Opening Night Concert & Gala 2018


A Night in Valhalla






5:30-6:30pm-Pre-Concert Reception (honorary committee only)

7:00-9:20pm-Opening Night Concert

9:30pm-Gala begins in the Mezzanine

10:30pm-KARAOKE on the stage/ Dessert Lounge opens

11:10pm-Auction Closes

Midnight-Gala Concludes


Saturday October 13, 2018, 7pm


Palace Theater

19 Clinton Avenue

Albany, NY 12207


Click here for details on  tickets, sponsors and honorary committee, and photos from past events.


If you are unable to join us for Gala 2018, consider donating in celebration of the evening. All gifts above $250 will be included in the Honorary Committee Listing for the invitation and program. Donate Here


2018 Gala Committee: 

Carole Ju and David Rubin, Honorary Chairs

Linda and Mike Barnas, Gala Committee Chairs

Evanka Bauer

Melody Bruce

Rebecca Daniels

Ellen DePan

Sarah Mukerji

Meaghan Murphy

Cait Coburn

Marquita Rhodes

Louis Solano

Micheileen Treadwell, Special Events Chair

Sarah Vero





Join us as the historic Palace Theatre is transformed into a heavenly scene as you celebrate a Night in Valhalla. Valkyries will usher you away to enjoy gourmet cuisine and drinks provided by Mazzone’s, mix and mingle with fellow Albany Symphony champions and sing to Odin at the on-stage opera (and all other genres!)  karaoke party. This is sure to be a celestial event for the ages! All funds contributed to support the gala will continue to enhance the mission of the Albany Symphony.