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July 10, 2018

The Phoenix Symphony's New Year’s Eve Gala Returns by Popular Demand

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

PHOENIX – Once a beloved yearly tradition in the Valley, The Phoenix Symphony brought back the New Year’s Eve Gala in 2017 after a ten-year hiatus as part of their 70th Anniversary Season. 

Due to overwhelming demand, the Gala will take place again in 2018. 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.

The Phoenix Symphony is honored to announce Sharon and Dr. Oliver “Ollie” Harper as the event’s Honorary Chairs. Sharon is the CEO and co-founder of Plaza Companies and was most recently named “Woman of the Year” by Valley Leadership. In addition to his role as Chair of The Phoenix Symphony’s Board of Directors, Dr. Harper is a family physician with a subspecialty in geriatric medicine and is on faculty at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine Phoenix. Both also received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from Phoenix Theatre.

“Sharon and Ollie are the consummate community stewards and The Phoenix Symphony could not be more pleased to celebrate their contributions to our state as they serve as our Gala’s Honorary Chairs,” said Jim Ward, Phoenix Symphony President & CEO.

All proceeds from the New Year’s Eve Gala benefit The Phoenix Symphony’s community outreach and education programs, which bring the joy of music to over 125,000 children and adults in hospitals, homeless shelters, schools and the concert hall each year. To learn more about our community programming, visit our phoenixsymphony.com 

Sponsorship and event information are available at phoenixsymphony.org/events/nyegala.

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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 Scottsdale, Mesa, Prescott and throughout central Arizona. The Symphony performs for more than 125,000 students and children, helping to introduce music to new generations through a variety of education and youth-engagement programs. For more information, visit phoenixsymphony.org