“A Tribute to JoAnn Falletta” 2020 Spring Gala Cancelled
Your support of the VSO is needed now more than ever. You can help by making a donation in honor of JoAnn Falletta using the link below, by purchasing a concert subscription at www.virginiasymphony.com, by following the VSS and VSO on Facebook, and by spreading the word about the music, messages, and education resources created by our VSO musicians.
Thank you for your understanding and support!
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Applause For Our 2020 Gala Sponsors
The Virginia Symphony Society extends a heartfelt thank you to each of the organizations and individuals below who each chose to support the VSO by either donating their 2020 gala sponsorship or extending it to the 2021 gala. We are so grateful for your generosity and for the tremendous support of the Williamsburg community.
SCHUBERT CIRCLE SPONSORS
BACH CIRCLE SPONSORS
BRAHMS CIRCLE DONORS
Dick & Beverly Hanley
Kent & Alice Herring
Pat & Elaine McDermott
Bob & Diane Petterson
BENEFACTOR CIRCLE DONOR
Page & Ginny Cranford
“An Evening on Broadway” 2019 Gala Entertains, Inspires Support for the VSO
The Virginia Symphony Society’s 2019 gala benefit for the Virginia Symphony, recognized the tremendous contributions of the Gala Honoree, Patrick McDermott, as well as Honorary Chairs, Bob and Diane Petterson.
In his remarks, Patrick emphasized his passion for the mission of the VSO and the importance of a servant-minded spirit. We thank Patrick for his positive support and for all of his efforts on behalf of the VSO.
Actress and Yorktown native, Tiffany Haas, famous for her role as Glinda in the Broadway show Wicked, mesmerized guests with lively renditions of Broadway tunes. Tiffany was accompanied by talented pianist Bart Keubler.
Local high school orchestra students provided live music during the cocktail hour and were recognized at the dinner. A silent auction and live auction items included a trip to New York City with tickets to Broadway shows, a wine-tasting experience, and a voice lesson with Tiffany Haas – raising nearly $30,000 for the VSO in addition to sponsorships, ticket sales, and individual gifts.
Over the years, proceeds from VSS galas have totaled over $250,000 – providing direct support for VSO led musical experiences in our region – including local concert programming and new music education programs led by professional VSO musicians in our schools.
Auctioneer and Gala Committee Thank You
Special thanks to our 2019 Auctioneer team of Rick & Lara Overy of Compass Wealth Strategies and Aaron Williams of Williams Landscape & Design whose continued efforts helped us raise thousands of dollars to support music outreach in our community.
A big thank you also goes out to the 2019 Gala Planning Committee for all of the time and volunteer hours spent making the night so special. From coordinating with musicians, menu planning, marketing, ticketing, finance, auction planning and more – this team did an outstanding job attending to every detail.
We thank you and appreciate you for all you do!