Ring In The New Year With

The Phoenix Symphony

photos from the 2017 event by Haute Photography

Above: Guests will dance into 2019 to the music of The Phoenix Symphony, led by Guest Conductor Stuart Chafetz.

As part of The Phoenix Symphony’s 70th Anniversary Season, the beloved New Year’s Eve Gala returned last year in spectacular fashion, dazzling guests with festivities and music. Due to overwhelming demand, the Gala will take place again on December 31, 2018. 

Ring in 2019 with The Phoenix Symphony at Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. The magical evening begins at 8 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by a sit-down, three-course gourmet dinner. The highlight of the evening will be the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dance into the New Year with the full Phoenix Symphony orchestra. A champagne toast, delectable desserts and many other surprises will delight guests throughout this special celebration.

Above, top left: Rose and Harry Papp. Top right: Courtney and Mike Beeler. Bottom: Attendees dance the night away.

The Phoenix Symphony announced that Sharon and Dr. Oliver (“Ollie”) Harper are the 2018 Honorary Chairs. Sharon, the CEO and co-founder of Plaza Companies, has been a staunch supporter of community causes. Most recently, she was 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, a family physician with a subspecialty in geriatric medicine, is on faculty at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine Phoenix. Both Sharon and Ollie received the Phoenix Theatre’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. 

“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 Phoenix Symphony President & CEO, Jim Ward. 

Above, top left: Jeanne Herberger and Jim Ward cut a rug on the dance floor. Top right: Guests pose for a photo incognito. Bottom: During the sit-down dinner, attendees enjoy live entertainment.

Honorary chairs Sharon and Oliver Harper, event chairs Lucia Renshaw and Bruce Covil and sponsors BMO Private Bank, PetSmart and SRP invite you to ring in 2019 with The Phoenix Symphony.

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. Innovative efforts have allowed The Phoenix Symphony to expand its vital role in civic and community life, with musicians acting as ambassadors, advocates and educators for the benefit of Arizona residents.To learn more about the Symphony’s community programming, visit www.phoenixsymphony.com


WHEN: December 31, 2018

WHERE: Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa

CONTACT: Louann Phillips at 602.452.0423 or events@phoenixsymphony.org 

TICKETS: $500 per individual. Table sponsorships are $10,000.