SAVANNAH, GA – December 21, 2018 – The Savannah Philharmonic will celebrate their Tenth Anniversary Season with an elegant gala, An Enchanted Evening, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, 1 International Drive.
To properly celebrate this special, commemorative season, the Savannah Philharmonic is preparing to stage an extraordinary, music-filled gala such as only “Savannah’s Philharmonic” can present. Orchestra and Chorus members will perform a two-act program featuring classical, choral and gypsy jazz. The stunning, American Traditions Vocal Competition’s (ATC) Artistic Director, Mikki Sodergren, will be performing as a guest soloist in a continuation of the ongoing collaboration between the ATC and Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. Demonstrating the expertise and range of this talented soprano, Mikki Sodergren will sing Habanera from Carmen, Skyfall by Adele and Happy Birthday to the Philharmonic.
The Gala will be set in an “enchanted forest” overlooking our city’s skyline from within the transformed Trade and Convention Center. WTOC’s Cyreia Sandlin will be emcee for the evening and the Gala Co-Chairs, Kelley Parker and Rhegan White-Clemm, are committed to ensuring that attendees will be truly enchanted by this once in a decade celebration. Guests will enjoy a champagne reception, followed by a splendid three course plated dinner paired with a selection of fine wines.
Presenting sponsor, Joseph L. Herring, as well as the elite patrons, Charles C. Taylor and Samir Nikocevic, Astrid Horan and Susan and Ron Whitaker, have generously donated to make this evening possible along with a large number of local businesses and individuals. Stage Front began their partnership with the Philharmonic at Picnic in The Park last October. They are bringing their expertise to create a spectacular audio-visual experience and scenic design which makes the enchanted forest feel very real.
The proceeds of this gala will go towards supporting the Savannah Philharmonic’s mission of informing, instructing and enriching the community through orchestral and choral performances, and to promote and increase community knowledge and appreciation of the arts.
“This gala will be a jewel in the crown of our stellar Tenth Anniversary Season and an enchanted evening not be missed,” said Rhegan White-Clemm. “We are excited to be able to create the perfect fusion of music, cuisine and wine at this celebratory event as we raise funds to build on Savannah’s Philharmonic community outreach and educational programs.”
Becoming a Gala Patron is a wonderful way to support Savannah’s very own Philharmonic, as well as to enjoy what is certain to be one of the tenth season’s most delightful and memorable evenings. Tickets are available by calling the Savannah Philharmonic office at 912-232-6002, option 3 or by visiting www.savannahphilharmonic.org/an-enchanted-evening-gala/.
For more information about the Savannah Philharmonic or the 2018-19 season, please visit www.savannahphilharmonic.org.