June 17, 2017
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
Amirah Limayo (Lead)
Jose Luis Garcia
AWARDS SELECTION COMMITTEE
Luis Ramos (Lead)
Edwin Raquel (Lead)
John S. Mina
ARTISTIC DESIGN & CONCEPT
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
CONCERT MASTER SPONSORS
FRIEND OF FASO SPONSORS
LIVE AUCTION SPONSORS
SILENT AUCTION (IN KIND DONORS)