The New World Symphony returns for an in-person black-tie gala this month, paying respect to a love of Broadway and beyond.
PHOTO BY ELIIO COLLAVINO
The annual New World Symphony black-tie gala has always been a highlight of Miami’s philanthropic circuit for two important reasons. One, because the institution—known as America’s Orchestral Academy, which prepares graduates of music programs for leadership roles in professional orchestras and ensembles—is so beloved in Miami. But it’s also because it always manages to throw a great party with stellar performances. Thus, the announcement that the gala will be returning in-person this year is music to our ears.
The 34th annual gala, titled Broadway and Beyond, will take place Feb. 26. The occasion features celebrity Broadway and cinematic star Leslie Odom Jr., known most recently for hosting the Tony Awards and starring in One Night in Miami and Hamilton, with Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas and board members Jana and John Hanley hosting the evening. A $25,000 donation gains silver benefactor status with recognition and a dinner table for 10. Diamond benefactors donating up to $300,000 become premier sponsors of New World Symphony while receiving access to prime concert seating, butler-served dinner for 10 and an exclusive page in the gala program. Single ticket prices from $2,500, 500 17th St., Miami Beach, nws.edu