2018 Symphony Gala

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2018 Symphony Gala

Friday, September 21, 2018
The Madison Concourse Hotel
Call for ticket availability: (608) 257-3734

The 2018-2019 season marked Maestro John DeMain’s 25th anniversary with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Thank you to everyone who celebrated this important milestone. The Madison Symphony Orchestra League held a Silver Anniversary Gala on Friday, September 21 at the Madison Concourse Hotel. The special evening featured a piano concert by the fabulous Naughton twins, Christina and Michelle, who grew up in Madison. A video with John DeMain and stories from the early years of his career was shown, produced by Anders Yocom and Wisconsin Public Television. The net proceeds from this event helps support the Symphony’s nationally-recognized Education and Community Engagement Programs.

Thanks to our Honorary Gala Chair, Marian Bolz!

Masters of Ceremonies: John Stofflet and Amy Carlson, NBC15 News

6:00 pm: Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
7:00 pm: Performance by Christina and Michelle Naughton
7:50 pm: Dinner
8:40 pm: Dessert and program
9:30 pm: Complimentary cordials and dancing to the music of The Midnight Ride Orchestra

Reservation Information

$200 per person ($125 tax deductible) or $1,600 for a table of eight ($1,000 tax deductible).

Sponsorship Information

Presenting Sponsor: $10,000 includes 16 seats ($8,800 is tax deductible)
Co-sponsor: $5,000 8 seats ($4,400 is tax deductible )
Benefactor: $2,500 includes 4 seats ( $2,200 is tax deductible )
Patron: $1,500 includes 4 seats ( $1,200 is tax deductible)
Supporter: $1,000 includes 2 seats ( $850 is tax deductible)
Friend: $500 (no seats)

Presented by the Madison Symphony Orchestra League

The Madison Symphony Orchestra League is an organization of more than 300 dedicated men and women who are committed to support the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Love the Symphony, Join the League! The MSOL presents the Symphony Gala as a benefit and all proceeds support the MSO’s nationally recognized Education and Community Engagement Programs. These programs enrich the cultural life of the entire community and help build the future of the art form we all love so much.

Thank you to our generous sponsors


David & Kato Perlman



Diane Ballweg


Marian & Jack Bolz

Marv Conney

Terry Haller

Dr. Stanley & Shirley Inhorn

Fred & Mary Mohs

Peggy & Tom Pyle




Rosemarie & Fred Blancke

Capitol Lakes

W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation

Kennedy Gilchrist & Heidi Wilde

Gary & Lynn Mecklenburg

Stephen Morton

Pam Ploetz & John Henderson

Peter & Beth Rahko

Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation


Elaine & Nick Mischler


Andreas & Valerie Kazamias

Marc Vitale & Darcy Kind


Scott & Janet Cabot

Marilyn & Jim Ebben

Ann Lindsey & Charles Snowdon

Michael & Linda Lovejoy

Jim & Carol Ruhly

Sharon Stark & Peter Livingston

Judy & Nick Topitzes

John & Carol Toussaint

Anonymous Friends


Jeff & Beth Bauer

Tyrone & Janet Greive

Charles & Catherine Sih

Hans & Mary Lang Sollinger

Carolyn White


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