Black and White Gala Concert & Dinner

Special Event to Support the Orchestra

Black and White Gala

January 31, 2018

Purchase Tickets

Wednesday | Tickets $275pp

5:30 pm | Champagne Welcome at Holley Hall
6:00 pm | Piano Concert at Holley Hall
6:30 pm | Cocktail Reception followed by Dinner at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium

Catered by Michael’s On East
Attire: Cocktail

Call the Donor Engagement Office at 941-487-2740 or send an email for more information.

Please join us for an evening of beautiful music to celebrate our new Steinway Grand Piano.

Enjoy a unique musical evening beginning with a private recital by renowned pianist and Andrew von Oeyen.  The evening includes dinner with Sarasota Orchestra Musicians seated at your table and additional performances throughout the evening by the Sarasota String Quartet and Wind Quintet.

All Proceeds will support the musicians and programs of the Sarasota Orchestra.

Leadership Team


Beverly and Bob Bartner
Renee Hamad
Sherry and Tom Koski

Sarasota Orchestra Board and Development Committee Advisors:

David Green

Design Chair:

Anne Folsom Smith


Andrew von Oeyen, piano

Andrew von Oeyen, piano


Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum-Plus Sponsorship


(tax-deductible portion $13,700)

10 Premium Concert and Dinner Seats
Special guest seated at your table
Champagne service at your table
Maestro Society Membership*

Platinum Sponsorship


(tax-deductible portion $8,960)

8 Premium Concert and Dinner Seats
Champagne service at your table
Maestro Society Membership*

Gold Sponsorship


(tax-deductible portion $4,220)

6 Premium Concert and Dinner Seats
Maestro Society Membership*

Silver Sponsorship


(tax-deductible portion $1,980)

4 Premium Dinner Seats
Maestro Society Membership*

Bronze Sponsorship


(tax-deductible portion $1,240)

2 Premium Dinner Seats

All Sponsorships include recognition in event program, on event signage and the Sarasota Orchestra website.

*Invitations to three complimentary Maestro Society events in 2017/18 (mailed separately)

Please note the following information:

For guests with mobility needs, a shuttle service will be provided to transport you from Holley Hall to the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. Valet parking will also be available. Please arrive at Holley Hall by 5:45 pm. The piano concert will begin promptly at 6:00 pm.

Contact Development Department at 941-487-2740 or  for more information.


Title Presenting Sponsor

Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Platinum Sponsors

BMO Private Bank

Karol Foss
Sherry and Tom Koski
Betty Schoenbaum
Susan and Zuheir Sofia

Gold Sponsors

Robert and Beverly Bartner
Renée Hamad
Audrey Robbins and Harry Leopold
Hugh Steele
David and Pamela Steves
Lois Stulberg
Kim Morey Wheeler

Silver Sponsors

Gerri AaronAnne Folsom Smith Interior Design, Inc. David and Linda Green
Debbie and Larry Haspel
Jill and Scott Levine
Lawrence W. Milas in loving memory of Margie Milas
Billy Robinson
Susan and Sam Samelson
Jeff SebeikaSunset Cadillac of SarasotaMary Kay and Walter Wenk

Bronze Sponsors

Betty-Jean and David Bavar
Mary and David Benfer
Peggy Allen and Steven Dixon

Capstan Financial Consulting Group

Stephen Fillo and Jane C. Gould
Beverly Fisher
Charles and Carol Hamilton
Bette and Arn Hoffman
Kate and Rick Lannamann
Dr. and Mrs. Bart Levenson
Mary Lou Loughlin and Bob Ploussard
Melvy Erman Lewis, in loving memory of Milford T. Lewis
Gini and Stu Peltz
Charlotte and Charles Perret
Judy Rudges
Tom and Meg Ryan

Serbin Printing

Toby and Noel Siegel
Hobart and Janis Swan
Edward and Mary Lou Winnick
Sheila and Merrill Wynne

HA+W Aprio

Geri & Ron Yonover

Media Sponsor

Herald Tribune

Musical Musings

Read our blog about the Sarasota Orchestra and Sarasota Music Festival.

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 There's no doubt, audiences are thrilled by the Sarasota Orchestra's new music director, Anu Tali. She's brought an intense energy from the orchestra in previous performances and we found this yet again in a downright thrill ride of an encounter...  

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 Literally gripping the arms of my seat, I was not the only one propelled on this rollercoaster of delightful music.  

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 Every section and soloist within the orchestra played their role with strength and beauty; every tree proud and tall. Tali served as an excellent guide leading the forces with assured confidence. The overall sound was lush and, yes, intense just where it needed to be.  

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 The Sarasota Orchestra was brimming with bubbling energy...  

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 A lifetime of musical moments, cinematic in scope, gave every section of the orchestra a leading role at one time or another. Chief among them was the virtuosic solo of concertmaster Daniel Jordan.  

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 It was a thrill ride resulting in an explosion of audience enthusiasm.  

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 Tali conveyed a clear vision for the dramatic outline of this symphony, carefully pacing the darker, searching character of the music with pastoral conversations among voices in the orchestra.  

Written byThe Observer

 If you haven’t seen Tali yet, this will be a great introduction to the skyrocketing conductor who’s quickly becoming a household name around the world. You’ll see why we feel we’re lucky to have her here.  

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 709 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL 34236

 Box Office: 941.953.3434

 Administration: 941.953.4252

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