIA HOUSE; Brooke Astor’s THE LAST BLOSSOM ON THE PLUM TREE; Ted Sennett’s HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS; Louis Botto’s AT THIS THEATRE; Howard Dietz’s DANCING IN THE DARK; Toni Morrison’s BELOVED; and Robert A. Caro’s MEANS OF ASCENT.

Appearing regularly on the social circuit from Newport to the Hamptons, The Forrest Perrin Orchestra has played for both the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and the Radio City Musical Hall gala celebrating the premiere of the television series based on their lives. Other television appearances include the programs 60 Minutes and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.