Sudbury Symphony Orchestra has announced it will hold the Symphony Snowfall Gala on Dec. 12.
The symphony says the fundraiser will be “an evening of music, festivities, and merriment, presented in adherence to public health guidelines.” Due to COVID-19 restrictions, SSO was unable to go forward with its usual fundraising event, Symphony Crawl.
Instead, this year’s event is a special and exclusive fundraising evening. Proceeds will help in ensuring future programming, operations and education opportunities provided by the SSO. A portion of the ticket price is eligible for a charitable tax receipt.
The concert will be presented by the SSO String Quartet comprised of Beth Schneider Gould (concertmaster), Melissa Schaak (principal 2nd violin), Jamie Arrowsmith (viola), and Dobrochna Zubek (principal cello) and they will be presenting a program that includes holiday favourites.
The concert will also feature a solo flute performance by Karly Schofield. The program is roughly one hour long and will be presented without intermission.
Besides offering a special live performance, the symphony will be offering a truly memorable evening. It will be a chance for the audience to dress up and have a glass of bubbly while taking in the evening’s festivities.
There will be a photographer on site to document the evening and audience members’ festive attire. There will also be a unique door prize: a painting created by Monique Legault on-site while the musicians are performing. More is to be unveiled and announced as we get closer to this special night of music and good company.
“Sudbury Symphony Orchestra is looking forward to sharing this beautiful evening,” said a press release.
The event will be held at Sudbury Indie Cinema, located at 162 Mackenzie St. The venue worked with other cinemas and public health to put in place best practices to keep movie-lovers, and now classical music enthusiasts, safe. The cinema has put in place measures to maintain social distancing, implemented a mask requirement, and has hand sanitizer available to patrons (among other measures).
To ensure the safety of everyone, ticket sales are limited to 40 seats.
The concert starts at 8 p.m. Dec. 12. Tickets cost $150 each, and are on sale through Event Brite.