Corporate Sponsorships

The Symphony Ball is a time to come together and celebrate the Minnesota Orchestra and its contribution to our great community. Sponsorships provide a fun, elegant and effective way to invest in the quality of life in the Twin Cities while supporting the Minnesota Orchestra and entertaining clients and colleagues. We invite you to consider the following sponsorship and recognition opportunities and join us in support of this very special event. Download our corporate sponsorship pledge form (pdf).

Current Corporate Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Plus Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Caribou Coffee
Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
Faegre Baker Daniels
Frederikson & Byron, P.A.
Fox Rothschild, LLP
HGA Architects and Engineers
Jones Day
Norwest Equity Partners
Okabena Investment Services, Inc.
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Robins Kaplan, LLP
Stinson Leonard Street, LLP
TCF Financial Corporation
US Bank
Minnesota Vikings Football, LLC
Wells Fargo Advisors

Additional Support Provided by:

Able Seedhouse + Brewery
Johnson Brothers Liquor Company
La Marca Prosecco
Mortenson Construction
PoppedCorn, LLC
Star Tribune

If you have questions, please contact John Dunkel at 612-371-5659.

Symphony Ball

Sounds of the Cinema

Saturday May 12, 2018
Sounds of the Cinema

Orchestra Hall and Hilton Hotel

Chairs: Karen & Lloyd Kepple
Honorary Chairs: Dr. Stanley M. and Luella G. Goldberg

Thank you for joining us at Symphony Ball 2018! Photo highlights coming soon.

Inspired by the popularity of the Minnesota Orchestra’s Movies & Music series presenting popular movies with the soundtrack performed live, the 2018 Symphony Ball Sounds of the Cinema celebrates the magic of music in the movies.

Join us on the red carpet for a musical extravaganza in which Music Director Osmo Vänskä will conduct a cinematic medley that explores the scores that made some of the most memorable moments in movie history across a range of genres. The Grammy-Award winning Minnesota Orchestra will be joined on stage by indie pop singer/songwriter jeremy messersmith for a special performance.

This 62nd annual Ball, which is the Orchestra’s most significant annual fundraising event, is chaired by Lloyd and Karen Kepple, with Honorary Chairs Dr. Stanley and Luella Goldberg.

Saturday the Twelfth of May
5pm in the Evening

Black Tie Recommended

Hilton Hotel
1001 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis

Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Valet Parking available at Hilton Hotel

Trumpets announce dinner

Join us at Orchestra Hall

A party with a purpose.

2018 Symphony Ball Event Timeline  

5:00 PM  Dinner Guest Arrival at Hilton
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres available
Silent auction opens

6:30 PM  Dinner Opens (at the Hilton)

6:45 PM  Opening Remarks (at the Hilton)

7:45 PM  Live auction (at the Hilton)

8:00 PM   “Partiers” begin to arrive at Orchestra Hall.
Entertainment at Orchestra Hall
Bryan Nichols Trio performs jazzy movie tunes
Photo booth is open

8:05 PM  Fund-the-Music (at the Hilton)

8:15 PM  Silent Auction close (at the Hilton)

8:30 PM  Dinner guests begin procession from Hilton to Orchestra Hall via Skyway.

9:15 PM  Minnesota Orchestra Concert (at Orchestra Hall)

10:00 PM  Minnesota Orchestra Concert concludes (at Orchestra Hall)
Auction claim/Checkout opens
Synergy dance band performs in the Target Atrium
DJ Ander other performs on the N. Bud Grossman Mezzanine

10:15-10:45 PM  Jeremy Messersmith performance in the Auditorium (at Orchestra Hall)

10:30 PM   Trivia Mafia Round 1 (at Orchestra Hall)

11:30 PM   Trivia Mafia Round 2 (at Orchestra Hall)

1:00 AM  Event Concludes