We are grateful for your past support of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Each year Opus Ball proceeds support the Arkansas Symphony’s state-wide music education programs. We are honored to be chairing Opus Ball XXXI and would like to personally invite you to join us this year, as Patrons, to two very special evenings.
The Patrons’ Party will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2015, and we are especially happy it will be hosted in the new Symphony space at 514 Main Street. The new location for the Symphony offices, rehearsal hall, and chamber music performance hall on Main Street will give the ASO staff and musicians a more creative, useful environment. We are personally excited to see the facility, and we look forward to being among the first to get to use this space. Eileen and Dr. Ricardo Sotomora have graciously offered to host the Patrons’ Party, and from past experience we know the night will be a memorable one.
The Opus Ball will be held November 14, 2015 at the beautiful Capital Hotel. We have some fresh ideas and surprises for this event that we look forward to sharing with you. At the ball, you will enjoy a cocktail reception with music provided by an ASO string quartet, there will be a silent auction and a live auction with some ‘one of a kind’ items, Craig O’Neill will be our emcee and auctioneer, and Chef Joel Antunes and staff will provide a delightful meal, selected especially for Opus XXXI.
Following dinner, there will be dancing with music provided by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Big Band. And, as always, there is the added opportunity to spend the night at The Capital Hotel. If you have taken advantage of the overnight stay in the past, you know that it is the perfect end to the evening. Overnight guests are treated to breakfast in the recently-renovated One Eleven.
We hope you will consider joining us as an Opus Ball Patron or as a host for a Patron Table. Your Patron ticket includes two guests at the Patrons’ Party and the Opus Ball for $1,500. A Patron Table, at $5,000, includes two seats at the Patrons’ Party plus a table for 10 at the Opus Ball. As Patrons, you will receive special recognition in the Opus Ball program book, invitations, and a discount on your room.
Due to limited seating and to take full advantage of Patron benefits, please reserve your Opus Patron Ticket or Patron Table by August 31, 2015. To make a reservation, please complete the enclosed form or contact Emily Farris, Special Events Coordinator, at 501-666-1761, ext 114. We hope you can join us for the Opus Ball and the Patrons’ Party.