Virtual Gala Fundraiser

Saturday, June 6 2020
7:00 pm | Join via Zoom
$300/household suggested donation

During this unprecedented time, the San Luis Obispo Symphony invites our top supporters to help compose the future of the Symphony by participating in this exclusive online event. Join Maestro Andrew Sewell for a private concert, meet our new Executive Director Anna James Miller, and enjoy early access to our Parties with a Purpose tickets.

Online registration has closed. For more information about this gala or to RSVP by phone, please contact Leslie A. McKinley at 805-548-1584 or

Parties with a Purpose

We have some amazing events available this coming year! Gala attendees will have the first chance to purchase their tickets, before they go on sale to the general public. These popular parties sell out quickly, so be sure to attend the gala to get the chance to grab your tickets early. More parties and information coming soon.

Poolside New Zealand Dinner
in honor of Maestro Andrew Sewell

Wednesday, September 2  |  6:00pm

Join Music Director Andrew Sewell and friends for an evening you won’t want to miss. This private party will be held around the outside pool of Joan Gellert-Sargen’s beautiful Avila Beach home, and will feature a delectable New Zealand-themed dinner created by Debbie Collines of Del Monte Cafe, entertainment, and a fantastic opportunity to wine, dine, and stroll the grounds. This event is limited to 20 guests.

A Jazzy Afternoon
at the Iconic Seaside Chapman Estate

Sunday, September 27  |  2:00pm

Celebrate the opening of the San Luis Obispo Symphony’s 2021 Season with an afternoon at the Chapman Estate in Shell Beach. Burnished Brass, composed of musicians from our Symphonywill be playing cool jazz, as we nosh on appetizers, sip local wines and beer and enjoy the beauty of the magnificent blooms in the Begonia House. Maestro Sewell will give a preview of the coming season. Our special guest will be the Symphony’s new Executive Director, Anna James Miller. This event is limited to 40 guests.

An Afternoon Around the Player Piano
with appetizers, wine, and song!

Sunday, January 10, 2021  |  2:00pm

This event will be held at the home of Judy and George Shepard in Los Osos and will feature commentary from a player piano master! Enjoy delicious appetizers and drinks, sing along to some of your favorite songs, and get expert insight into this quirky instrument. What could be more fun – music, food, wine and friends! This event is limited to 20 guests.

Win a Viking River Cruise

Raffle – Choose Your Cruise!
Pick Any 8-day River Cruise for 2

One lucky raffle winner will be picked during the Virtual Gala on June 6! If you win, you and a loved one will have your choice of any of Viking River Cruise’s 8-day European excursions, up until December 31, 2021.*

Raffle tickets are $100 each, and only 100 tickets will be sold – get yours before they sell out!

Your ticket purchase will benefit SLO Symphony. Thank you to Gulliver’s Travel and Viking River Cruises for supporting this raffle. For more information or to purchase your tickets, please contact Leslie A. McKinley at 805-548-1584 or

* Terms and conditions apply. Please contact us for complete details. Need not be present to win.