Moonlight Sonata Gala

Join the Pasadena Symphony Association for an unforgettable evening of enchantment and romance on Saturday, September 22, 2018 as they host the annual Moonlight Sonata Gala. This year’s elegant soiree will light up Centennial Square, set against the iconic rotunda of Pasadena City Hall. The evening’s festivities will kick off with libations around the Baroque fountain in the cloistered courtyard, followed by a luxe 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 something for everyone – with an awards ceremony honoring two prominent community figures, an exciting live and silent auction, and live music performances by distinguished musicians.

True to the organization’s mission, a variety of musical experiences will weave throughout the evening. 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, David 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 world premiere work by PYSO musician Sydney Wang, a 2017 BMI Student Composer Award winner.

The Pasadena Symphony Association is thrilled to 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 their generous charitable contributions to the arts, which have encouraged the Pasadena Symphony and POPS to flourish as the region’s premiere source for live symphonic music.

  • What:The Pasadena Symphony and POPS 2018 Moonlight Sonata Gala
  • When:September 22, 2018 at 5:00pm — 10:00pm
  • Where:Centennial Square | 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
  • Parking: Complimentary valet parking available onsite.
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