Past Benefit Events

Beethoven in Blue Jeans on April 20, 2018

The Symphony welcomed almost 200 friends and supporters to King Family Vineyards on Friday April 20, for Beethoven in Blue Jeans. Attendees enjoyed a unique bourbon tasting, hors d'oeuvres, bluegrass and classical music, a delicious buffet catered by The Local, and even an appearance by Beethoven himself! The event raised over $47,000 for the Symphony's vital educational and artistic programs. And though he's not smiling in any of the pictures, we think even Beethoven had a good time!

Many thanks to Tom Daly for the photos.

A Little Night Music on October 14, 2016

On Friday, October 14, the Symphony welcomed friends and supporters to A Little Night Music at Glenmore Country Club. Attendees enjoyed cocktails, dining and glorious music by members of the Charlottesville Symphony. This gala evening was inspired by Mozart's "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" and will benefit the orchestra's 2016-17 season of exciting public performances and vital K-12 education programs.

A Little Night Music Contributors (PDF)

Many thanks to photographer Tom Daly.


Kate Tamarkin: A Perfect 10! on October 24, 2015

On Saturday, October 24 over 200 friends and fans celebrated Kate Tamarkin's 10th anniversary as Music Director of the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia. Featuring cocktails, dinner and cameo performances by nine Principal Musicians, it truly was a night to remember!

"A brilliant party!"  "Fabulous entertainment, delicious food...and a wonderful tribute to Kate and the orchestra she leads."

Kate Tamarkin - A Perfect 10! Contributors (PDF) 

Bravo to everyone who helped make Kate Tamarkin - A Perfect 10! such a success. And many thanks to photographer Kristin Finn for the photos.


Denim & Diamonds on May 1, 2015

Our third annual Denim & Diamonds benefit event was held on May 1 at Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, VA. It was a beautiful evening filled with great friends, great food and great music, and we raised over $30,000 for the orchestra! Many thanks to Tom Daly for the photos.