MEDIA RELEASE (Sudbury Symphony): "Midnight & Mozart: An Austrian Affair” Gala supports Sudbury Symphony, Feb. 16

Feb 12, 2013

MEDIA RELEASE (Sudbury Symphony): "Midnight & Mozart: An Austrian Affair” Gala supports Sudbury Symphony, Feb. 16

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Sudbury, ON February 7, 2013: The Sudbury Symphony Orchestra’s annual gala will be held at Bryston’s on the Park on Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 6:00-10:00pm. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Midnight & Mozart: An Austrian Affair.” Seats are still available for this glamorous event. 

The evening starts with a champagne reception at 6:00pm. Music and entertainment will be provided by a Sudbury Symphony Orchestra String Trio, as well as gypsy jazz ensemble Hugh Jazz. A fabulous Austrian-themed dinner will be served beginning at 7:15 p.m. The listed menu includes puree of pumpkin soup, pork tenderloin with hunter sauce, spatzle and dobos torte. 

During the evening, there will be a silent auction featuring many special packages including a weekend getaway to Gordon’s Lodge (Manitoulin Island), subscriptions to the Sudbury Theatre Centre’s 13.14 season, “golf and more” at courses throughout the city and signed memorabilia from Justin Bieber, Mario Lemieux, James Taylor, Elton John and Billy Joel. 

There will also be a live auction, hosted by CBC’s Jessica Pope with seven separate lots available for live bidding. Among the reserve items, a week-long stay at a Fort Meyers, Florida home; a skating lesson with 2-time Canadian Pairs Figure Skating Champion, Meagan Duhamel; a VIP package to Festival of the Sound and an evening experience with SSO Music Director Victor Sawa and Concertmaster Christian Robinson.  A complete list of auction items is available on the SSO website at

Proceeds from this event will support the orchestra’s education and outreach programs. In the 2011.2012 season, funds raised from this event assisted the orchestra in reaching over 2,500 young people in the community. 

Tickets for “Midnight & Mozart: An Austrian Affair” are $100 per guest, with a portion of the ticket eligible for a tax receipt. To secure your seat, call 705.673.1280. 

About the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra:  Founded in 1953, the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to increasing the awareness and appreciation of music in the Sudbury Region and surrounding area by providing the opportunity for the public to attend a stimulating program of concerts and by encouraging artistic excellence, commitment and education. Their concert season is performed at Glad Tidings Tabernacle. Visit them online at
for Young People is sponsored by Vale. The Season Presenting Sponsor is Petryna Advertising. The SSO is grateful for the support of its government funding partners: The Ontario Arts Council and the City of Greater Sudbury.