2017 Gala

You are invited to the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra’s 2017 Gala

The 2017 gala is named in honor of our musicians, our stars, and your presence at our gala reinforces your participation as an active civic partner in the arts and education.

By purchasing a ticket, making a donation, participating in the auctions, and voting for a dance team you are actively funding our core programs as well as our mission: To enrich, engage, and inspire our community through the performance of orchestral music.

Please join us for an evening full of dancing, live music, drinks, auctions, food, and fun!

High Country Conference Center 6 PM

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Dance Competition

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra’s 2017 Gala, entitled “Dancing For Our Stars” is taking on the adventurous task of adding a dance competition to the night’s events!

5 teams, comprised of local celebrities, will each dance for 90 seconds in an effort to fundraise for the FSO. Voting for the team of your choice can be done online at any time from now until April 8th.

Once the evening begins votes can only be made in-person. The dance team with the most votes will be deemed the winners at the close of the competition.

We have two amazing sponsors of the Dance Competition, please thank them when the opportunity arises!

Northern Arizona Dermatology

Christine Stephenson & Mark Carroll & Family



Coral Evans, Mayor of the City of Flagstaff dancing with Scott Hathcock, CEO of NACET.

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Andrew Hamby, Principal Cellist for the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, dancing with his wife Angela.

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Jessica Andersen, Principal Harpist for the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, dancing with her Husband Doug.

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Rob Thames, CEO of Northern Arizona Healthcare, dancing with his wife Kathy.

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Richard Lane, Executive Director of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, dancing with Sheila Howard.

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Live Auction Items

This year’s gala boasts an outstanding selection of packages available during the live auction portion of the evening.

Mercedes-Benz of Flagstaff

Back by popular demand, this live auction package offers you the unique opportunity to drive a brand-new, fresh from the factory,  Mercedes-Benz vehicle in Europe for up to 15 days. More details at the Gala!


Luxury Safari Resort Vacation

This live auction package includes 5 nights at the Ezulwini Lodge resort for 2 people at the game lodge in a private bungalow, food, tea and coffee, and two safari outings per day. This package can be purchased multiple times for those of you looking to make this a family trip.

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Discovery Channel Telescope Tour

Winning this item gets you a tour of the multi-million dollar telescope located just outside of Flagstaff. The tour for 4, hosted by Lowell Observatory, includes lunch at the Mormon Lake Lodge Steakhouse! This package is only available during the live auction portion of the evening. Lunch generously donated by Scott Gold, V.P. of Forever Resorts.


Diamond Necklace and Earrings

Whether you’re looking to add to your collection or win this as a gift, you cannot do better than diamonds! This Necklace and Earrings are made of 14 karat gold with Pave diamond floating circles.

Dinner at the Colton House

The Colton House package is once again up for auction at our annual gala. This year we’re offering the chance to win a night at the historic Colton House, including dinner for 8 prepared by international chef Ryan Dee!

Ryan started his career in the kitchens of the El Tovar, Bright Angel, and Phantom Ranch; working his way to Jackson Lake Lodge in Jackson Hole catering to the G9 Summit. He further honed his cooking skills at 350 Main in Park City UT and the Peaks in Telluride CO as a saucier and grill cook.

Fueling his cookery passion, Ryan enrolled in L’Ecole Ferrandi (France) studying under a renowned culinary M.O.F. (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) earning himself a CAP (Certificat d’Aptitude Professionnelle) and an externship at Plaza D’Athene under Alain Duscasse.

This opened the doors to experiences at Nobu, Le “R”, and Sumai’s Café in Paris and Potter’s Café in England as the Chef de Cuisine! Returning to the States, Ryan served as the sous chef at the MGM Grand and saucier at the Wynn in Las Vegas. Finally, returning to Flagstaff to settle down and raise a family.

Needless to say, dinner will be a gastronomic treat at the Colton House! Ryan’s wine pairing recommendations from his experience gained during numerous visits to salons du vin throughout the wine producing regions of France should be delightful!



3 Course Dinner


Every attendee will be served the High Country Salad. Apple Vinaigrette as well as Homemade Ranch Dressings will be available on the table.

Steak Option

Grilled Rib Eye w/ a Cherry Merlot Demi-Glace

Garlic Whipped Mashed Potatoes

Fresh Sautéed Broccoli w/Lemon Butter

Salmon Option

Pan Seared Salmon with a Pineapple Relish

Garlic Whipped Mashed Potatoes

Fresh Sautéed Broccoli  w/Lemon Butter

Vegetarian Option

Roasted Vegetable Wellington w/ a Colorful Cauliflower Fromage Puree

Garlic Whipped Mashed Potatoes

Fresh Sautéed Broccoli w/Lemon Butter Sauce


Every attendee will be served Agave Glazed Berries and Cream in an edible European Chocolate Sphere

Sponsor the Gala, get a Table!

Gala sponsorships are available for $2,500 and $5,000 and include many perks like name/logo recognition and premium seating!

Sponsoring the Gala gets you a table, dinner for 8, and complimentary wine. This is a great way to invite your employees out for a night of fun. Some sponsors donate all 8 seats at their table so that students, friends, and family may attend. No matter your reason for sponsoring the Gala, all proceeds benefit the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and our mission: To enrich, engage, and inspire our community through the performance of orchestral music.

Call us to find out more and Thank You for supporting the FSO! 928-774-5107 x103

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