November 21, 2015—The Auditorium Theatre hosted The Billy Strayhorn Festival Gala Celebration in the Hilton Chicago’s illustrious Grand Ballroom featuring entertainment by Orbert Davis and The Rich Daniels Quintet. The event was attended by nearly 300 guests and raised $215,000 to support Auditorium Theatre initiatives. Following the Gala, guests boarded trolleys en route to the Auditorium Theatre for VIP seating at the Strayhorn Festival finale performance, Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn.