Dance and dine at the Symphony Ball Feb. 2

This past mid-winter gala tempted couples to waltz the night away.

This past mid-winter gala tempted couples to waltz the night away.

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra and the Champlain Valley Friends of the VSO will host the annual winter gala, Symphony Ball.  This year’s honorary co-chairs are Mayor and Mrs. Miro Weinberger and UVM President and Mrs. Tom Sullivan. The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2 in the Grand Maple Ballroom of the Dudley Davis Center at the University of Vermont in Burlington.  For the 35th year, the VSO invites Vermonters to step into their dancing shoes, twirl the floor to waltzes, and swing to the 18-piece Vermont Jazz Ensemble. All proceeds from the premiere black tie tradition will benefit VSO educational and musical programs throughout the state.

The Symphony Ball brings the special opportunity to dine with friends and dance to the live music of the VSO under the direction of principal guest conductor Anthony Princiotti.  Guests will also swing to the music of the 18-piece Vermont Jazz Ensemble. The annual gala includes a cocktail reception–cash bar–and a silent auction beginning at 6 pm, with an elegant dinner and complimentary wine following.  Dancing begins at 7 pm and continues until 12:30 am.

Besides a beautiful evening of dining and dancing, Symphony Ball tickets also include discounted tuxedo rentals at Men’s Wearhouse & Tux, and special room rates for romantic retreats at the Courtyard Marriott Burlington Harbor and the Sheraton Burlington Hotel, with limo transportation to the Davis Center provided by Ethan Allen Coachworks.

Symphony Ball is open to everyone! Tickets for the black-tie gala are $175 per person, $225 for Silver Patrons, or $325 for Gold Patrons. Tables for 10 are available for $1,750. Patron tables are also available. A portion of the ticket cost is tax-deductible. For tickets, absentee auction item bids or further details, please contact Marissa Strayer-Benton at (800) VSO-9293, ext. 25, or at marissa@vso.org, or visit www.vso.org.

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