15th Annual Berkeley Symphony Gala

, Craneway Pavilion

15th Annual Berkeley Symphony Gala


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A Night in New Orleans
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Craneway Pavilion
1414 Harbour Way S, Richmond, CA

6:00PM Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction 7:30PM Dinner and Live Entertainment
8:15PM Live Auction and Fund-a-Future
Jazzy Cocktail Attire

Artists
Sean Jones, Trumpet
Quiana Lynell, Vocals

The 15th Annual Berkeley Symphony Gala

Experience the sights, sounds and flavors of New Orleans as you enjoy jazz music, savor a delicious three-course meal, and bid on a fantastic array of auction items ranging from rare bottles of wine to fun-filled excursions and getaways.

All proceeds support Berkeley Symphony’s concert and educational programs including commissioning new works and the award-winning Music in the Schools program.

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Sean Jones

Sean Jones

 

About Sean Jones

Music and spirituality have always been fully intertwined in the artistic vision of trumpeter, bandleader, composer, educator and activist Sean Jones. Singing and performing as a child with the church choir in his hometown of Warren, Ohio, Sean switched from the drums to the trumpet at the age of 10. 

Sean is a musical chameleon and is comfortable in any musical setting no matter what the role or the genre. He is equally adept in being a member of an ensemble as he is at being a bandleader. Sean turned a 6-month stint with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra into an offer from Wynton Marsalis for a permanent position as lead trumpeter, a post he held from 2004 until 2010. In 2015 Jones was tapped to become a member of the SFJAZZ Collective. During this time, Sean has managed to keep a core group of talented musicians together under his leadership forming the foundation for his groups that have produced and released eight recordings on the Mack Avenue Records, the latest is his 2017 release Sean Jones: Live from the Jazz Bistro.

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About Quiana Lynell

With a smile that will entrance you and a voice that helps your troubles disappear, Lynell’s vocal dexterity allows her to perform a limitless repertoire. Infusing her classical training with her gospel upbringing she approaches jazz as a storyteller.

Graduating from Louisiana State University’s music department Lynell is able to harness her voice as a true instrument and perform various genres of music with precision and validity. Lynell frequents the stage as a clinician, performer, arranger, bandleader and songwriter. As she has made her way through the music scene Lynell has shared the stage with headline jazz artists such as Herlin Riley, Roderick Paulin, Don Vappie, Mitchell Player and countless local artists and bands. Collaborating and creating lifelong experiences is a passion of Lynell’s, she has been a featured vocalist on various artist recordings. Lynell has performed with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra as the principle Soprano using the classical side of her voice and has performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival presenting traditional jazz music. She has performed in several musicals throughout New Orleans and Baton Rouge receiving rave reviews.

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Quiana Lynell

Quiana Lynell

 

 

About Quiana Lynell

With a smile that will entrance you and a voice that helps your troubles disappear, Lynell’s vocal dexterity allows her to perform a limitless repertoire. Infusing her classical training with her gospel upbringing she approaches jazz as a storyteller.

Graduating from Louisiana State University’s music department Lynell is able to harness her voice as a true instrument and perform various genres of music with precision and validity. Lynell frequents the stage as a clinician, performer, arranger, bandleader and songwriter. As she has made her way through the music scene Lynell has shared the stage with headline jazz artists such as Herlin Riley, Roderick Paulin, Don Vappie, Mitchell Player and countless local artists and bands. Collaborating and creating lifelong experiences is a passion of Lynell’s, she has been a featured vocalist on various artist recordings. Lynell has performed with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra as the principle Soprano using the classical side of her voice and has performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival presenting traditional jazz music. She has performed in several musicals throughout New Orleans and Baton Rouge receiving rave reviews.

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GALA PHOTOS FROM PRIOR YEARS

Tables and Tickets

Gala & Season Sponsor - $20,000

Berkeley Symphony Gala and Season Sponsor – $20,000 ($18,200 tax-deductible)
This unique opportunity combines the benefits of Gala event sponsorship with the on-going recognition of corporate sponsorship for the 2019-2020 Season.

  • Gala Event Sponsorship
    • Recognition as the primary sponsor in all forms of Gala communication.  Example: Berkeley Symphony Benefit Gala Sponsored by Company Logo, Company Name
    • VIP dinner seating for 12, valet parking, and priority auction handling 
  • Website, Social Media, Email, Invitation and Press Coverage
    • Featured as the primary Gala sponsor in all forms of event communication
      • Event webpage, with link to your organization’s website
      • Social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) with link to your organization’s website
      • Printed invitations to over 1,000 dedicated supporters
      • Gala emails to Berkeley Symphony’s list of approximately 6,000 supporters with a link to your organization’s website
      • Gala-related articles and ads in the local press
  • On-site Event Recognition
    • Featured as the primary Gala sponsor at the event
      • Logo and company name on the cover of the Gala program
      • One full-page color ad in the Gala program
      • Multiple impressions of logo projected prominently in Craneway Pavilion  
      • Opportunity for company representative to address the Gala audience from the stage
  • 2019-2020 Season Sponsorship
    • Logo featured on landing page of Berkeley Symphony website
    • Logo on printed marketing collateral throughout the season
    • One full-page color ad in each of the Symphonic and Chamber series programs
    • Recognition from the stage at concerts
    • Complimentary tickets to Symphonic and Chamber series concerts
    • Invitations to Berkeley Symphony post-concert receptions and special events

 

 

Maestra Table Sponsor - $16,500

Maestra Table Sponsor – $16,500 ($14,700 tax-deductible) 
VIP dinner seating for 12, valet parking, and priority auction handling, plus the following additional benefits:

  • Website, Social Media, Email and Invitation
    • Logo on Gala event webpage, with link to your organization’s website
    • Sponsor thank you on social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) with link to your organization’s website
    • Logo included in all Gala-related emails to Berkeley Symphony’s list of approximately 6,000 supporters preceding event with a link to your organization’s website
    • Corporate name on event invitations sent to over 1,000 dedicated supporters
  • On-site Event Night Recognition
    • Logo on sponsor page of Gala program
    • One full-page color advertisement in Gala program
    • Multiple impressions of logo projected prominently in Craneway Pavilion  
    • Recognition by the host from the stage
  • Special Advertising Rate
    • 25% discount on Symphonic Series program book advertising for the 2019-2020 season
  • Concert Tickets
    • A total of 8 complimentary 2019/20 Symphonic series tickets (4 concerts total)
    • A total of 10 complimentary 2019/20 Chamber series tickets (5 concerts total)
Impresario Table Sponsor - $11,500

Impresario Table Sponsor – $11,500 ($10,000 tax-deductible)
VIP dinner seating for 10, valet parking, and priority auction handling, plus the following additional benefits:

  • Website, Social Media, Email and Invitation  
    • Logo on Gala event webpage, with link to your organization’s website
    • Sponsor thank you on social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) with link to your organization’s website
    • Corporate name included in Gala-related emails to Berkeley Symphony’s list of 6,000 supporters with a link to your organization’s website
    • Corporate name on event invitations sent to over 1,000 dedicated supporters
  • On-site Event Night Recognition
    • Logo on sponsor page of Gala program
    • One full-page color advertisement in Gala program
    • Multiple impressions of logo projected prominently in Craneway Pavilion  
    • Recognition by the host from the stage
  • Special Advertising Rate
    • 20% discount on Symphonic Series program book advertising for the 2019-2020 season
  • Concert Tickets
    • A total of 8 complimentary 2019/20 Symphonic series tickets (4 concerts total)
Virtuoso Table Sponsor - $7,500

Virtuoso Table Sponsor – $7,500 ($6,000 tax-deductible)
Dinner seating for 10, valet parking, plus the following additional benefits:

  • Website, Social Media, Email and Invitation
    • Logo on Gala event webpage, with link to your organization’s website
    • Sponsor thank you on social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) with link to your organization’s website
    • Corporate name included in Gala-related emails to Berkeley Symphony’s list of 6,000 supporters with a link to your organization’s website
  • On-Site Event Night Recognition
    • Logo on sponsor page of Gala program
    • One half-page color ad in the Gala program
    • Multiple impressions of logo projected prominently in the Craneway Pavilion  
    • Recognition by the host from the stage
  • Special Advertising Rate
    • 20% discount on Symphonic Series program book advertising in the 2019-2020 season
  • Concert Tickets
    • A total of 4 complimentary 2019/20 Symphonic series tickets (4 concerts total)  
Aficionado Table Sponsor - $4,500

Aficionado Table Sponsor – $4,500 ($3,000 tax-deductible)
Dinner seating for 10, plus the following additional benefits:

  • Website, Social Media, Email, Invitation and Gala Program
    • Logo on Gala event webpage, with link to your organization’s website
    • Sponsor thank you on social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) with link to your organization’s website
    • Corporate name included in Gala-related emails to Berkeley Symphony’s list of 6,000 supporters with a link to your organization’s website
    • Logo on sponsor page of event program
  • Special Advertising Rate
    • 20% discount on Symphonic Series program book advertising in the 2019-2020 season

 

Performer Half Table - $2,250

Performer Half Table – $2,250 ($1,500 tax-deductible)
Dinner seating for 5, plus the following additional benefits:

  • Website, Social Media, Email, Invitation and Gala Program
    • Logo on Gala event webpage, with link to your organization’s website
    • Logo on sponsor page of event program
  • Special Advertising Rate
    • 20% discount on Symphonic Series program book advertising in the 2019-2020 season
Individual Tickets - $800 per couple

Individual Tickets – $800 per couple ($500 tax-deductible)
Two individual tickets to the Gala

  • Reception
  • Three-course dinner
  • Auction
  • Live entertainment
Individual Tickets - $450

Individual Tickets – $450 ($300 tax-deductible)
One individual ticket to the Gala

  • Reception
  • Three-course dinner
  • Auction
  • Live entertainment

For information about tables, tickets, sponsorship, advertising, or the event, please contact us at jtibbs@berkeleysymphony.org or call (510) 841-2800

Underwriting Opportunities

Entertainment
  • Logo on Gala event webpage, invitation and program sponsor page
  • Sponsor thank you on social media channels
  • Recognition from the stage when the special guest is introduced
Beverages
  • Logo on Gala event webpage and Gala program sponsor page
  • Branded signing at all of the Gala bars
Gala Invitations and Program Booklet
  • Logo featured on Gala invitation and program
  • Logo on Gala event webpage
Photography
  • Logo on Gala event webpage and program sponsor page
  • Signing at the Craneway Pavilion

For information about tables, tickets, sponsorship, advertising, or the event, please contact us at jtibbs@berkeleysymphony.org or call (510) 841-2800

MAESTRA

Ann and Gordon Getty
S. Shariq Yosufzai and Brian James

IMPRESARIO

Kathleen Henschel and John Dewes

VIRTUOSO

Gertrude Allen
Edith Jackson and
Thomas Richardson

AFICIONADO

Laura and Paul Bennett
Dianne Crosby and
Scott Hamilton
Kathleen Crandall and 
Lori Gitter
Sandra and Kit Floyd

MEDIA SPONSORS

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May 11, 2019