The Breakers
Palm Beach

February 17
7PM

Celebrate the Magic of Music

Join us for an exclusive evening that celebrates the Symphony's 2019/20 Season on Monday, February 17 at The Breakers Palm Beach. The Symphony's 18th Annual Gala features an elegant dinner, dancing, a live auction, and live music by Charles Calello with his 14 piece band and a Palm Beach Symphony String Quartet.

Proceeds from the evening benefit Palm Beach Symphony’s world-class music, education, and community outreach programs.

About Charles Calello - The Legend Behind the Hits

Charlie Calello is an American, singer, composer, conductor, arranger, and record producer. His track record of successfully collaborating with various artists to produce or arrange Billboard hit songs led to his nickname in the industry as the "Hit Man".

In the late 1950s, Calello was a member of Frankie Valli's group The Four Lovers, but left before the group was transformed into The Four Seasons. In 1962, he became the group's musical arranger. In 1965, he joined the Four Seasons' lineup as bassist. Calello departed the group, becoming a staff arranger/producer at Columbia Records. In 1968, he became an independent producer and arranger and a year later arranged Frank Sinatra's album Watertown, written by Bob Gaudio.

Calello will perform from his selection of 101 hit records live at our gala with his 14 piece band and award-winning singers Tomey Sellars and Joseph Leo Bwarie.

Support Our Celebration

Make a Donation Today!

Palm Beach Symphony’s annual impact in our community is a milestone worthy of celebration. In fact, our loyal supporter, Mrs. Dawn Galvin Meiners, has decided to dedicate her birthday to honor and expand our initiatives. Introducing students to the magic of classical music, mending hurting hearts, and helping to heal hospitalized children are just some of the dynamic efforts through which we reach into the Palm Beach community.

In honor of our 18th Annual Gala, The Magic of Music at The Breakers Palm Beach, Mrs. Dawn Galvin Meiners will match all donations up to $80,000 procured now through the evening of our Gala on February 17, 2020.

You too can be a part of sharing the magic of music. We appreciate all you do to help in our efforts to make a lasting difference in Palm Beach County.
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Live Auction Items

NetJets Private Flight Hours

Enjoy ten luxurious flight hours on NetJets’ Embraer® Phenom 300®, one of the finest light cabin jets in the industry. Choose your U.S. destination and the time you’d like to fly. Then board your private jet with up to seven family members and friends (and pets, too!). It’s effortless travel with NetJets, the worldwide leader in private aviation, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome you aboard.

With the largest, most diverse fleet—more than 750 aircraft worldwide—and access to over 5,000 airports in 180+ countries, NetJets makes global travel absolutely effortless. They offer a full range of personalized solutions to meet, and exceed, the incredible needs and high standards of the world’s most notable travelers with the most experienced pilots and flight operation professionals in the industry.

All flights are subject to NetJets’ Terms and Conditions and the winner must notify NetJets 48 hours in advance of each proposed trip. In addition, flight hours cannot be used during any NetJets-published Peak Period Days (approximately 30 days per year).

Generously Donated by Symphony Friends and NetJets


Estimated Total Value: $76,000

Wall of Wine

Celebrate Palm Beach Symphony’s 46th anniversary with a beautiful selection of 46 bottles from Private Cask Imports, Inc. The selection includes Roy Estate latest vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon, and Mr. Evans Proprietary Blend (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot) produced by the renowned Philippe Melka.

The scenic 17-acre vineyard, a unique property blessed by its geography, topography, and terroir situated immediately south of renowned Stags Leap District at the cooler, southern end of the Napa Valley.

Shirley Roy, founder of Roy Estate will autograph the bottles on the gala evening. Roy Estate Wines are each year highly rated (95 pts ++) by the famous  Wine Advocate Magazine.

Estimated Value: $5,300

Donated by Private Cask Imports


Golden Baton Society Dinner

Hosted by the Honorary Chairs of the Golden Baton Society Patrick and Milly Park, and featuring American violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn, the current owner of the famous “Red Violin”, the event promises a spectacular evening of exciting cocktails and dining at the sophisticated waterfront restaurant and private club 1000 NORTH in Jupiter, and a chance to meet highly regarded Symphony supporters and friends.

This exquisite evening is limited to 130 guests and promises an unforgettable experience.

Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020,  5:30 PM

Ticket Price: $500 per person

Donated by Patrick and Milly Park

Purchase tickets

Hand Painted Viola "Traces"
by Craig McInnis

We are always in the midst of an energy transfer. Creativity, and the world of song are no exception. Light and dark, love and hate, peace and war, major and minor, joy and sadness...two opposing intentions leading to a depth of inspiration.

This priceless work of art was created by local artist and muralist Craig McInnis. The piece is the ultimate conversation starter and statement piece for a music lover's favorite space.

Estimated Value: Priceless

Two Tickets to Leonard Bernstein Movie Premiere in New York City

Attend the Red-Carpet Premiere and special invite-only after party hosted by Bradley Cooper for the movie Bernstein, which explores the life of the legendary composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.

To be directed by and starring Bradley Cooper, alongside Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese as producers.

Estimated Value: $25,000

Paris Fashion Week with Christian Louboutin

Attend a Paris Fashion Show in September 2020, exclusively as Christian Louboutin's personal guests!

But there is more... This excursion is also your time to enjoy an exclusive Paris shopping experience in the company of Christian Louboutin’s personal attaché, as well as an exclusive tour of Christian’s workshop and design sanctuary that very few have ever seen!

As a special keepsake, Christian will gift the winners of this lot a limited-edition bespoke clutch, signed personally just for them and perfect for gala wear.

Estimated Value: $50,000

Grand Benefactors

Norma and Leonard Klorfine

Golden Baton Society Honorary Chairs

Patrick and Milly Park

Honorary Chairs

Tricia and Tom Trimble

Gala Chairs

Gary and Linda Lachman