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Longy’s un-Gala Celebration

Music provides comfort to the most vulnerable among us. In our Music as a Healing Art program, we’re committed to the integration of music and medicine to help students offer solace and change lives.

Your gift will bring joy and healing from the NICU to elder care facilities.

We count on our Gala to raise $350,000 each year—and we need your help!
Your gift gives kids in Longy’s Side-by-Side program a doorway to their future—and a clear route to success.
Stay tuned for more un-Gala Celebration this week.
2020 Sponsors
2020 Gala Honorary Chair

Gene Dahmen

2020 Gala Committee

Jamie Bernstein
Mary-Catherine Deibel
Tim Jacoby
Mary Jane Kornacki
Bonny Lamb
Bill Manley
Anne Miller
Patsy Ostrander
Don Schroeder

Gala Chairs Emeritus

Alex Attia
Sandra and David Bakalar
Amy and Joshua Boger
Bonny Lamb
Gates McFadden
Lia and William Poorvu
Andrée Robert
Denis Sheahan
Don Schroeder
Rob Straus
J. David Wimberly

Gala Sponsorship Benefits


  • Opportunity to speak during the Gala Dinner
  • 24 reserved VIP seats (two tables of 12 or three tables of 8) for the Gala concert, pre-concert reception, and dinner
  • Prominent placement of your logo, with a link to your website, on Longy’s Sistema Side-by-Side and Gala websites
  • Dedicated marquee displayed during every Side-by-Side performance this season
  • Mutually agreed-upon additional benefits customized to meet your needs
  • All Maestro-level benefits (below)


  • 12 reserved VIP seats for the Gala concert, pre-concert reception, and dinner
  • Press release to major media outlets and press coverage throughout the year recognizing your sponsorship
  • Your logo on a Gala T-shirt worn onstage by 100+ young, aspiring musicians during the Gala
  • All Concertmaster-level benefits (below)


  • Eight reserved VIP seats for the Gala concert, pre-concert reception, and dinner
  • Invitation to a Sistema Side-by-Side Rehearsal at Longy’s Edward M. Pickman Hall
  • All Principal-level benefits (below)


  • Four reserved VIP seats for the Gala concert, pre-concert reception, and dinner
  • Complimentary parking at the Gala
  • Full-page color ad in Gala program book and a full-page ad in other concert programs throughout the year, as available
  • Your logo and name listed in all publicity and marketing material, including print and digital media. Print and web pieces include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Event program given to approximately 500 Gala attendees
    • On-site brand integration
    • Pre-concert slideshows for more than 60 concerts
    • Monthly “Longy Beat” email blasts to 20,000+ households
    • Marquee outside of Edward M. Pickman Hall, which welcomes more than 18,000 guests annually

For more information, contact Hannah Grube at 617-831-1771 or [email protected]artwork: Leonardo Frigo