Champagne Pops

Champagne Pops
Saturday, September 12, 2020

You know Champagne Pops as one of the most popular parties in town that each fall launches the arts and social season. It's a unique evening of world-class entertainment combined with a little fundraising. Pops is so popular that guests often book a table for the next year's gala the Monday after the event! But as you know all too well, this is not a normal season.

We had hoped to be greeting you in the Atwood Concert Hall on September 12th to begin the celebration of our 75th Season, but for the safety and health of you and our musicians, we are reimagining Champagne Pops and bringing a Virtual Gala to You!

Zoom ImageWhat is a Virtual Gala? It remains an evening filled with world-class talent, delectable food, champagne, an opportunity to socialize with friends, and of course, YOUR Anchorage Symphony Orchestra. But this year we are bringing the gala to you with one-click, via Zoom.

Champagne Circle attendees will receive a traditional selection of hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and champagne available for pick-up or delivery on the 12th from Bridge Catering (our amazing catering partner for this event for the last 7 years). The festivities begin at 6:30pm for a Pre-Gala Gathering, hosted by ASO Music Director, Randall Craig Fleischer in a virtual setting, where you will be able to chat with others at your table. This is a great time to see and be seen in your sequins, tuxedo, or whatever you choose for your Virtual Gala attire. Catch up with everyone after an Alaska summer we will never forget. After your visit, we will bring all Champagne Circle attendees together to see each other as if we were in the lobby before the performance begins.

A new feature this year with our virtual Champagne Pops is a concert-only ticket which we are calling Circle of Friends.

At 7:15pm, Champagne Circle attendees and Circle of Friends Patrons will click on the website link we’ve provided to attend the 53rd Annual Champagne Pops Reimagined where you will experience a program of one-night-only performances by Broadway stars Scarlett Strallen, Hugh Panaro, Champagne Pops favorite Capathia Jenkins, and of course, music from your Anchorage Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to these amazing performances, our approximately one-hour Virtual Gala includes a brief Auction, Raffle, and a Fund the Need paddle raising. Proceeds raised from this evening of entertainment and fundraising will support the ASO’s commitment to producing Great Music for Every Life. We remain steadfast in our dedication to bring our community beauty, joy, inspiration and comfort just as we have for three-quarters of a century! With your help we will continue to Symphony On through these unprecedented times.

We are reimagining Champagne Pops, pulling out all the stops and pushing every virtual boundary to bring you a party you just can't miss!

Even though we are virtual, space is limited. Purchase your ticket today!

Champagne Circle Table of 10: $1,250
Champagne Circle Patron: $130 per person
Circle of Friends Patron: $50 per person

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Thank You

The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra is funded, in part, by the Atwood Foundation, Richard L and Diane M Block Foundation , Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage Assembly, Alaska State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts and through the generosity of many individuals and corporate community leaders.
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