Colorado Symphony Announces Annual Ball

Motown legends The Temptations will bring down the house at 2011 Symphony Ball

An extraordinary evening awaits Denver on Saturday, May 7 when the Colorado Symphony Ball welcomes one of the most popular vocal groups in music history, The Temptations. With The Temptations on-board, the Colorado Symphony Ball is redefining this unique fundraising evening. You can guarantee The Temptations will light up the night with their fabulous harmonies, unforgettable melodies, smooth-stepping, fine-tuned choreography and, of course, the famous Temptation Walk. The 2011 Ball will create a stirring atmosphere, bridging generations and musical genres, and reflecting the exhilarating array of concert experiences music lovers have come to love and expect from the Colorado Symphony.

The 2011 Host Committee includes Symphony supporters Michael and Tauna Dowling, Kevin and Leanne Duncan, John and Carolee Hayes, Gary Lutz and Margaret Johnson, Heather and Mike Miller, and Willie and Sarah Shepherd. Julie Gordon and Lindsey Wiseman serve as the auction and décor co-chairs.

In 2010, the Colorado Symphony Ball broke new ground for gala events and became one of the most talked-about events in Colorado. In fact, The Denver Post raved that the Ball was "restored to its rightful place in Denver's fundraising hierarchy." The 2010 event also provided tremendous support for the Colorado Symphony. Thanks to the efforts of hundreds of dedicated volunteers, the 2010 Ball raised more than $650,000 for Symphony programs, including concerts for schoolchildren and families.

Each year, the Colorado Symphony reaches more than 220,000 concertgoers and 40,000 young students through concerts, outreach, and education programs. With more than 100 performances scheduled for the 2010/11 season, the Colorado Symphony is a vibrant year-round presence in our community. With ticket revenues covering only 50 percent of the Colorado Symphony's operating costs, we rely on the generosity of our donors to make our concerts and community engagement programs possible.

The 2011 Colorado Symphony Ball promises to be a dazzling evening of flair, flash and class as The Temptations entertain with Motown hits such as "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me);" the classic "My Girl" and its adored three-part chime harmony; the irresistible "Ain't Too Proud to Beg;" and the gospel soul masterpiece "The Way You Do the Things You Do."

Guests will enjoy an evening of "temptations," indeed, amidst the Motown ambiance at the Sheraton Denver Plaza Ballroom. Both silent and live auctions will feature unique items including a President's Dinner where eight guests can enjoy a cuisine of their choice prepared by President and CEO Jim Palermo; the opportunity to guest conduct the Colorado Symphony on New Year's Eve; a three-night ranch retreat at the Duncan Family property in the Rawah Mountains; and a Grammy® getaway featuring round-trip airfare, luxury accommodations and tickets to the Grammy® Awards in Los Angeles.

This May, join the Colorado Symphony for a night of Motown magic - all in support of artistic, education and outreach programs. Proceeds from the 2011 Ball will enable the Colorado Symphony to continue its mission of Entertaining through artistic excellence, by Engaging with – and growing – audiences, by Enriching the lives of everyone we touch, and by Educating in the communities where we live and perform.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 7, 2011 and a marvelous evening filled with fine dining, laughter, dancing, Motown Sound, and the classic hits of The Temptations - all in support of the Colorado Symphony!

Colorado Symphony Ball
Spend an Evening with The Temptations
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Plaza Ballroom


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