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Symphony Gala 2024

Symphony Gala 2024

Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club

Friday, September 6, 2024
6:00 p.m.

Ticket price: $225 

The Madison Symphony Orchestra League’s 2024 Symphony Gala will take place at the Madison Concourse Hotel. Our 99th Season Gala honors Terry Haller as the recipient of our John DeMain Award for Outstanding Commitment to Music. The net proceeds of the Gala will benefit the MSO’s Education and Community Engagement Programs.

Ticket Information

Register here by Monday, August 26th

Ticket Price: $225 per person; $1,800 for a table of eight
Tax-Deductible Amount: $115 per individual ticket purchased. Sponsors will receive a formal acknowledgment letter and a customized receipt for tax purposes. (See below for sponsorship information)

Inspire a child with the gift of music

Discover a chance to ignite a passion for music in the hearts of the next generation. We present a special offer: acquire one of thirty tabletop 31-key recording grand pianos that will be centerpieces at this event! You have the option to either donate this musical marvel to a deserving child through MSOL, fostering their artistic journey, or take it home with you after the Gala to nurture your own little Mozart.

Each piano includes a microphone for recording and transforming musical compositions into timeless melodies. For a contribution of $100 (choose Piano at checkout), you have the power to bestow the invaluable gift of music itself. Don’t miss this opportunity to make a meaningful difference and spread the joy of music far and wide.

Sponsorship Opportunities



6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar with music by:
Chris Rottmayer, jazz piano

Musical Perfomances by:
Naha Greenholtz, violin
John DeMain, Piano
JJ Koh, Clarinet
Naha Greenholtz, Violin
Xavier Pleindoux, Violin
Christopher Dozorysrt, Viola
Karl Lavine, Cello

Dinner and Remarks

Master of Ceremonies:
John Stofflet

Black Tie Optional

About the John DeMain Award for Outstanding Commitment to Music

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.

About Our Recipient

Terry Haller, a Life Director of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, has supported and been involved with the symphony for over 40 years. He served as MSO president from 1994 to 1998, was on the search committee that brought Maestro DeMain to Madison and has been instrumental in helping the orchestra become one of the finest regional orchestras in the country. In addition to his deep commitment to the MSO, Terry is a passionate supporter of the arts in Madison and Wisconsin. He has used his business and fundraising expertise for the benefit of many cultural organizations.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


Mozart Clarinet Quintet Sponsor
Kato L. Perlman

John DeMain Award Sponsor

Barbara and Norm Berven
Valerie and Andreas Kazamias & Jeanne Myers
Peggy and Tom Pyle

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Kreisler Caprice Viennois Sponsor
Elaine and Nicholas Mischler

Phil La Susa and Dr. Jesse Sheldon
Pleasant Rowland and Jerry Frautschi


Chris Rottmayer Sponsor
Peter and Beth Rahko

Paul and Anne Marie Correll
Stan and Shirley Inhorn
Ann Lindsey
Stephen Morton and Rochelle Stillman
Joe and Mary Ellyn Sensenbrenner


Diane Ballweg
Michael George and Susan Gardels
Darko and Judy Kalan
Darcy Kind and Marc Vitale
Charles McLimans and Dr. Richard Merrion
Lynn and Gary Mecklenburg
Fred Mohs
Doug and Katie Reuhl
Michael and Claire Ann Richman
Jacqui and John Shanda
Dean and Orange Schroeder
Lynn Stegner
Judy and Nick Topitzes
Carolyn White
Jessica and Jim Yehle


Chuck Bauer and Chuck Beckwith
Nan Beyer-Mears
Tyrone and Janet Greive
Nancy Mohs
Leslie A. and Peter V. Overton
Katie and Ellis Waller

In-Kind Sponsors

Farley's House of Pianos
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September 6
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor’s Club
1 W Dayton St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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