Annual Gala

Annual Gala2018-04-09T18:36:33+00:00

And the dance team winners are…

Eddy and Jannette Bressler.

Thank you to everyone that attended our fundraiser. Dance me to the Moon was a huge success. Thank you to our sponsors: Hufford Horstman Mongini Parnell & Tucker PCNorthern Arizona University Office of the President, Thrivant FinancialPioneer Title Agency – ArizonaFindlay Toyota FlagstaffAlliance Bank of Arizona, Plated Projects, College of Arts and Letters, NAUNorthern Arizona Healthcare Flagstaff, Ann Johnson, Mary Brooker and Aspey, Watkins & Diesel, PLLC – AWD LAW and YOU!!!

Check out photos from our event below.

Photo sponsor: Sean Openshaw

Dancing For Our Stars II

Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at High Country Conference Center
The annual Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra Gala, our primary fundraising event of the year, will be held on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at the High Country Conference Center. This year, the Gala celebrates the milestone of our 68th season with the theme Dance Me to the Moon. Once again it will be a wonderful evening of dining and dancing, musical entertainment, and a live and silent auction. We will be featuring Dancing for our Stars II dance competition.
  • Prices:
    Individual Tickets $125
    Table of Eight $1000
  • Schedule of event:
    Champagne and Cocktails at 6:00pm.
    Dinner at 7:00pm
    Silent auction closes at 8:30pm
    Dance floor open until 10:30pm
  • Call the office for customized service or to arrange fee-free payment by check. 928-774-5107 ext 103
 Ticket sales are closed!

Live Auction Preview

New Orleans, Louisiana for Four Days & Three Nights for Two
Take a step back in time to the 19th century with a stay in the heart of the Central Business District at the St. James Hotel, which puts you within a short walking distance of all the major attractions, including the French Quarter, the Superdome, and all the jazz you could want! For the epitome of personal luxury, the four-star and four-diamond Windsor Court Hotel invites you to relax in its classic elegance. A historic setting, modern amenities and excellent service beckon you to the Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans, which sits adjacent to the famed Bourbon Street. And for a bit of New Orleans charm, the distinct Maison Dupuy Hotel gives you the perfect combination of luxurious relaxation and the hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street. More Details.

Air Combat Mission for One
Become a Top Gun by emerging victorious from this Air Combat Mission! No experience is required for this flight profile, but be prepared to show everyone what you’ve got. This experience includes five air combat engagements, aircraft handling and G exercises, formation Battle Break to full-stop landing, in- flight video and hero photo with training certificate. More Details.

Five Nights in a Two-Bed / Two-Bath Condo In Rocky Point, Mexico
Sleeps up to 6 (2 Queen bedrooms, Pull-out sofa)
Sonoran Spa Resort is the original luxury resort in Rocky Point Mexico located on the Sea of Cortez and Sandy Beach, the most popular Rocky Point beach destination, just 1 hour drive from the US/ Mexico border (3 ½ hours from Phoenix). All Sonoran Spa Resort condos come fully furnished with the comforts of home, have large covered patios facing the beach for the best ocean views, are equipped with TV and CATV service, and have full kitchenettes. More Details.

Dinner for 8 at the Historic Colton House
Come and enjoy a delectable dinner for 8 at the Historic Colton House nestled in the pines by the Museum of Northern Arizona. Chef Ryan Dee trained at L’Ecole Ferrandi (France) studying under a renowned culinary M.O.F. (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) earning himself a CAP (Certificat d’Aptitude Professionnelle) will serve up a gastronomic treat to delight your palates. More Details.

Outdoor Adventure in Lake Tahoe
Discover an alpine paradise at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. Nestled within the Sierra Mountain Range, the stunning locale of this Four Diamond Lake Tahoe hotel is the ideal setting for your next getaway! Tempt Lady Luck in the casino, ease tired muscles with a deep-tissue massage in the world- class spa, savor delicious cuisine, and relax in luxurious amenities to wind down after a spectacular day of adventure! More Details.

Picazzo’s Mural
Remember delightful lunches with friends or dinners with a glass of wine before a Flagstaff Symphony concert at Picazzo’s under the watchful gaze of the historic characters of the iconic mural?  Now you, too, can enjoy that ambience in your own home or vacation get away.  Thanks to a thoughtful donation, this beautiful work of art will be auctioned at the 2018 Gala. Come ready to bid for this very unique item. More Details.

Dancer Bios and Voting
1 vote = $5

Todd Sullivan, Director of the NAU School of Music and his wife, Kimberly, violist in the Flagstaff Symphony. Read Bio Vote Now

Lori Pearlmutter, Quality Manager at North Country Healthcare and Leonard Wood, a physical therapist at Mountain Valley ReUIKeyInputDownArrowhabilitation hospital. Read Bio and Vote Now

Björn Krondorfer, director of the Martin Springer Institute and his partner, Naomi Morrison, FUSD transportation special needs coordinator. Read Bio and Vote Now

Carrie M. Heinonen, CEO and the Robert Breunig Director of the Museum of Northern Arizona and Robert Breunig, President Emeritus at the Museum of Northern Arizona. Read Bio and Vote Now

Eddy Bressler, Facilities Coordinator for NAU Residence Life, and his high school sweetheart, Jannette, co-director of Kingdom Kids preschool and former FSUD elementary school teacher. Read Bio and Vote Now

Voting has ended! 

Sponsor A Table

Table sponsorship helps to fund not only the FSO’s core programs but its mission to enrich, engage, and inspire our community through the performance of orchestral music. Your presence at our gala reinforces your participation as an active civic partner in the arts and education.

Table sponsorships are available for $2,500 or $5,000 and include acknowledgement in our annual program and event program, and premium seating.

Thank you to our table sponsors for the 2018 Gala!

NAU Office of the President
Plated Projects – Ryan Field
NAU College of Arts and Letters
Hufford Horstman Mongini Parnell & Tucker
Northern Arizona Healthcare
Ann Johnson
Thrivent Financial
Findlay Toyota – DRTDA
Pioneer Title
Alliance Bank of Arizona – Tim Dodt

Menu – All dishes are Gluten Free

High Country Salad
Crisp Mesclun Greens, English cucumbers, Sliced Strawberries, marinated baby artichokes and feta Cheese
Side Dressings of Champagne Vinaigrette and Ranch

Grilled Stuffed Breast of Chicken
Stuffed with Shitake Mushrooms, Poblano and Red bell peppers, and pepper jack cheese, complimented with Chipotle – Chive mashed potatoes accompanied with mélange of grilled vegetables; finished with a Roasted red pepper and cilantro cream sauce

Roasted Vegetable Stack
Roasted Zucchini, yellow squash, asparagus, Grilled Portobello Mushroom, grape tomatoes and finished with a Herb Roasted Pepper Couli and Chipotle – Chive Mashed Potatoes

Flourless Chocolate Cake
with Caramel drizzle, Berries and Dairy Free Whip