Benefit Events
February 12, 2018 , 12:00 pm
Bancroft Hotel
Seats starting at $75

For table purchases, please call (510) 841-2800 x1.

Celebrate over 26 years of Music in the Schools by joining us for the 10th annual Music in the Schools Luncheon. This year’s event honoree is:

The Bernard E. & Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation
Ken Kuchman, Executive Director, whose multiple decades of support has made possible the expansion of MiTS from all eleven Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) elementary schools into all three BUSD middle schools.

All proceeds benefit our award-winning Music in the Schools Program (under the leadership of Ming Luke, Education Director), serving over 4,600 Berkeley public school students annually! These in-school programs and Family Concerts are offered 100% free of charge to students and their families.


Cranberry Orange Salad: Mixed greens topped with sliced oranges and dried cranberries with walnuts, tossed in a citrus vinaigrette (Vegan/Gluten Free)

Dijon Chicken: Boneless chicken prepared with a Dijon-caper cream sauce, served with caramelized onion and spinach orzo, and heirloom carrots; or
Creamy Polenta with Mushroom Ragout (Vegan/Gluten Free)

Lemoncello Mascarpone Cake; or
Blackberry Cabernet sorbet

Wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and coffee and tea included


Includes priority luncheon seating for table of eight, sponsorship level recognition, and complimentary concert tickets redeemable for any 17|18 or 18|19 Berkeley Symphony Symphonic concert:

Maestro Sponsor  – $2,500 (Tax-deductible portion: $2,030/table)
Soloist Sponsor – $1,500 (Tax-deductible portion: $1,125/table)

Reserve online or call 510.841.2800


Performer Level – $250 (Tax-deductible portion: $215/ticket)
Supporter Level – $75 (Tax-deductible portion: $40/ticket)

Reserve online or call 510.841.2800


Add on a $75 donation to your seat purchase to sponsor a music educator’s seat! Each $75 ticket sponsoring a teacher or musician is fully tax decuctible.


Parking can be found at the following locations:
Bancroft Parking Structure | 2669 Bancroft Way
Douglas Parking Lot | 2533 Durant Avenue
Bancroft Center Parking Garage | 2580 Bancroft Way


* The value of the luncheon and entertainment received in exchange for this gift is $30 per seat. Berkeley Symphony is a charitable 501(c)(3) corporation – tax i.d. #23-7219508. Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.