Symphony Gala

BSO Gala - City of Boston
oston Symphony Orchestra/Gewandhausorchester Alliance
oston Symphony Orchestra/Gewandhausorchester Alliance

Symphony Gala
Friday, November 1, 2019

Symphony Gala Ticket Order Form (PDF)

“An absolute dream come true is the chance to bring my two orchestras together for joint performances as part of the Boston Symphony Orchestra/Gewandhausorchester Alliance. In addition to sharing a deep musical heritage and co-commissioning several new works that speak to the future of our field, next season both orchestras are collaborating on stage for three performances, representing an absolutely unique event in the classical music world. I am so grateful to my colleagues at each orchestra for finding a way through the many challenges to make these performances a reality.”-Andris Nelsons

The Boston Symphony Orchestra/Gewandhausorchester Alliance, curated by Andris Nelsons, breaks new ground this year with the first-ever joint BSO/GHO concerts, taking place at Symphony Hall during the third “Leipzig Week in Boston.” In this third year of the BSO/GHO Alliance, the Gewandhausorchester itself comes to Boston in late October and early November. The gala concert on Friday, November 1 bringing together the BSO and GHO feature Olivier Latry in performances of Richard Strauss’ Festive Prelude for organ and orchestra, and BSO wind principals John Ferrillo and Richard Svoboda and GHO string principals Frank-Michael Erben and Christian Giger in Haydn’s Sinfonia concertante in B-flat for oboe, bassoon, violin, and cello; Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy. Following the gala concert, there will be a festive dinner celebration throughout Symphony Hall. 

Friday, November 1, 2019
Symphony Hall

6:00PM Concert
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Gewadhausorchester Leipzig
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Olivier Latry, organ
John Ferrillo, oboe
Richard Svoboda, bassoon
Frank-Michael Erben, violin
Christian Giger, cello

STRAUSS Festive Prelude, for organ and orchestra
HAYDN Sinfonia concertante in B-flat for oboe, bassoon, violin and cello
SCRIABIN Poem of Ecstasy

7:30PM Gala Dinner

10:00PM Dessert and Entertainment

Cocktail Attire


Gala Chairs
Gregory E. Bulger and Richard J. Dix
Deborah and Philip Edmundson
 
Gala Committee
Diane M. Austin and Aaron J. Nurick
Liliana and Hillel Bachrach
Karen S. Bressler and Scott M. Epstein
Joanne and Timothy Burke
Catherine and Paul Buttenwieser
Susan and Gerald Cohen
Roberta L. Cohn
RoAnn Costin
Cynthia and Oliver Curme
Julie and Ronald Druker
Mary J. Greer
Ricki Tigert Helfer and Michael S. Helfer
Albert A. Holman III and Susan P. Stickells
Barbara and Amos Hostetter
Susan A. Johnston
Steve Kidder and Judy Malone
Tom Kuo and Alexandra DeLaite
Joyce Linde
Elizabeth W. and John M. Loder
Nancy and Richard Lubin
Josh and Jessica Lutzker
Carmine A. and Beth V. Martignetti
Jane B. and Robert J. Mayer, M.D.
Susan W. Paine
Wendy Philbrick and Edward Baptiste
Randy and Stephanie Pierce
Drs. Lina S. and Eduardo R. Plantilla
Dan Schrager and Ellen Gaies
Anne-Marie Soullière and Lindsey C.Y. Kiang
Linda and Daniel Waintrup
Eric and Sarah Ward
Christoph and Barbara Wolff
Marillyn Tufte Zacharis


Gala benefactor ticket prices are as follows:

Underwriting Benefactor Table-$100,000
Value of benefits is $4,350

  • Premium seating for the gala dinner and program for 10 guests
  • Limousine service for the donor and their guests
  • Four tickets to an Andris Nelsons concert and backstage visit
  • Opportunity for up to 20 guests to attend a closed BSO rehearsal
  • Opportunity to give a block of tickets to a BSO concert to another charity the donor supports
  • Appropriate listing in printed materials

Platinum Benefactor Table-$50,000
Value of benefits is $4,250

  • Premium seating for the gala dinner and program for 10 guests
  • Limousine service for the donor
  • Complimentary parking near the Hall for their guests
  • Opportunity for up to 20 guests to attend a closed BSO rehearsal OR Two tickets to an Andris Nelsons concert and backstage visit
  • Opportunity to give a block of tickets to a BSO concert to another charity the donor supports
  • Appropriate listing in printed materials

Gold Benefactor Table-$25,000
Value of benefits is $3,100

  • Premium seating for the gala dinner and program for 10 guests
  • Sedan service for the donor
  • Complimentary parking near the Hall for their guests
  • Opportunity for up to 10 guests to attend a closed BSO rehearsal
  • Appropriate listing in printed materials

Silver Benefactor Table-$15,000
Value of benefits is $2,950

  • Prime seating for the gala dinner and program for 10 guests
  • Complimentary parking near the Hall for the donor and their guests
  • Appropriate listing in printed materials

Gala Benefactor Ticket-$2,500
Value of benefits is $300

  • Prime seating for the gala concert and dinner
  • Complimentary parking near the Hall
  • Appropriate listing in printed materials

Gala Ticket-$1,250
Value of benefits is $280

  • Reserved seating for the gala dinner and program

Appropriate listing in printed materials


For more information or to reserve
your space at the gala, please contact:

Kathleen Pendleton
Assistant Manager of Development Events and Volunteer Services
Phone: 617-638-9391
Email: kpendleton@bso.org

Early tickets are recommended. 
Symphony Gala Ticket Order Form (PDF)