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Support the Gala

Funds raised from the 2020 Virtual Gala will ensure the Philharmonic Society of Orange County will be able to continue connecting our community to great music while also providing youth music programs for our school-aged children across the county in meaningful ways.

There will be plenty of opportunities to support us during the gala, but if you would like to show your support before, consider donating now to receive exclusive limited-time benefits listed below.

To donate or purchase any of the below packages and artist experiences, please contact Leah Heit at (949) 553-2422, ext. 234, or

Corporate sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, contact Kevin Kwan Loucks at

Benefits for Gala Supporters

Donation of $1,000+

Donate $1,000 or more, and we’ll gift you a year-long subscription to the Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall.

Already have a subscription? Send yours to a friend and share the gift of music! Enjoy great live or on-demand content from one of the world’s greatest orchestras on your TV, computer, tablet or smartphone. With more than 40 live broadcasts in High Definition every season, this is the musical gift that keeps on giving.

Donation of $2,000+

** First 15 pre-event donors at this level will enjoy access to Exclusive Virtual Cocktail Hour with Pinchas Zukerman & Amanda Forsyth ** [Only 3 spots left!]

Donors who give $2,000 or more will not only receive the Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall subscription, but also have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive virtual cocktail hour with Grammy Award-winning violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth prior to the May 30th Gala.

Receive a customized cocktail kit* (designed to be shared by 2 people) and bottle of select estate grown wine delivered to your door, and enjoy signature cocktails envisioned for this special occasion by Amanda Forsyth, while also engaging in conversation with Pinchas Zukerman, Amanda Forsyth, and Tommy Phillips.

In addition, Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth will perform live for the group via Zoom.

This exclusive opportunity will be limited to 15 participants.

The Virtual Cocktail Hour is a one-time event, to take place from 5:30-6:30pm PST on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

*Customized Cocktail Kits only available within 50 miles of Irvine, CA and restricted to those at least 21 years of age. Cocktail Kits will be individually prepared with safety measures and delivered with proper social distancing and no-contact delivery. Cocktail kits are designed for 2 persons. Donation must be made by Thursday, May 28, to receive Cocktail Kit.

"Buy It Now" Packages & Virtual Artist Experiences

Packages below do not include Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall subscription or access to Virtual Cocktail Hour with Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth.

Wine Tasting Package | Price: $1,500

The winner of this package will receive one case of specialty estate-grown wine, hand-selected by the owner/operator of an award-winning, family-owned winery in the Sierra Foothills of Grass Valley, CA.

This package will include one case of wine (12 bottles), shipped to your home, plus a virtual tasting via Zoom with the Winemaker and Vineyard Manager Jackson Starr, who is also a Certified Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers.

In addition, Jackson will suggest food pairings to complement the wine prior to the scheduled tasting.

Limited to 2 packages; package valued at $500

"Score on a High Note" Golf Classic Gala Special | Price: $2,000

One Golf Foursome and 4 additional Dinner and Awards Presentation Tickets

Foursome includes box lunch, buffet dinner, golf cart, practice balls prior to play, personalized cart signs and scorecards, bag handling fees, and gratuities.

This is a one-time event, to take place on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine.

Limited to 5 packages; package valued at $1,100

Private Virtual Recital (Choice of One) | Price: $2,500

Included in this package:
  • a 30-minute live recital by the artist streamed on Zoom or YouTube
  • a 20-minute Q&A session with the artist
  • 1 signed CD with a personalized message from one of the artists below

  • Each exclusive virtual recital will take place in June or July 2020, and will be coordinated with the artist and other package winners through the Philharmonic Society. This opportunity is limited to 4 participants, and only 1 recital per artist.

    Package value: PRICELESS

    Ray Chen, violin

    Ray Chen is a violinist who redefines what it is to be a classical musician in the 21st century. His remarkable musicianship transmits to a global audience around the world, and this is your chance to join him in a private, intimate setting!

    Conrad Tao, piano

    Celebrated as a pianist of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” (The New York Times), a “thoughtful and mature composer” (NPR), and “ferociously talented” (Time Out New York), Warner Classics recording artist Conrad Tao joins the Philharmonic Society for an exclusive evening of music and friendship!

    Alisa Weilerstein, cello

    In performances marked by intensity, sensitivity, and a wholehearted immersion in everything she interprets, American cellist Alisa Weilerstein has long proven herself to be in possession of a distinctive musical voice. Join her for this memorable evening of world-class music-making!

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