Orchestrating Opportunities Benefit

GTCYS’ annual benefit: cocktail hour and concert with live and fund-a-need auctions

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 6:30pm
Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

6:30pm – Cocktail hour

7:30pm – Musical program and live and fund-a-need auctions in the Concert Hall

Cocktail attire

Join us for a magical Eastern European-themed evening with food, drinks, and music at stunning Orchestra Hall. Dazzling onstage performances by Symphony, Harmony, and renowned guest soloist Francisco Fullana will inspire, while live and fund-a-need auctions will create exciting opportunities to support GTCYS’ educational programs.

Live auction items have just been announced!

Francisco Fullana, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Principal Violin

Chef’s Table with Wine Pairing for Four at the Prestigious Minneapolis Club
Experience an extraordinary, personalized culinary feast from renowned Chef Håkan Lundberg at the Minneapolis Club, a Platinum Club of America. Each course is paired with exquisite wines to enjoy along with the creative and delectable flavors of the evening.

Sleigh Ride Conducting Package: Conducting Lesson and Opportunity to Conduct Symphony
Enjoy a one-on-one conducting lesson with Mark Russell Smith, GTCYS’ artistic director and director of orchestral studies at the University of Minnesota. This lesson will set the stage for your GTCYS conducting debut with Symphony’s performance of the holiday classic, Sleigh Ride, on Friday, December 14, 2018 at Ted Mann Concert Hall.

Chicago Getaway with Hamilton: 2 Roundtrip Airline Tickets, 2-Night Stay at The Palmer House Hilton, and 2 Tickets to Hamilton
Plan a quick getaway with a companion and enjoy two roundtrip domestic plane tickets from MSP to Chicago, accommodations at the historic Palmer House Hilton, and exclusive tickets to see Hamilton at the CIBC Theater. Perfect for a graduation present, special celebration, or romantic getaway!

Maestro Dinner & Recital: Private in-House Recital & Dinner for Eight
Artistic Director Mark Russell Smith and Executive Director Megen Balda will team up for a fun evening of entertainment and cuisine in your own home.  Enjoy an exclusive 30-minute private cello/piano recital as well as the dynamic duo’s exceptional culinary skills.  Perfect for a special event or house party, this wonderful musical and dining experience will also provide a unique opportunity for you and your guests to enjoy some face-time with GTCYS’ leadership.

Regular Admission tickets are now sold out.

Walk-ups are welcome.

Walk-Up Price: $35 (includes a drink ticket and admission to the evening’s program)

Can’t attend, but wish to make a difference? Donate online at gtcys.org/donate. Thank you!


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