75th Anniversary Gala Celebration

Gala Dinner Packages • $750

Gala celebration tickets are available for $750 each and include this world class concert, cocktail reception and dinner at The WaterFire Arts Center where Pinchas Zukerman and the Winoker Family will each be presented with the John Hazen White Sr., Leadership in the Arts Award.  Complimentary valet parking at The WaterFire Arts Center prior to the Concert and round trip transportation to The VETS is included with each ticket.

To Purchase Gala Dinner Packages which include tickets to the concert, please contact Laurie Johnson-Carvalho at 401-248-7034 or by email at ljohnson-carvalho@riphil.org

About the Concert

BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture

MOZART Violin Concerto No.5

BRAHMS Violin & Cello Concerto

About the Artists

Bramwell Tovey

Acclaimed Artistic Advisor

In addition to being the Artistic Advisor for the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School, Maestro Tovey is Artistic Director of Calgary Opera Company, Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra and Music Director Emeritus of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.  Mr. Tovey is a Grammy and Juno Award winner, and a favorite guest conductor for the world’s finest orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, which he has led more than 150 times.

Pinchas Zuckerman 

World Renowned Violinist & Conductor

With a celebrated career encompassing five decades, Pinchas Zukerman reigns as one of today’s most sought after and versatile musicians – violin and viola soloist, conductor, and chamber musician.  Renowned as a virtuoso, he’s admired for the expressive lyricism of his playing, singular beauty of tone, and impeccable musicianship, which can be heard throughout his discography of over 100 albums.  A devoted teacher and champion of young musicians, Mr. Zukerman has served as chair of the Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music for twenty-five years. As a mentor he has inspired generations of young musicians who have achieved prominence in performing, teaching, and in leading roles with music festivals around the globe.  

Amanda Forsyth

Famed Cellist

Canadian Juno Award-winning Amanda Forsyth is considered one of North America’s most dynamic cellists. She has achieved her international reputation as soloist, chamber musician and was principal cello of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra from 1999 to 2015. Her intense richness of tone, remarkable technique and exceptional musicality combine to enthrall audiences and critics alike. Ms. Forsyth has performed on international tours with the Royal Philharmonic and Israel Philharmonic orchestras. In the U.S., she has performed with the Chicago, Washington National, San Diego, Colorado, Oregon, New West, Dallas and Grand Rapids symphonies.  Ms. Forsyth performs on a rare 1699 Italian cello by Carlo Giuseppe Testore.