Pasadena Symphony Moonlight Sonata Gala Sept. 22

Join the Pasadena Symphony Association for an evening of enchantment and romance on Saturday, Sept. 22, as it hosts the annual Moonlight Sonata Gala.
This year’s soiree will light up Centennial Square, set against the rotunda of Pasadena City Hall. The evening’s festivities will kick off with libations around the Baroque fountain in the cloistered courtyard, followed by dinner under a moonlit sky at the steps of City Hall, and will conclude with dancing into the night under the stars. The program offers an awards ceremony honoring two prominent community figures, a live and silent auction, and live music performances by distinguished musicians.
Guests will be surrounded by live performances from PSA musicians, the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the soulful melodies of Nina Lares and her jazz ensemble. Music Director David Lockington will host the evening’s program as guests enjoy a succulent four-course meal courtesy of Claud & Co. Throughout dinner, Lockington and members of the Pasadena Symphony orchestra will showcase a sampling of chamber music selections that highlight the artistic mission of both the symphony and the Pops, including a premiere work by PYSO musician Sydney Wang, a 2017 BMI Student Composer Award winner.
The Pasadena Symphony Association will honor this year’s two outstanding luminaries. Barbara Mann Steinwedell will be recognized as Philanthropist Luminary for her long, charitable history with the Pasadena Symphony Association. Steinwedell has been a major force within the organization for decades, donating and raising funds as well as guiding the PSA to reach its highest potential.
The gala will also honor Seyfarth Shaw as Corporate Luminary for its generous charitable contributions to the arts.
Centennial Square is located at 100 N. Garfield Ave. Tickets to the Moonlight Sonata Gala are limited. Individual tickets start at $275 and may be purchased by visiting PasadeanSymphony-Pops.org or by contacting Scott Vandrick, chief development officer at svandrick@pasadenasymphony-pops.org or (626) 793-7172, ext. 45.

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