Saturday, June 10
A single note strikes, casting a captivating spell. Did you hear it?
Your support of Symphony Ball shares the magical and powerful gift of music with Minneapolis and the broader community.
Step in and Experience The Magic with the Minnesota Orchestra at Symphony Ball 2023. You never know what surprises might be up our sleeve!
5:00PM - Dinner guest arrival, cocktail reception and silent auction
Hilton Third Floor
6:30PM - Dinner and Live Auction
8:20PM - Guests move to Orchestra Hall Auditorium
Partier guest arrival at Orchestra Hall
9:00PM - Concert featuring the Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by Sarah Hicks
9:45PM After-Party: Enjoy light fare, an interactive starlight gallery and dancing with singer-songerwriter extraordinaire Chan Poling and guests
12:00AM - Event Concludes
Black Tie Recommended
Individual Gala Tickets - $500+
Experience the Symphony Ball from start to finish. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, silent auction and a chef-curated dinner in addition to the program, concert and after-party.
Group Gala Tickets - $10,000+
Assemble a group of friends or colleagues for a night of magic. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, silent auction and chef-curated meal in addition to the program, concert and after-party.
Partier Tickets - $99
Come for a dazzling Minnesota Orchestra concert and stay for the after-party with light fare, interactive starlight gallery and dancing with singer/songwriter extraordinaire Chan Poling and his guests.
Principal Conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall
The Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra, now in its second century, ranks among America’s top symphonic ensembles, with a distinguished history of acclaimed performances in its home state and around the world; award-winning recordings, broadcasts and educational engagement programs; and a commitment to intentionally build concert programs to feature more works by composers of color, exploring music both contemporary and historic. This fall, Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård begins his tenure as music director.
Sarah Hicks is the Minnesota Orchestra’s principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall, a role in which she oversees planning for and conducts many concerts in the broad-spectrum series of popular music, jazz, Broadway classics, movie scores and other genres. She also conducted the Inside the Classics and Sam & Sarah series for ten seasons.
Hicks’ career has seen collaborations with a diverse range of artists, from Hilary Hahn and Dmitri Hvorostovsky to Rufus Wainwright, Jennifer Hudson and Smokey Robinson. She has been an artistic leader in concerts featuring artists from Minnesota’s internationally-renowned popular music scene—including shows with The New Standards, multiple sold-out performances with Dessa and a live-in-concert recording released on Doomtree Records, and collaborations with indie band Cloud Cult. A specialist in film music and the film in concert genre, she is passionate about creating concert experiences which combine sight and sound, and that welcome new audiences to the orchestral genre.
Chan Poling is a songwriter, bandleader, composer of theatrical, television and film scores, and a seasoned performer. His alternative rock band, The Suburbs, became a touchstone of the “Minneapolis Sound” in the 1980s, recording albums for Polygram and A&M Records. His charismatic jazz trio The New Standards performs in theaters and clubs around the world, including Orchestra Hall with the Minnesota Orchestra. He has written musical scores and songs for a variety of award-winning theater productions, TV shows, documentary and independant films and, commercials. Among the honors for his work are an Ivey for Glensheen, two Emmys and a Cine Golden Eagle for documentaries featuring his musical scores.
Symphony Ball 2023 Committee
Event Chairs: Roma Calatayud-Stocks and Tom Stocks, M.D.
Honorary Chairs: Joe Green and Trudi Anderson
Breakthrough Growth, LLC
Minnesota Vikings Football Club, LLC
Okabena Investment Services, Inc.
Robins Kaplan, LLP
Additional Support Provided by
|Du Nord Social Spirits
Mill City Capital
Current as of 3-20-2023