March 4, 2016

Gala: 1000 Will Feature Silent Auction

Gala: 1000, a celebration of New World Symphony's 1000 alumni, is just around the corner.

This year's unforgettable evening will feature a silent auction during the reception and the night's after party, where guests can bid on a variety of items. The highest bidder when the clock strikes 12 will receive their exclusive prize, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the New World Symphony.

Guests can bid on the following items:


Enjoy fine, ultra-premium spirits from elegant and delectable gift basket made by Bacardi USA offering their high-end portfolio. The basket includes Grey Goose VX, Facundo Exquisito and Craigellachie 23.


Start your extravagant getaway with American Airlines business class flights that will take you to the stunning Turks & Caicos, where you will enjoy three nights at the award-winning Parrot Cay by COMO luxury resort!

Bathe in the sun and enjoy the Caribbean breeze from your on-the-beach, one bedroom, semi-detached beach house where a mile-long white sand beaches and turquoise water will greet you.


Anchors aweigh on Fathom’s new cruise ships to Cuba! Be ready to satisfy your desire to immerse yourself in a rich and vibrant culture.

Cuba will amaze you with its beaches, bays and mountains, and its exuberant music and exquisite art.


Invest in 12 bottles of Summerland Winery’s 2009 Odyssey Thurlestone Pinot Noir, full of fragrant red-fruit aromatics. Silky and juicy with pure acidity and smooth, lush texture.

An enchantingly fresh and elegant expression with lots of ready charm. Sweeter nuances, including cherry and raspberry, appear on the palate, where a fine texture leads to a lengthy finish.

Total Wine and More

Two couples will enjoy a luxurious three night stay in a breathtaking countryside villa in Tuscany, Italy. This exclusive VIP experience includes one-of-a-kind vineyard and winery tours, private wine tastings and an insider’s look at winemaking in Italy’s most famous wine region.

*Airfare is NOT INCLUDED

The March 12th gala, hosted by Actor Malcolm McDowell, will honor the vision of co-founders Michael Tilson Thomas and Ted and Lin Arison by welcoming back alumni luminaries who are transforming the world of classical music. Click here for tickets and more information.

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