Symphony Fall 2020

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Virtual Gala The

Orchestras of all kinds launched virtual galas and fundraisers in recent months.

by Rebecca Winzenried

When the pandemic shut down orchestra performances in March, concerts weren’t the only loss. Gala concerts and fundraisers—the essential lifeblood of any nonprofit—had to be reconceived as well. Orchestras have adapted by pivoting to online galas during a time when we can’t gather in person to raise money—and spirits. 44


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