NHSO Marks 125th Anniversary Season with Gala Celebration Friday, January 25

Monday • January 7, 2019

Non-Profit will Honor Guiding Partners from Yale University: Robert Blocker & Linda Koch Lorimer

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) will mark its 125th Anniversary Season at a Fundraising Gala on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7:00pm at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven, Connecticut.

The event will celebrate the NHSO’s contributions to the community: artistic excellence, education, innovation, and a storied history – the NHSO is the fourth oldest orchestra in the United States. There will be live music by NHSO musicians and local music students, a cocktail reception, gourmet buffet dinner, interactive music activity stations – including a virtual reality experience and instrument petting zoo– and a live and silent auction.

The NHSO will mark its long-held partnership with the Yale School of Music by recognizing two honorees who have had a significant impact on both the NHSO and the greater New Haven community: Robert Blocker, the Henry and Lucy Moses Dean of Music at Yale University and Linda Koch Lorimer, Yale’s former Vice President for Global and Strategic Initiatives. To learn more about the honorees, visit NewHavenSymphony.org/Gala.

Brian Gedicks, Gala Committee Co-Chair and Associate General Counsel for the Knights of Columbus says, “This year’s 125th Anniversary gala is a very special occasion to celebrate the enduring impact the NHSO makes in the lives of all those who live in Greater New Haven and to recognize the orchestra’s long standing relationship with Yale.  We are hoping to make this year’s gala the most successful ever!”

Christine Jean-Louis, Gala Committee Co-Chair and Assistant Attorney General of the Office of the Attorney General, State of Connecticut, says, “The NHSO is celebrating 125 years of musical impact and growth within the New Haven community, and not many musical organizations, let alone an orchestra, can have such a celebration. It is a pleasure to reach this milestone and honor two individuals who are exemplary of the history and support the NHSO has received since its inception, and who inspire many others to contribute to the NHSO’s future here in New Haven.”

To purchase tickets to the NHSO’s 125th Anniversary Gala, visit NewHavenSymphony.org/Gala, email Development@NewHavenSymphony.org, or call (203) 865-0831 ext. 18.

About the New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Now celebrating its 125th anniversary season, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra continues to fulfill its mission of increasing the impact and value of orchestral music for its audiences through high quality, affordable performances and educational programming. The NHSO presents more than 40 concerts annually throughout the region and reaches more than 18,000 students through its award-winning educational and community programming. For more information, visit NewHavenSymphony.org.

The 125th Anniversary Gala is sponsored by Yale University, Holland & Knight, Seabury at Home, and the Yale New Haven Health Heart and Vascular Center and Transplantation Center, as well as Big Wave Productions and SphereGen.