Orchestra gala nets more than $800K

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

ST. LOUIS -- The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra's first gala event in a decade has raised more than $800,000 for the nation's second-oldest orchestra.

Executive director Fred Bronstein said "A Noteworthy Affair" on Saturday evening was successful both artistically and as a fundraiser.

Superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma performed and music director David Robertson conducted, to a standing-room-only audience at Powell Hall.

Afterward, more than 500 of the concert's guests dined and danced at a nearby ballroom.

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