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90th-Anniversary Gala


Registration for the 90th Anniversary Gala has closed, but we still welcome your support. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, you can do so here.

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90th-Anniversary Gala

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

6 p.m.

The Hyatt at The Bellevue
200 South Broad Street

The evening will commence with a cocktail reception in The Conservatory Room.  A performance featuring renowned faculty, alumni, and students will take place in The Grand Ballroom, followed by dinner.  The evening will conclude with a jam session featuring Time for Three beginning at 9:30 p.m.


Musical Performances

Celebrated faculty members Mikael Eliasen, Ida Kavafian, Hal Robinson and Michael Rusinek, have curated a unique progression of musical vignettes featuring them with their current and past students and culminating with a group performance unlike anything you’ve experienced at Curtis.

Curtis alumni trio Time for Three, hailed by Simon Rattle as “the future of music,” will take the stage in a rousing set with classical guitar phenom Jason Vieaux, rising star Sarah Shafer (Opera ’14), and Carmen sensation Rinat Shaham (Opera ’88)—a dynamic combination of musicians giving a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

Honorary Gala Committee

Nina Baroness von Maltzahn, chair
Anthony B. Creamer III
Roberto Díaz and Elissa Lee Koljonen
Deborah M. Fretz
Alan and Nancy Hirsig
James and Betty Matarese
Susan and Frank Mechura           
John J. Medveckis
Edward A. Montgomery Jr.
Bob and Guna Mundheim
Albert E. Piscopo
Bob and Caro Rock
Brett Rubinson
Happy and Sam Shipley
Penelope and Tom Watkins

Levels and Benefits

Director Sponsorships  $35,000

  • Premiere Gala table for ten
  • Full-page acknowledgement in Gala program
  • Director recognition in printed and displayed materials
  • A Curtis experience for your special group

Leader Sponsorships  $20,000

  • Prime Gala table for ten
  • Full-page acknowledgement in Gala program
  • Leader recognition in printed and displayed materials

Principal Sponsorships  $15,000

  • VIP Gala table for ten
  • Half-page acknowledgement in Gala program
  • Principal recognition in printed and displayed materials

Patron Sponsorships  $10,000

  • Six tickets to Gala
  • Prominent listing in Gala program
  • Patron recognition in printed and displayed materials

Benefactor Sponsorships  $5,000

  • Two tickets to Gala
  • Benefactor-level listing in Gala program

Gold Ticket  $1,000

  • One ticket to Gala
  • Gold-level listing in Gala program

Silver Ticket  $500

  • One ticket to Gala
  • Silver-level listing in Gala program

Alumni & Young Friends* Ticket  $190

  • One ticket to Gala
  • Post party at XIX (Nineteen) at The Bellevue with a chance to meet and mingle with featured artists Time for Three

* Under 40 years of age


We would like to offer our continued thanks to our 2014 Gala donors

 If you have any questions please contact Angel Padulo, special event consultant, (215) 717-3138.