Music, Magic and Memories await Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra supporters who will dine and dance at the organization’s March 28 Gala celebrating 65 years of live symphonic music in Flagstaff.
A sapphire anniversary-themed evening begins with a champagne reception followed by a gourmet meal, silent and live auctions, a sapphire jewelry raffle and dancing to the Big Band Connection.
The FSO Gala Committee has been creating a night that sparkles, keeping in tune with FSO Visionary Sounds 2014-15 programming featuring imaginative, powerful, and revolutionary music, performed by the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and world renowned guest artists.
Visionary local citizens who believed that an orchestra is an essential part of a vibrant community founded FSO in 1950. Generous donors, supporters and symphony attendees continue to sustain the non-profit organization and enable it to enrich, engage and inspire Arizona communities with great concerts and education programs. Artistic Director and Conductor Elizabeth Schulze, now in her seventh season, leads performances with superb musical sense and attention to excellence. The symphony employs about 60 local musicians from diverse backgrounds.
FSO also is continuing its partnership with Link Up, a music education program of the Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute. The program links local students in grades 3-5 with orchestral music through a hands-on curriculum, culminating in year-end concert performed by the Flagstaff Symphony.
The Sapphire Sponsor for the Gala is Thrivent Financial. Gala sponsors also include Hufford, Horstman Mongini, Parnell & Tucker, PC; Findlay Toyota; National Bank of Arizona; Northern Arizona Healthcare; NAU Office of the President; Pioneer Title Agency and Smart Document Solutions. Tickets are $125 each, $1,000 for a table of eight and $2,500 to sponsor a table. To reserve tickets or sponsor a table, contact the NAU Central Ticket Office at 928.523.5661 or go to nau.edu/cto.