Anniversary Ball


Academy Ball 2020 co-chairmen’s Reception

The 163rd Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball co-chairmen’s reception was held on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

UPDATE: Here are the photos from the Academy Ball 2020 and links to where others may be found.

Dennis and Deborah Glass hosted the reception at their home in Bryn Mawr.

The Glasses greeted the guests as they arrived.

Cackie Rogers, vice chairman of the Academy of Music (AOM) Board of Trustees, Mario Mestichelli, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Philadelphia Orchestra Association, Dennis and Deborah Glass, co-chairman Jim Brandau, a senior vice president at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.  , and Academy Ball 2020 co-chair Lisa Buckingham
The 163rd Anniversary Concert and Ball
Join us for Philadelphia’s most fabulous party of the year—the annual Anniversary Concert and Ball, a spectacular white-tie event with star-studded performances, dining, and dancing, all supporting an iconic historic landmark.
Saturday January 25,2020 The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor

Thanks Andre Flewellen for shooting this event.

Alyson Jack, Director of Event Planning and Services at The Bellevue Hotel, Brian Lang, Claire Allamby, Senior Director of the Academy of Music Restoration Fund Office, Kelsey Bartle, Senior Event Sales Manager at Hyatt Hotels Corporation and William Rossi
Morris Williams, Elaine Camarda, Alexandra Edsall, and Robert Victor
Jack Earle, Managing partner at Earle enterprises lp. and Kate Allison, founder and CEO of Karma Agency, a strategic communications firm headquartered in Philadelphia and a member of the Board of Trustees
Young Friends membership. For those 21–40 years young, get access to discounted concert tickets, free drinks, and exclusive after parties!
Join now: www.philorch.org/young-friends


Academy Of Music Young Friends Host 9th Annual Monster’s Ball

Ghouls and gals from the Academy of Music Young Friends gathered on Friday, October 11, 2019 for the Ninth Annual Monsters Ball Masquerade at the Exchange at the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia.

The Academy of Music Young Friends is a fast-growing dimension of awareness and engagement strategies that inspires the participation of the next generation of leaders, doers and givers for the Academy of Music. Among the popular events for AOMYF are the Ninth Annual Monsters Ball Masquerade, the Young Friends tent at the Radnor Hunt Races and happy hours throughout the year. Membership supports the Restoration Fund for the Academy of Music.

Academy of Music Restoration Fund

The Academy of Music is owned by The Philadelphia Orchestra. As a venue, the Academy is managed through a legacy contract with the Kimmel Center. Ticket sales from resident companies support everyday maintenance of Academy. Sales do not provide an income stream for any capital improvement projects leaving those investments to ownership. The Restoration Fund Office raises all the money required for the ongoing capital projects that ensure the structural integrity and long-term preservation of the National Historic Landmark. 

Nike Xie, Phoebe Loh, John and Emalee Welsh, Derek Sung, and Brittany MacTaggart
DJ Eddie Tully
Nina Radcliff and Marty Judge
Frank Caruso, Doris Parent, Kelly Zhou, Robert Redden, and Kelli Caldwell
Sue Jacquette, Lynsie Solomon and Pam Caruso

Thanks to Andre Flewellen for shooting the AOMYF Monster Ball