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The Philadelphia Orchestra Volunteers, Board, and Musicians

invite you to join them at the celebration of the Orchestra's 119th season at the

Opening Night Concert and Gala 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018 
The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts

Our acclaimed and exciting music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will launch his seventh season with the Orchestra at this Opening Night event. He and our talented musicians will perform a spectacular program, including Richard Strauss’s Don Juan and Gioachino Rossini’s Overture from William Tell–two audience favorites. Plus, a special surprise chamber music performance by Yannick at the keyboard with musicians of the Orchestra!

Opening Night Co-Chairs Alison Avery Lerman and Lexa Edsall, Volunteer Association President Nancy Galloway (as of September 2018), Board Chairman Richard Worley, and the Opening Night Gala committee look forward to welcoming you to this special evening, featuring great music, high couture, and black tie, and delicious food and champagne with Philadelphia’s cultural leaders and arts patrons.

Also, the 2018 Philadelphia Orchestra Award will be presented to our beloved friend Joe Manko as we pay tribute to the leadership and volunteer service both Joe and his late wife, Lynn, have provided, honoring their many contributions to the Volunteer and Orchestra families.

The Gala portion of the evening is currently sold out.  Please call the Volunteer Relations Office at 215.893.1956 or e-mail dbyrne@philorch.org with questions. 

 

Join Us at one of the following levels:

All premium Opening Night sponsors (1,500+) are entitled to:

  • Invitation to Pre-Gala Reception at the Rittenhouse Square home of Board member Elaine Camarda on June 10, 2018 (space limited, reply needed by May 18th)
  • Name included among Sponsors on Gala invitation
  • Pre-concert Red Carpet Reception for all guests
  • Name on 3-sheet outside Kimmel Center prior to event and on signage at Opening Night Gala
  • Name recognized in Playbill
  • Mention in press releases to publicize the event and on the event website


Lead Benefactor: $50,000 ($40,644 tax deductible)

  • Priority Seating at Concert: 10 Tier 1 Box Seats and 10 Premier Seats
  • 20 tickets to the Gala dinner (Two Tables of 10 guests each), with priority seating on Commonwealth Plaza
  • A portion of your sponsorship will underwrite the cost of 10 musicians to attend the Gala dinner

Cocktail Reception Benefactor: $30,000 ($24,052 tax deductible)

  • Priority Seating at Concert: 6 Tier 1 Box Seats and 6 Premier Seats 
  • 12 tickets to the Gala dinner (One Table of 12 guests), with priority seating on Commonwealth Plaza
  • A portion of your sponsorship will underwrite the cost of 8 musicians to attend the Gala

Diamond Benefactor: $25,000 ($19,760 tax deductible)

  • Priority Seating at Concert: 10 Tier 1 Box Seats 
  • 10 dinner tickets to the Gala dinner (One Table of 10 guests), with priority seating on Commonwealth Plaza
  • A portion of your sponsorship will underwrite the cost of 6 musicians to attend the Gala

Platinum Benefactor: $10,000 ($6,588 tax deductible)

  • Premier Seating at Concert: 6 Seats
  • 6 tickets to the Gala dinner (One Table of 6 guests)
  • A portion of your sponsorship will underwrite the cost of 4 musicians to attend the Gala

Gold Benefactor: $5,000 ($2,300 tax deductible)

  • Premier Seating at Concert: 4 Seats
  • 4 Priority tickets for the Gala dinner
  • A portion of your sponsorship will underwrite the cost of 2 musicians to attend the Gala

Principal Benefactor:  $1,500 per person ($1,066 tax deductible)

  • Premier Concert seating 
  • Priority seating at the Gala dinner 
  • A portion of your sponsorship will underwrite the cost of 2 musicians to attend the Gala

Benefactor: $1,000 per person ($644 tax deductible)

  • Preferred Concert seating at Opening Night
  • Preferred seating at the Gala dinner 
  • Admission to the exclusive pre-concert Red Carpet Reception on Tier 2
  • Recognition in Playbill 
  • A portion of your sponsorship will underwrite the cost of a musician to attend the Gala

Patron: $500 per person ($169 tax deductible)

  • Preferred Concert seating on the Orchestra Level 
  • Preferred seating at the Gala dinner 
  • Admission to the pre-concert Champagne Reception on Commonwealth Plaza
  • Recognition in Playbill

Young Friends Benefactor Table: $2,500, ages 21-40 ($1,690 tax deductible)

  • Preferred Concert seating on the Orchestra Level: 10 Tickets
  • 10 tickets for the Gala dinner
  • Admission to the exclusive pre-concert Red Carpet Reception on Tier 2
  • Recognition in Playbill

Young Friend: $175 (Ages 21-40)

  • Preferred Concert seating on Orchestra level
  • Seating at the Gala dinner
  • Admission to the pre-concert Champagne Reception in Commonwealth Plaza
  • Recognition in Playbill

 

The Philadelphia Orchestra would like to extend our gratitude to our 2018 Opening Night sponsors

Diamond Benefactors
Edith R. Dixon
David W. Haas
Joseph Neubauer and Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer

Platinum Benefactors
Alexandra Victor Edsall and Robert Victor
The Leslie Miller and Richard Worley Foundation
PECO
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
The Honorable Constance H. and Dr. Sankey Williams

Gold Benefactors
Anonymous
Ballard Spahr LLP
Jeffry Benoliel and Amy Branch
Elaine Woo Camarda
Mrs. Constance Benoliel-Rock
Judith Broudy and Eli Packman
Richard S. Burns & Company, Inc.
Chimicles & Tikellis
Tobey and Mark Dichter
Mr. and Mrs. Pierre S. du Pont IV
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Marie Field
Marcy Gringlas and Joel Greenberg
J. Lindon Hickerson
Dilworth Paxson, LLP
Neal W. Krouse
Malmud-Kravitz Foundation
Mr. John H. McFadden and Ms. Lisa D. Kabnick
Dr. Hilarie and Mr. Mitchell Morgan
Ralph Muller and Elizabeth Johnston
Alan and Louise Reed
Lyn M. Ross
Dianne and Jeffrey Rotwitt
Mark and Robin Rubenstein
The Snider Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Townsend

Principal Benefactors
Franny and Franny Abbott
Peter A. Benoliel and Willo Carey
Charlotte H. Biddle
Sibby Brasler
Stephen and Naomi Breman
Rich and Flo Celender
Sara Cerato and Dennis Adams
Michael and Constance Cone
Sarah Coulson
Nancy and Kenneth Davis
Peter and Lisa DiLullo
Ray Dombroski and Colleen DeMorat
Stacy Maria Dutton and Charles McMahon
Nancy and John Galloway
John and Judy Glick
Carole Haas Gravagno
Lauren Hart and Todd Carmichael
Martin and Cynthia Heckscher
Lenora and Eric Hume
Osagie and Losenge Imasogie
Rachelle and Ronald Kaiserman
Dr. Roy Lerman and Ms. Alison Avery Lerman
Elizabeth and Edwin Mahoney
Sandy and David Marshall
Kathleen Buffum McCoy
Robert E. Mortensen
Mr. and Mrs. John Moyer
Caroline B. Rogers
Mr. and Mrs. Randy S. Ronning
Lynn and Anthony C. Salvo
Mrs. Adele K. Schaeffer
Peter and Mari Shaw
Constance Smukler
Randy Swartz and Judith Sills Swartz
Barbara and Leonard A. Sylk
Thomas and Patricia Vernon
Jack and Ramona Vosbikian
The Honorable and Mrs. Thomas D. Watkins
Morris Williams, Jr.
Lisa and Paul Yakulis

 

Concert Only: Prices for concert-only tickets range from $50-$95. To reserve your tickets, please call Ticket Philadelphia at 215.893.1999 or click here: