For decades, the Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball has been among Philadelphia’s most highly anticipated charity events. On Saturday, January 25, 2020, acclaimed performer John Lithgow joined Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra to celebrate the 163rd Anniversary of the Academy of Music ( Academy Ball Philadelphia 2020 ), as well as some Philly royalty. Lithgow mentioned that Gritty was unable to attend, as he was stepping back. He’s now the Prince Harry of Philadelphia.
I’ve enjoyed all the Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball I’ve attended, and they were all very special, but this year was extra special. My tux finally fit perfectly, thanks Men’s Wearhouse and Will Speed over there on Chestnut Street. The friends who filled my table were perfect, thanks Lynsie Solomon for fitting them all at my table. The event went swimmingly, the event planners did an awesome job. The cocktail party, the concert, the entertainment along the promenade to the Bellevue and the BELLEVUE was spectacular. The prettiest it ever has been. It was a night to remember and I can’t wait to go back again. Everyone looked fabulous.
Senator Larry Farnese and Annie McCormick wall to wall smiles is always the best look.
The post-concert celebrations begin with the traditional promenade up the Avenue of the Arts from the Academy to the Bellevue Hotel, where guests enjoyed an evening of spirited music, dinner, and dancing.
Escape to the Riviera between February 29 – March 8, 2020 at the Philadelphia Flower Show.
The 2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, "Riviera Holiday," invites you to fall in love with your garden all over again. Explore the Mediterranean-inspired gardens with groves of citrus trees and sweet-smelling varieties of geraniums and roses. Embrace your inner romantic at the Flower Show and enhance your visit with the various experiences offered.
BRAVA Philadelphia! 2020 Gala
Funds raised from each annual Gala benefit the AVA Scholarship Fund, which provides tuition-free training to the world’s most promising opera soloists!
Dancing With The Stars for Character Gala!
Dance the night away with CITRS at our first annual Dancing With The Stars for Character Gala! INFO
Red Ball 3/28/20 at Vie
Red Ball is the American Red Cross’ largest fundraiser in the Philadelphia area and 2020 marks the 20th anniversary! Red Ball is a reception style black-tie gala – it’s elegance without the long sit-down dinner and program! All funds raised support the Red Cross House, the center for disaster recovery in Philadelphia.
The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc.’s 2020 Spring Gala