Celebrate WCMS's 30th Anniversary and the successful completion of our "Keys to the Future"
Campaign at our "Celebrating 30...Let the Music Play! Gala.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
VIP Pre-Gala Concert 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Held in our "Home for Music" at 407 Highland Avenue, Winchester
$150 (includes Pre-Gala Concert) -or- $100 (Gala only)
Sponsorship opportunities available!
To purchase tickets or to learn more about sponsorship
, contact Development Assistant Diane Monteith
or call 781-721-2950.
Listen, mingle, and dance to live music performed by WCMS faculty and guest artists throughout our "Home for Music." Join us for a VIP pre-gala concert
showcasing our talented classical faculty. Have a drink in our Quintessential Jazz Club with a complimentary selection of fine wines, beer, soft drinks, and our signature cocktail. Enjoy sumptuous hors d'oeuvres and delectable desserts in our Roomful of Blues. Dance the night away in our Rock n' Roll Dance tent.
Click here for an audio preview of the best live music Winchester has to offer!
- A VIP Pre-Gala Concert and Champagne Anniversary Toast with music of Beethoven, Chopin, and Saint-Saens performed by faculty and guests: Norina Rowen - soprano, Annegret Klaua & Karen Oosterbaan - violin, Anne Bennett - cello, Michelle Nover - flute, and John Kramer, Rieko Tanaka, and Aimee Tsuchiya - piano.
- A Quintessential Jazz Club with Steve Wark - vocals, Harvey Diamond - piano, Curt Shumate - guitar, Mark Pucci - bass, and Andrew Jones - drums.
- A Roomful of Blues with Tim Gartland - vocals & harmonica, Tom West - piano, Marty Ballou - bass
Festivities include dancing and a fabulous silent auction.
- A Rock & Roll Dance Tent with "The New Originals" featuring Mike Verge - lead vocals & guitar, Eliot Hunt - guitar, Phil Aiken - keyboards, Joe Klompus - bass, and Matt Pendergast - drums Hear the band now!
A sampling of auction items include:
Check back often for an updated list of auction items.
Thank you to our wonderful Gala Committee members:
- A Bruins Championship Hockey Stick signed by the team
- A Vermont Vacation Home
- James Taylor at Tanglewood tickets
- A "musical soiree" in your home performed by Boston Pops musician Neil Grover and Broadway Actress Maureen Brennan
- Commission your own musical piece from composer & pianist John Kramer
- BSO tickets and dinner
- A "Cooks Illustrated" Gift Basket
- Official Patriot's Championship Football signed by linebacker Gary Guyton
- Tickets to Merrimack Repetory Theater
- A tennis outing at the Boston Badminton & Tennis Club
- Tickets to Berklee Performance Center
- A Giving Melody,Sports tickets, concert tickets, gardening gift certificates and more....
Cindy Seferian & Barbara Shegog, Co-chairs
Annie Bartlett, Mark DiOrio, Patty Dowden, Karen Erikson, Andrew Jones, Carol Kent, Kathryn Maffei, Diane Monteith, Wendy Jo New, Corie Nichols, Maria Nicholson, Joan O'Neil, Shukong Ou, Jessi Rosinski, Norina Rowen, Laurie Russell, Curt Shumate, Gabrielle Stott, Mary White-Scharf, Melodie Wing, and Shelly Wood Ziegelman.