On July 13th, CAS will honor the illustrious legacy of the family of the great lyricist and composer, Irving Berlin at its annual gala and major fundraiser at the Beaverkill Valley Inn. Berlin called Lew Beach home for many years, inspiring the famed “White Christmas”. His daughter, granddaughter and grandchildren also take inspiration from the area, informing their respective creative endeavors in the literary and performing arts. Berlin’s great-great grandsons, Willie and Nicky Swett will perform a repertoire from some of his best known compositions. Nicky Swett, cello, and Willie Swett, double bass have appeared in recital at Lutkin Hall at Northwestern University, Morse Recital Hall at The Juilliard School, the Diller Quaile School of Music in New York, along with open-air performances they have given in Central Park, Paris, and Denmark.