All photos © Greg Helgeson
Some of the first guests to arrive for the evening.
Osmo Vänskä conducts.
The after party rocking out to Charles Lazarus and his band.
Violinist Aaron Janse and his wife Becka pose with Beethoven.
Vuvuzelas: an important part of any New Year's celebration.
Happy New Year!
Couples danced to music provided by Trumpeter Charles Lazarus and his band.
Music Director Osmo Vänskä, his wife Concertmaster Erin Keefe, and a young fan clown around with Ludwig.
Bassist Kate Nettleman and friend pose with Beethoven.
Cellist Eugena Chang.
"All Mankind become brothers..."
Kristen Bruya, left and Kathryn Nettleman, right acknowledge the audience.