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Join The Syracuse Orchestra as we honor longtime orchestra supporter, David A.A. Ridings. The Syracuse Orchestra Gala will include cocktails, dinner and a full orchestra concert in the stunning Grand Ballroom at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

David’s incredible commitment to CNY has helped our region in so many ways. As the president of the Syracuse Symphony Foundation, his leadership has solidified the presence of a professional, residential orchestra in CNY. We invite you to join us in honoring his many contributions to music and to CNY! Cocktail or formal attire is requested.

The Syracuse Orchestra Gala is SOLD OUT.

To be added to the waitlist, please call The Syracuse Orchestra Box Office at (315) 299-5598.

To make a donation in honor of David A.A. Ridings, please click the button below. All donations made by May 10 will be acknowledged in the gala program.


Ticket Prices
Red $1000
Yellow $800
Blue $600
Green $400
Purple $250



The event includes a full open bar with hors d’oeuvres, a 3-course dinner, and a Syracuse Orchestra concert.  If you purchase a table, we will contact you for your guests’ names. If you have any dietary restrictions please let us know before May 1, 2024 by emailing Kelly Covert at kcovert@SyracuseOrchestra.org.


Beef: Braised Beef Short Ribs, Demi Glaze, Served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Chef’s Seasonal Vegetable Medley

Fish: Pan Seared Salmon, Citrus Beurre Blanc, Served with Mushroom Risotto and Chef’s Seasonal Vegetable Medley
Pasta/Vegetarian/Vegan: Pasta Primavera, with Grilled Vegetables and Olive Oil Drizzle

All options can be made gluten free.

Order of Events:

6:00 PM
Cocktail Hour

7:00 PM

7:35 PM
Honoring of David A.A. Ridings & Fundraising
Remarks by Pam Murchison,The Syracuse Orchestra Executive Director

8 PM
The Syracuse Orchestra Performs

8:45 PM
Closing Remarks
Mary Ann Tyszko, The Syracuse Orchestra Board Chair


Thanks to our generous sponsors!