Join the Curtis Institute of Music for our largest annual fundraising event of the year on Sunday, April 29. At this year's elegant event we pay tribute to Joseph and Marie Field.

The event begins with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m., followed by a seated dinner at the The Bellevue Hotel. The evening concludes with an exhilarating Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts featuring conductor Karina Canellakis (Violin ’04), soprano Amanda Majeski (Opera ’09), and conducting fellow Carlos Ágreda. 

2018 Gala Leadership

Chairs

John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick

Honorary Chairs

The Mary Louise Curtis Bok Foundation
Board of Directors

Levels of Support and Benefits


 Sponsorship Levels

  • Two premiere gala tables for ten guests (20 guests)
  • Twenty (20) premium tickets to the Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
  • Presenting Sponsor recognition in all printed and displayed materials (invitation*, gala insert, and event signage)
  • Full-page acknowledgment in gala event guide
  • Invitation to an exclusive special event for leadership donors
  • Exclusive meet-and-greet reception in the Verizon Hall green room with conductors and guest artist directly following the Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert
  • Year-round full-page acknowledgment in season concert programs (corporate sponsors only)

Benefits valued at $3,000

  • One premiere gala table for ten (10 guests)
  • Ten (10) premium tickets to the Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
  • Title Sponsor recognition in all printed and displayed materials (invitation*, gala insert, and event signage)
  • Invitation to an exclusive special event for leadership donors
  • Exclusive meet-and-greet reception in the Verizon Hall green room with conductors and guest artist directly following the Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert
  • Year-round full-page acknowledgment in season concert programs (corporate sponsors only)

Benefits valued at $1,500

  • One prime gala table for ten (10 guests)
  • Ten (10) premium tickets to the Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
  • Major Sponsor recognition in all printed and displayed materials (invitation*, gala insert, and event signage)
  • Invitation to an exclusive special event for leadership donors
  • Exclusive meet-and-greet reception in the Verizon Hall green room with conductors and guest artist directly following the Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert
  • Year-round full-page acknowledgment in season concert programs (corporate sponsors only)

Benefits valued at $1,500

  • One elite gala table for ten (10 guests)
  • Ten (10) premium tickets to the Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
  • Lead Sponsor recognition in all printed and displayed materials (invitation*, gala insert, and event signage)
  • Invitation to an exclusive special event for leadership donors
  • Exclusive meet-and-greet reception in the Verizon Hall green room with conductors and guest artist directly following the Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert
  • Year-round half-page acknowledgment in season concert programs (corporate sponsors only)

Benefits valued at $1,500

  • Six (6) tickets to the gala
  • Six (6) premium tickets to the Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
  • Principal Sponsor recognition in all printed and displayed materials (invitation*, gala insert, and event signage)
  • Exclusive meet-and-greet reception in the Verizon Hall green room with conductors and guest artist directly following the Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert

Benefits valued at $900

  • Two (2) tickets to the gala
  • Two (2) premium tickets to the Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
  • Supporting Sponsor recognition in all printed and displayed materials (invitation*, gala insert, and event signage)

Benefits valued at $300

 Single Tickets

  • One (1) ticket to the gala
  • One (1) ticket to the Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
  • Listing in the gala insert

Benefits valued at $150

  • One (1) ticket to the gala
  • One (1) ticket to the Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Benefits valued at $150

  • One (1) ticket to the gala
  • One (1) ticket to the Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Benefits valued at $150

*All supporters of $5,000 or more whose commitments are received by Friday, February 23 will be recognized in a special insert to be mailed with the event invitation to more than 1,500 households and businesses.

For more information or support opportunities, please contact giving@curtis.edu or (215) 717-3131.

 

2017 Annual Gala

Curtis gratefully acknowledges the generous supporters of the 2017 gala, which was held on Sunday, May 7 at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts. Chaired by Betty and Jim Matarese, the evening offered an opportunity to highlight Curtis on Tour, its purpose, and plans for its future. Over 250 people were in attendance and $500,000 was raised to support Curtis. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and three-course dinner followed by an orchestra performance that highlighted repertoire from the momentous 2017 European tour of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. The concert included Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben. Osmo Vänskä led the program, assisted by conducting fellow Conner Gray Covington (’17), and Peter Serkin (’64) was the piano soloist.

View photos from last year’s gala.