Save the Date
Beethoven and a Little Bubbly.... a Benefit for the Stamford Symphony

Saturday, October 5, 2013



The Stamford Symphony invites you for Beethoven & a Little Bubbly, a Dinner and Opening Night performance to benefit the Stamford Symphony. The celebration will take place at the Palace Theatre, on Saturday, October 5th at 5:30pm.

The evening will begin with cocktails (bubbly!) and dinner, followed by the Stamford Symphony's All-Beethoven Opening Night concert featuring Prometheus Overture, Piano Concerto No. 1 with Alon Goldstein on piano, and Symphony No. 7. The evening concludes with more bubbly at a post-concert dessert reception.

Being honored is Steven C. Parrish, a member and former chairman of the Symphony's Board of Directors. Mr. Parrish will be presented with the prestigious Conductor's Baton Award on stage at the Palace Theatre by Stamford Symphony Music Director, Eckart Preu.

Here is a sampling of some of the items being offered in our silent auction:

Fly First Class to Europe!
You book the trip, we'll take care of the flights! Relax in first-class bliss for a round trip for two between New York City and anywhere in Europe. Bid on these now, and you can spring for a shopping weekend in Paris or a week on the beach in Spain whenever you feel like it.
Escape the Winter Blues in Florida
Leave winter behind for the sunshine of Bouchelles Island, Florida. Stay for seven days in a 3-bedroom, 2-bath condo, complete with intracoastal water views - you could wake up to see dolphins playing! Just a few short blocks from the beach, this condo includes access to heated pools, tennis courts, a putt putt course, and fitness center, and is close to multiple restaurants, a boardwalk, and the Venetian Bay Golf Club. We've included a week's stay for your pet at Bull's Head's boarding facility, so you can rest easy while you relax and watch the beautiful sunsets.
New York City Luxury
Treat yourself to a quintessential New York Sunday. Live the high life with breakfast or high tea in the Palm Court at The Plaza. Then head to your Deluxe Room at the Waldorf Astoria and sleep the night away in grand luxury. The best part of it all? No Monday morning commute!
Poconos Perfection
Load everyone in the car and head out to the Woodloch Resort, a this top-rated all-inclusive family resort, nestled by a beautiful lake in the Pocono mountains. Includes two nights for a family of 4, inclusive of meals, accommodations, activities, and amenities. A perfect weekend away for the entire family.
Cocktails & Classical
Celebrate with your friends without cooking or cleaning up - what could be better? Throw a cocktail party for up to 25 from Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning, one of Stamford's favorite catering companies. Beautiful music from Concertmaster Erica Keisewetter will make it a night to remember.
Behind the Scenes at WQXR
WQXR has been the classical music station for the New York City metro area since 1936. You and three friends have a rare chance to go behind the scenes on a tour of this venerable station, including a meet and greet with an on-air host. Before you head home with some great WQXR merchandise (CDs and tote bags!), enjoy a wine flight tasting in the cozy barrel room at City Winery, just down the street.
It's Magic!
He dazzles, he delights, he wows the crowd! Magician Ryan Oakes' is yours for two hours, you choose whether to have him at a party to make your guests gasp, or try to learn his secrets with magic lessons.
An Evening with Eckart Preu
You and five guests will join Maestro Eckart Preu, Music Director of the Stamford Symphony Orchestra, for dinner and conversation at The Capital Grille. Enjoy four delicious courses prepared especially for you by the Executive Chef, complete with wine pairings. This is a rare opportunity to get to know the man behind the baton!
Animal Antics
Get up close with the animals! Your little zoologist will love Darien Nature Center's Critter Birthday Party, where they and up to 11 friends will enjoy visits from live animals and a trail hike. This package also includes two one-day family passes (each for four people) to the Beardsley Zoo. And take home a giant stuffed toy alligator, sure to keep those under-the-bed monsters away!
Ben Larrabee Portrait Session
Capture your family's perfect, spontaneous moments with nationally renowned fine art portrait photographer Ben Larrabee. Includes pre-shoot consultation, a one-hour Larrabee Lite shoot at your home for a family up to 5 people, Ben's editing time and a meeting to select images for printing. Included is one unframed 16x20 museum quality black & white print.

For details and ticket information, contact the Stamford Symphony at 203-325-1407 x 10.

Gala Committee
  • Penny Young (chair)
  • Lisa Blake
  • Carole Clarkson
  • Jane Freeman
  • Diane S. Parrish
  • Gail Rand
  • Melissa Thomson
  • Kathleen Whitby
  • Robin Woods