Gala 2016: Out of the Blue

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Our Annual Gala for Music Education at The Carolina Hotel's Grand ballroom!

Wine and hors d'oeuvres, elegant dinner, lively auction... then you'll be serenaded by three exceptional vocalists – including the return of soprano Jenna Siladie and baritone Jared Guest, and soprano Young Mee Jun – backed up by Maestro Wolff and members of the Philharmonic. This one-of-a-kind evening that happens but once a year...

Join us as we celebrate bringing the joy of exceptional music to 10,000 local children.

Tables of eight. Call the Box Office at 910-687-0287. Individual tickets are $150. 

All proceeds benefit the Philharmonic's educational outreach programs, from our Junior Orchestra to Encore! Kids and Link Up, presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall, altogether serving from the 3,500 Moore County children annually.

Gala 2016 Auction

an incredible line-up of nine one-of-a-kind experiences


Cabo San Lucas Villa -  One week stay in Mexico in Casa Masha Casita -  a beautiful architectural digest quality Casita in a gated community with two common area swimming pools, tennis courts, beachfront pool and clubhouse. Located on the Sea of Cortez with a private beach access.

DPAC and Dining Theatre Party - Four orchestra seats to see “An American in Paris”, the most awarded musical of 2015 plus dinner for four at the fabulous Nanasteak restaurant, adjacent to DPAC. Matinee Saturday, January 7, 2017. Access to the subscribers only President’s Club for complimentary drinks.

Evening of Magnificent Music with Maestro David Michael Wolff – An intimate private evening concert at historic Weymouth House with Maestro Wolff at the piano.  The musical program is preluded by a wine reception.

Golf for Four at Forest Creek - Enjoy a round of golf at our own local Tom Fazio designed golf courses in nearby Forest Creek.


Lobster Dinner for Sixteen to Twenty - Catered by Gif Fisher of White Rabbit Catering in your home. Wine, appetizers and a delicious dessert included. Enjoy a fun and unique way to entertain family and friends. Any month except October.


Mountain Home in Blowing Rock – One week stay in authentic log cabin.  Sleeps nine.  TV/DVD, wood burning fireplace, decks with views of mountains.  Close to Main Street, Hayes Performing Arts Center.


My Favorite Things - A selection of  secret dishes are prepared and hand delivered to your door by some of the area’s finest cooks. You won’t find these recipes anywhere! From cookies to main courses, one per month for a full year (not for life!) Topped off by a sumptuous dinner for four at the Country Club of North Carolina.


Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn with Balloon trip - Enjoy four nights for two at this luxurious resort, “the ultimate Wine Country destination oasis with spa, golf and a Michelin award winning restaurant, blessed by natural mineral hot springs in Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California.” A hot air balloon ride adventure across the countryside is part of this unique package.


The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan – For Two.  Three nights at Grand Hotel, daily breakfast and dinner. Limousine transportation to/from RDU, round trip ferry ride to island and back.


Join us on Sept. 16th for "Out of the Blue." Call 910-687-0287 for tickets.