Spring Gala 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Join Honorary Chairs Don and Cindy Misheff on April 21, 2018, for the annual Spring Gala to benefit the Akron Symphony Orchestra.

The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. and feature a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, a delectable dinner, and live entertainment from Theron Brown and Friends! We’ll have an auction filled with something that everyone will want to bid on, and the best part is all proceeds support the Orchestra’s mission to enrich Northeast Ohio through entertaining music and innovative community outreach programs.

The Spring Gala will be held at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron.

Bidding is Now Open!

Don’t wait to register to bid on an item! The silent auction items are now live, so register today to get a jump start on your favorite items. To register, simply text akron18 to 24700 and a message will be sent back with your personal login link. Even if you cannot attend the event, you may still bid on an item, so register and begin bidding!  

Check out all the auction items on our special Spring Gala website and get those bids in!

Individual Tickets

Each ticket includes valet parking, a cocktail reception with exquisite hors d’oeuvres, a delectable formal dinner, and live entertainment.

Individual: $150 ($112 is tax deductible)

Patron: $200, which includes a complimentary drink ticket and program recognition ($162 is tax deductible)

You may conveniently register for the Spring Gala by calling the Akron Symphony Orchestra office at 330.535.8131.

Reserve a Table!

Want to have a group of friends join you for this exciting event? Then consider purchasing a table for the Spring Gala. Tables cost $1,200 ($896 is tax deductible).

For information on how to reserve a table, please contact Director of Development Jennifer Anzalone by phone at 330.535.8131 or by email at jennifer@akronsymphony.org.

Dinner Menu

Salad Course

Mesclun Greens with Strawberries, Feta Cheese, Pine Nuts and a Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Entrée Course

Option 1 (Meat): Seared Filet Mignon with Wild Mushrooms and Tarragon Butter

Option 2 (Chicken): Frenched Chicken with a White Wine and Fresh Herb Jus

Option 3 (Fish): Seared Salmon with a Caper and Herb Relish

Option 4 (Vegetarian): Crabless Cakes with Hearts of Palm and Corn

All entrées are served with Dauphine Scalloped Potatoes and Seasoned Spring Asparagus

Dessert Course

Dessert Display

Premium Coffees and Select Teas

Become a Spring Gala Sponsor

Sponsoring our 2018 Spring Gala is a perfect way to help sustain the Akron Symphony Orchestra in a highly visible way for your company or organization.

Numerous sponsorship levels have been designed to fit almost any budget and interest level.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Director of Development Jennifer Anzalone by phone at 330.535.8131 or by email at jennifer@akronsymphony.org


Presenting Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

Apple Growth Partners
Cypress Companies/Rollie and Mary Bauer
Ernst & Young, LLP
Edward and Leslie Kissel
Mike and Julie Pasternak

Table Sponsors

Akron Symphony Guild

Tom and Joan Baumgardner
Ernst & Young, LLP
Lenore M. France, CRNA, MSN
Rob and Heidi Frutchey
The House of LaRose
Melissa Johnson and Robert Kazar
Key Bank

Jessica and Stan Korzhiletskiy
Kathleen Leigh and Tina Magazine
Novus Clinic
Mike and Julie Pasternak
Peoples Bank
Renée and Guy Pipitone

PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Kurt Reed and Katie Carver Reed
Roetzel & Andress

Karen and Fred Schreckengost
David and Patty Sinar


Mark and Sandy Auburn
Leonard and Karen Budd, Ph.D.
Tom and Karen Clark
Tom and Barb Crookes
Edward Delaria
Sandy Delaria
Bruce Fahey
Jason Lorenzon
Bill and Ginny Melver
Diana Parry
Donna Valentine

A very special thank you to the following who made financial donations to the 2018 Spring Gala.
DuWayne and Dottie Hansen
Karen Karis
Kastner, Westman & Wilkins
Art and Sarah Kaufman
Cynthia Knight
George and Mary Marg Marquis
The Maynard Family Foundation
Melodie Morgan-Minott, Ph.D.
Joann Oelschlager
Kosta and Sophia Papich
The Rev. Dr. Howard and Barbara Russell