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The Philadelphia Orchestra Kimmel Center Inc - Great Stages Gala The Philadelphia Orchestra Kimmel Center Inc - Great Stages Gala The Philadelphia Orchestra Kimmel Center Inc - Great Stages Gala

Great Stages Gala

A New Tradition

May 16, 2023, 5:00 PM

Performance Details

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
5:00–6:00 PM – Luminaries Reception, Academy of Music Stage
Elevated cocktail hour featuring a red-carpet entrance, celebratory toast, open bar, and heavy hors d’oeuvres

6:00–7:30 PM – Gala Soiree, Academy of Music Lobby
Festive reception with open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and musical entertainment

8:00 PM – The Philadelphia Orchestra Featuring Renée Fleming,  Angélique Kidjo, and host Jim Gardner, Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center

The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Kimmel Cultural Campus join together in a new gala celebration to benefit the great stages of the Academy of Music, the Miller Theater, and the Kimmel Center. The Great Stages Gala—featuring a performance with Music and Artistic Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and a star-studded lineup of special guests—honors our shared history and heralds a new era for the performing arts in Philadelphia.

Gala Co-Chairs
Lisa Buckingham | Jami Wintz McKeon | Christopher Keith

Music Director
Yannick Nézet-Séguin

For additional information, contact Hannah Lermitte
at or 215.670.2386.

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center, Inc., extends gratitude to the 2023 Great Stages Gala Sponsors.

Diamond Sponsor
Comcast NBCUniversal
Ralph and Beth Johnston Muller

Platinum Sponsor
Edith R. Dixon
Freedom Mortgage
Independence Blue Cross
Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer and Joseph Neubauer
John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick
Leslie Miller and Richard Worley Foundation
Stradley Ronon

Gold Patron
Tobey and Mark Dichter
Christopher and Amanda Keith
David and Sandy Marshall
Morgan Lewis
Caroline B. Rogers

Silver Patron
Sherrin Baky-Nessler and William E. Nessler III
Elinor H. and James M. Buck III
Elaine Woo Camarda and A. Morris Williams, Jr.
Sara A. Cerato
Norman and Suzanne Cohn
Constance and Michael Cone
Anne C. Ewers
Faegre Drinker
Jim Gardner and Amy Goldman
Lauren Gilchrist
Gerald Lawrence and Dr. Stefanie Porges
Elizabeth and Edwin Mahoney
Joseph M. Manko, Sr.
NFI and The Jeff and Tracy Brown Foundation
Nancy and Jack Rogers
Dianne and Jeffrey Rotwitt
Adele K. Schaeffer
Dianne L. Semingson
Linda F. and Steven D. Siegfried
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Townsend
Dr. Sankey V. Williams and the Hon. Constance H. Williams

Bronze Patron
Ballard Spahr LLP
Cozen O’Connor
Malmud-Kravitz Foundation
WSFS CARES Foundation

Brass Patron
Claudia and Richard Balderston
N. Judith Broudy
Matthew H. Carabasi and Kathleen E. Squires
Kenneth E. Davis
Julia A. Haller, M.D., and John D. Gottsch, M.D.
Hess Foundation, Inc.
Eric and Lenora Hume
Kameron and Richelle Rabenou
Amanda and Dick Smoot
Jack and Ramona Vosbikian

Dr. Susan C. Aldridge
Sibby Brasler
Amy and Terry Buckman
Rob and Patty Delany
Andrea and Warren Kantor
Jane G. Pepper
Elizabeth and Hershel Richman
The Rinaldi Family, Jacobs Music
Randy Swartz and Judith Sills Swartz
Dr. R.J. Wallner
F. Gordon Yasinow

The Philadelphia Orchestra Central Volunteer Committee
Kate Brady Rauscher

Sponsor list as of March 16, 2023

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