Carnevale a Verona
Friday, September 09, 2022, 6:00 pm
The Omicron variant forced us to postpone the Symphony Ball, which was originally scheduled on February 5, 2022. The Allentown Symphony Association is pleased to announce that the Symphony Ball 2022 has been rescheduled to Friday, September 9, 2022, at 6 PM at Lehigh Country Club. This is the first time in the history of the organization that the Allentown Symphony Ball will be held in the fall.
Since its inception, the Allentown Symphony Association was always one of the first of many other nonprofit organizations in the Lehigh Valley to hold a fundraising gala in the first quarter of the year. This may start a new trend for the organization. The Symphony Ball is the association's largest annual fundraising event. Proceeds from the Ball support our education and community engagement programs which include the Schadt String Competition and Scholarships, and the Young Musician String Festival. It also consists of the highly successful El Sistema Lehigh Valley program. For over 10 years, El Sistema has been providing underserved and special needs youth with an opportunity to develop important life skills. Students participate in high quality music instruction, large ensemble experiences, and academic tutoring, all within a safe and nurturing environment and all at no cost to the students. This is what makes El Sistema Lehigh Valley a unique & special program in our community.
The evening of the gala attracts over 350 guests who gather to raise funds in order to increase our community footprint and celebrate the Symphony Association's accomplishments. We are asking for your support. This year we are celebrating our success with a hybrid event that includes your choice of attending the live event at Lehigh Country Club or attending virtually via livestream from the comfort of your home. We will again have an online auction. The live auction will return with the opportunity for both those at the ball and at home to bid on some fabulous items!
The mission of the Allentown Symphony Association is to provide a first-class symphony orchestra and Hall, quality performing arts, and cultural education in partnership with the community.
Through your generous support we will be able to continue Allentown Symphony’s tradition of over seventy years of excellence in performing arts while offering our community new and inspiring musical experiences.