June 17, 2017

presents
 

A Night of Symphony

excellence awards and dinner gala

 

 

By invitation only.

The Gala Benefit Dinner is a fundraising event earmarked to sustain the orchestra so we can continue to bring beautiful symphonic music and fund the music education programs in support of aspiring Filipino American artists.

The Gala Benefit Dinner will be held at the legendary Mary Pickford’s former estate, with its expansive and magical grounds that evoke the grandeur of the golden era of Hollywood. The estate is now owned by one of FASO's board members, Mr. Edwin Raquel, and his family.


Gala Organizing Committee

Maestro Robert Shroder
MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR

Arlene Ferrolino      Luis Ramos
Sonia Delen

HONORARY CHAIRPERSONS

Rocio Nuyda
GALA CHAIRPERSON

Edwin Raquel
Charina Vergara
Josie Castro

Sandy Welsh
GALA CO-CHAIRPERSONS

Lani Raquel
GALA ADVISOR
 

 MEMBERS

BUSINESS COMMITTEE
Amirah Limayo (Lead)
Claire Espina
Jose Luis Garcia
Susan Legaspi
Carmelita O'Neil

AWARDS SELECTION COMMITTEE
Luis Ramos (Lead)
Arlene Ferrolino
Ruben Nepales
Rocio Nuyda
Edwin Raquel

Robert Shroder

ARTISTIC COMMITTEE
Edwin Raquel (Lead)
Irene Gregorio
John S. Mina

ARTISTIC DESIGN & CONCEPT
Sandy Welsh

 

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is the attire?
A: The event attire is cocktail or long dress, black suit (black tie optional), Filipiniana

Q: Where should guests report to check-in and get table assignments, what time does it begin and where is it located?
A: Guests to the Gala Awards and Benefit Dinner (only); registration is at 5:30 p.m.
Guests to both the Private Meet and Greet and Awards and Benefit Dinner; registration is at 3:30 p.m.
Please plan to arrive half-hour earlier than scheduled.

Q: Is event parking available?
A: We are offering free valet parking at the gala. Our valet will have an efficient system in place so you can drop off or pick up your car quickly and easily. Be alert for valets directing traffic and follow their lead. Please do not leave any valuable items in your car. Make sure you have your claim ticket and please consider tipping the valet who brings you your car.

Q: Do I need a physical ticket for the Gala?
A: Yes, all guests who paid for individual tickets will need to present their ticket at the registration table and then assigned a seat. If you are a guest of someone who purchased a table, you will be assigned a seat for the Gala upon arrival and check-in. PLEASE NOTE EVERYONE MUST CHECK-IN AT THE REGISTRATION TABLE PRIOR TO GAINING ACCESS TO THE ESTATE AND GALA.

Q: Is this FASO's first Gala?
A: Yes, this is FASO's very first Gala Benefit Dinner, Awards in Excellence in Music and Philanthropy

Q: Is this a fundraiser?
A: Yes, this is a fundraiser. Your participation makes it possible for FASO to continue playing music for the community and offer education and outreach programs such as workshops and master classes for the youth.


Special thanks to our sponsors
 

MAESTRO SPONSOR

 
 
 

 

CONCERT MASTER SPONSORS

 
 
 

 

FRIEND OF FASO SPONSORS

 

LIVE AUCTION SPONSORS

 

EVENTS SPONSORS

 

 

SILENT AUCTION (IN KIND DONORS)