2022 Symphony Gala
Friday, Sept. 9
Madison Concourse Hotel
The Madison Symphony Orchestra League invites you to a memorable evening in support of the MSO’s Education and Community Engagement Programs at the Madison Concourse Hotel. The John DeMain Award for Outstanding Commitment to Music will be presented to Judy Topitzes.
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar with music by The Honey Pies
Musical performances by Final Forte Winner Ellen Zhou, and the Rhapsodie Quartet
Dinner with strolling violin
Award presentation and remarks
Complimentary coffee and cordials
Master of Ceremonies: Norman Gilliland
Attire: Black Tie Optional
Ticket Price: $200 per person
Tax-Deductible Amount: $125 per person
Herb Marinated Salmon — Lemon Caper Fennel Sauce with Seasonal Vegetables
Beef Burgundy — Seasonal Vegetables
Squash Ravioli— Sauteed Mushrooms and Spinach, Tomato Basil Sauce, Parmesan Cheese
Shaum Torte — Filled with Whipped Cream and Berries
Canyon Road Pinot Grigio
Canyon Road Pinot Noir
About the John DeMain Award
The John DeMain Award for Outstanding Commitment to Music recognizes an individual or individuals for their longstanding and unwavering support of the League, the Madison Symphony Orchestra and music in the community.
We present the Award to honor Judith Topitzes, who has actively supported music in our community through her volunteer involvement with the Madison Symphony Orchestra League, the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras (WYSO), and more. She joined the MSOL in 2001 and has since chaired numerous committees and fundraising events and also served as President of the League from 2005-2007. She is on the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Board, where she has served as a Director or Advisor since 2005.
She also serves on the Board of Directors of WYSO.
Meet the Performers
Ellen Zhou, Violin
The Honey Pies
The Rhapsodie Quartet
View photos from the 2019 Gala!
Presented by the Madison Symphony Orchestra League
The Madison Symphony Orchestra League is an organization of more than 350 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!
John DeMain Award
Rhapsodie Quartet Sponsor
David and Kato Perlman
Barbara and Norm Berven
Joel and Kathryn Belaire
Shirley and Stan Inhorn
John F. Suby
Bolz Young Artist Sponsor
Elaine and Nick Mischler
The Honey Pies Sponsor
Peter and Beth Rahko
Dr. Ernest and Louise Borden & Dr. Paul and Anne-Marie Correll
Ann Lindsey and Charles Snowdon
Heidi Wilde and Kennedy Gilchrist
Strolling Violin Sponsor
W. Jerome Frautschi
Valerie and Andreas Kazamias
Pleasant T. Rowland
Jim and Jessica Yehle
Ellsworth and Dorothy Brown
Marian and Jack Bolz
Scott and Janet Cabot
Charles Ford and Sharon James
Michael and Linda Lovejoy
Cyrena and Lee Pondrom
Timothy Reilley and Janet Nelson
Doug and Katie Reuhl
Joe and Mary Ellyn Sensenbrenner
Sharon Stark and Peter Livingston
Nancy and Ed Young
Tyrone and Janet Greive
Jon and Susan Udell