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August 8, 2019

The Phoenix Symphony’s New Year’s Eve Gala to Honor Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

The best event of the season returns, offering guests the unique opportunity to dance into the New Year with a full symphony orchestra

PHOENIX, AZ – A beloved annual tradition in the Valley, The Phoenix Symphony’s New Year’s Eve Gala returns again in 2019 due to overwhelming demand. The evening includes a cocktail reception, sumptuous dinner and dancing to the full Phoenix Symphony orchestra. A champagne toast and many other surprises will delight guests during this special celebration.

This year, The Phoenix Symphony is excited to announce Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust as its 2019 Honorary Chair. While this designation is typically reserved for an individual, the Symphony selected Piper Trust as a way to recognize the Trust’s 20th anniversary year serving Maricopa County. “The impact of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust upon our organization and the larger community cannot be overstated. The Phoenix Symphony, and our Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Music Director Tito Muñoz, could not be more pleased to name Piper Trust as our Gala’s Honorary Chair. It is our special way of recognizing the Trust’s year-long ‘20 Years of Moments’ celebration and their history of vital support for our community,” said Jim Ward, Phoenix Symphony President & CEO.

Lucia Renshaw and Bruce Covill, the 2018 New Year’s Eve Gala co-chairs, are ramping up again to lead the 2019 event. “Lucia and I are pleased to return as event co-chairs for the 2019 Phoenix Symphony New Year’s Eve Gala. The Gala committee is working to make the 2019 event even more fabulous – and to make this an annual tradition for music enthusiasts throughout the Valley,” said Bruce Covill.

Lucia Renshaw is a Certified Financial Planner and Bruce Covill is President & CEO of Cyberitas Technologies LLC and a member of the Symphony Board of Directors.

Proceeds from the New Year’s Eve Gala benefit The Phoenix Symphony’s Mind Over Music™ (MOM) program, a quantitatively measured whole-school instructional model based on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) theory and practice. Developed in 2012, MOM pairs Symphony musicians with Title I elementary school teachers to co-create and deliver innovative and engaging curriculum that expands traditional STEAM learning through the integration of music

Sponsorship and event information are available at

To see images of the 2018 Gala, visit our Dropbox  


About The Phoenix Symphony
The Phoenix Symphony has been proudly serving the citizens of the Phoenix metropolitan area and Arizona since 1947. The Phoenix Symphony presents an annual season from September through the beginning of June, featuring full-length classical and pops concerts at Symphony Hall in downtown Phoenix, as well as concerts in Mesa, Prescott and throughout central Arizona. The Symphony performs for more than 125,000 community members each year, helping to introduce music to new generations through a variety of education and youth-engagement programs. For more information, visit

About Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust supports organizations that enrich health, well-being, and opportunity for the people of Maricopa County, Arizona. Since it began awarding grants in 2000, Piper Trust has invested more than $450 million in local nonprofits and programs. Piper Trust grantmaking areas are healthcare and medical research, children, older adults, arts and culture, education, and religious organizations. For more information, visit; share a meaningful “moment” of giving or receiving--#PiperTrustMoments.