Benefit Events
May 4, 2018 , 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Craneway Pavilion

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Here’s to Music, Joy of Joys! Don’t miss Berkeley Symphony’s exclusive 14th Annual Benefit Gala hosted at the stunning Craneway Pavilion in Richmond on Friday, May 4, 2018. One night only, our “Ode to Joy” evening will feature incredible performances and experiences, dining, and auction items. All proceeds support Berkeley Symphony’s concert and educational programs, including the commissioning of new work and the Symphony’s award-winning Music in the Schools program.

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Please support Berkeley Symphony as a individual sponsor at this year’s Benefit Gala with single ticket or table sponsorships below.

Includes listing in all event-related materials as a Maestra level sponsor, valet parking, reception, VIP dinner seating, and priority auction handling.

Maestra table of twelve: $16,500

Maestra tax-deductible portion: $15,600

Includes listing in all event-related materials as an Impresario level sponsor, valet parking, reception, VIP dinner seating, and priority auction handling.

Impresario table of ten: $11,500

Impresario tax-deductible portion: $10,750

Includes listing in all event-related materials as a Virtuoso level sponsor, valet parking, reception, dinner, and priority auction handling

Virtuoso table of ten: $7,500

Virtuoso tax-deductible portion: $6,750 

Includes reception and dinner. Table sponsors additionally receive listing in all event-related materials.

Aficionado table of ten: $3,750
Aficionado single tickets: $375 each

Aficionado table tax-deductible portion: $3,000
Aficionado single ticket tax-deductible portion: $300 


The audience you desire, the items they love! Donate an exclusive experience or item and we’ll showcase your brand to our audience. Accommodations, travel, behind-the-scenes access, one-on-one experiences, rare items, and high-value wine auctions help support our performance and music education programs. For more information about Gala attendee demographics, contact Ian Harwood at



Make an impressive impression! Promote your business or services to affluent and engaged Symphony Supporters. All ads in color. Full page $499 / Half page $299. Ad design included, or submit your own. Reservation date April 9; Ad deadline April 16. Contact John McMullen at (510) 459-8264 or

View our 2017 Gala Program Book


Promote your business as a Sponsor: Your logo and name will be showcased prior to and at the event with extensive digital, print, and “from the stage” recognition. Packages can be fully customized for your needs. For more information about Gala attendee demographics and what is possible, contact Ian Harwood at

View 2018 Sponsorship Packages

Gala Sponsors


S. Shariq Yosufzai & Brian James


Sandra & Kit Floyd

Kathleen G. Henschel & John W. Dewes


Gertrude E. Allen

Laura & Paul V. Bennett

Edith Jackson & Thomas W. Richardson Jr.

2018 GALA