The Reno Philharmonic will be hosting Hear the Future, their annual gala, on Saturday, May 16, honoring Dick and Charlotte McConnell, longtime benefactors of the orchestra. The gala will feature a delicious meal and a performance by the Reno Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Jason Altieri.
However, the highlight of the evening promise to be a solo performance by Oliver Leitner, winner of the Reno Philharmonic Youth Concerto competition, of the first movement of Mendelssohn’s violin concerto. There will be a silent auction of seven violins and violas decorated by area artists.
“As we celebrate our continued success, we really wanted our annual gala to focus on the future,” Tim Young, president and CEO of the Reno Philharmonic Association, said. “We felt there was no better way to bring our gala theme to light than by having our talented Youth Symphony Orchestra perform. Our attendees are in for a wonderful evening celebrating the worldwide talents of our local arts community.”
Tickets to the gala are available for $250 each. Event and table sponsorships are available starting at $2,500. Reservation deadline is May 8. To purchase tickets or for more information on the Reno Philharmonic, visit RENOPHIL.COM or call 775-323-6393. The event will be held at the Downtown Reno Ballroom, 401 N. Center Street.