Pacific Symphony’s Annual Gala is the largest and most important fundraiser of the year. Every dollar raised at this event is used to support the orchestra’s award-winning artistic and education programs. Many of us have had the privilege to see Pacific Symphony grow into a world-class orchestra and it is funds from the Gala that ensures the next generation of music lovers is able to see what this incredible orchestra has in store.
Every Pacific Symphony Gala begins with a whirlwind of excitement formally titled a “cocktail reception.” However, this “cocktail reception” often features décor and activities never seen before. From psychics to caricature artists, from horse-drawn carriages to aerialists, from pizza stands to champagne fountains—you will never guess what the Pacific Symphony Gala has in store. Some notable experiences in converted spaces during the Gala’s cocktail reception include a movie theater, a Tahitian oasis, Café du Monde and a roller rink.
After the festive reception, guests are ushered into a ballroom transformed into the theme of the evening. Some experiences include Carnegie Hall, a Gatsby party and a New Orleans style bayou. Every Gala meal is themed to the experience but is always customized with the head chef and paired with every wine served.
While guests dine, they will enjoy customized performances featuring guest artists and Pacific Symphony musicians. Towards the end of a delightful meal, Pacific Symphony kicks off their extraordinary Gala Live Auction and lively Fund-a-Dream. The evening concludes with dancing often accompanied with the memorable musical offerings of JT and Friends.
The 2023 Gala takes place on April 29, 2023 with the theme "Chicago."
For more information, contact the special events department:
Phone: (714) 876-2360