Annual Gala

Date Set: September 28, 2019

2018 Highlights

Update 9/18/2018 – THIS YEAR’S EVENT IS SOLD OUT.   Thank you sponsors and patrons!

This year’s annual An Evening Under the Stars Gala is Saturday, Sept. 29th and begins at 6:00 p.m. This event, our sixth annual benefit gala, is being held at Palazzo di Migianella in El Dorado Hills, the elegant Italian vineyard estate of our board Vice President Marie Mitchell.  The evening features a gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, performances by symphony musicians, a special concert by celebrity guest artist tenor Doug LaBrecque. Dave Bender, CBS Sacramento’s Emmy award winning meteorologist and auctioneer extraordinaire, returns as master of ceremonies.

Doug LaBrecque

Mr. LaBrecque, one of the most prolific concert performers of his generation, has been a soloist with some of the world’s finest symphony orchestras. His clear tenor thrilled theater audiences as The Phantom and Raoul in the Harold Prince production of The Phantom of the Opera. In addition, he starred on Broadway as Ravenal in the Prince revival of Showboat, a role he also performed in Canada and Chicago. He made his Carnegie Hall debut as a soloist with the New York Pops, and the same season debuted with The Boston Pops. The Kansas City Star called his “Music of the Night” performance “hypnotic,” noting it “brought the crowd to its feet.”

Tickets to the Gala are $300 per person, and attire is black tie optional. Valet parking will be provided. Premium seating and sponsorships are available.

Serrano Magazine Article

As featured in Serrano Magazine

By attending the gala, you will be supporting our efforts to provide music programs for youths and under served families and to invite top-tier guest artists to each concert. The funds help us offer our popular low- and no-cost family concert with an instrument petting zoo and free outdoor concerts as well as expand our program to bring music into the schools. To learn more, click here to download Serrano Magazine’s recent feature story on the Gala.

You can purchase tickets online or by calling 916-357-6718. For sponsorships or more information, please contact us at or 916-357-6718.

If you would like to donate items for the gala auction please fill out and mail in the auction donation form.

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A very special thank you to our 2018 Sponsors

Nada Boatright Fred and Karen Bookey Anson and Marien Wong
Slate Ridge Vineyards

Richard and Carolyn Bregard

Pat Seide Real Estate

Sharif Jewelers
Cummings Properties