Symphony Of Bridges Gala

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022
Manfred Honeck, Music Director
Joshua Bell, Violin

Celebrate our Opening Night Gala with one of the most celebrated violinists of our time. Violin virtuoso Joshua Bell joins your Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a one-night-only fundraising event! Your presence will help support the largest fundraising night of the year for our Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. 

Funds raised from this event support the Pittsburgh Symphony’s Learning and Community Engagement programs that impact more than 50,000 children and adults every year. 

Attend or Support the Gala⟶


Three different ways to be a part of our Annual Fundraising Gala:

♦ Gala Dinner Experience

Join us for a Black-Tie evening including valet parking, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the garden, pre-concert plated dinner, premium concert tickets, and a post-concert dessert reception.Tables and sponsorship opportunities begin at $3,500 for a minimum of 4 tickets. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for Gala Dinner Guests. For individual tickets to the Gala Dinner Experience, click here.

♦ Concert and Dessert Reception

Enjoy premium concert tickets, then stay to mix and mingle with the PSO Musicians at our post-concert dessert reception. Tickets begin at $300, additional dessert receptions sponsorships are available. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for Concert and Dessert Reception Guests. For individual tickets to the Concert & Dessert Reception, click here.

♦ Gala Concert

Individual concert tickets are available for $100. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Space is limited, so please make your reservation early. 

Attend or Support the Gala⟶

Black Tie Event

Individual tickets for the Gala Dinner or Concert and Dessert Reception are on sale now. Click here to get your tickets today!

If you are interested in the Gala Dinner or the Concert and Dessert Reception, please contact Bryan Abbott at 412.392.6070 or or Dawn McWilliams at 412.392.4830 or

2022 Symphony of Bridges Gala Sponsors


Gala Co-Chairs:

Betsy & Eric Boughner

Jessica & Tim O’Brien

Gala Honorary Chairs:

Ann & Chris Donahue

Ginny & Dick Simmons

Gala Dinner Sponsors

Premiere Sponsors:


Ann & Chris Donahue

Ginny & Dick Simmons

 Diamond Sponsors:

Vivian & Bill Benter

Susie & Roy Dorrance


 Platinum Sponsors:

UPMC and UPMC Health Plan

Tracy & Clifford Forrest

The Heinz Endowments

The Lodge at Glendorn

 Gold Sponsors:

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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Dona & Tom Hotopp 

Mark F. Flaherty & Mary McKinney Flaherty

Flaherty & O'Hara, P.C.

MSA Worldwide, LLC

reschini logo

Pittsburgh Steelers

Amy and Sean Sebastian

Silver Sponsors:

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Linda & Tony Bucci

Carnegie Mellon University


Dollar Bank

Federated Hermes

Leslie Fleischner

Gerald Lee Morosco Architects, PC

Gina Laite & Amantha Shekhar

Jane & Robert Squires

Crystal Sponsors:

Ellen Still Brooks

Debra Caplan & David Levenson, MD

Dorothy & Ron Chutz

Duquesne Light Company

Alice V. Gelormino

Dr. Don Green & Mrs. Cathy Green

Dr. Paul Hennigan & Mrs. Coleen Hennigan

Monica & Adam Hertzman

Dr. Jeff Jackson & Tony Beltran

Krieger Family

Anne Lewis

Mascaro Construction Company

Peggy & Steve McKnight

Kristen & Kevin McMahon

Menard USA

Meyer, Unkovic, & Scott

Pam & Seth Pearlman

Bob & Joan Peirce

Point Park University

Nancy & Bill Rackoff

Abby & Reid Ruttenberg

Schneider Downs & Company, Inc.

Alece & David Schreiber

Joseph Spirer & Ada Davis

Jamee & Tom Todd

Eric & Barbara Udren

Jon & Carol Walton

Concert & Dessert Sponsors

Presto Sponsors:

Kerry Bron, MD & Mr. Robert Levin

Adagio Sponsors:

Rick & Laurie Johnson

Sylvia & Alex Speyer


Sponsor listing as of July 28, 2022