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La Jolla Music Society
WinterFest Gala
Saturday, March 18, 2017

5:30 PM Cocktail Reception
6:00 PM Dinner & Live Auction, The Westgate Hotel
8:00 PM Ballet Performance by Malandain Ballet Biarritz, The Civic Theatre
9:45 PM Post-Ballet Dance Party, The Westgate Hotel

Gala Chair: June Shillman

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Just in time for the première of the live-action film, the Malandain Ballet Biarritz will bring a full length version of the 18th century French fairy tale turned Disney classic BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to San Diego’s Civic Theatre on March 18. Presented by La Jolla Music Society, the French company’s rendition blends old with new – including music by Tchaikovsky and a troupe of 22 classically trained dancers paired with contemporary moves by director-choreographer Thierry Malandain, who previously danced with the Ballet National de L’Opéra de Paris and has spearheaded ballets of Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, and The Nutcracker. But this is no Disney adaptation. Ready to see the show tackle questions of morality, sin, and sexuality? Be our guest.

Before the curtain rises, join us for an enchanting evening of cocktails, a scrumptious French dinner and a brief live auction in the exquisite Versailles Ballroom at The Westgate. With its timeless European elegance, The Westgate provides the ideal dramatic backdrop for this truly magical experience.

Après the ballet, the celebration continues at our Exclusive Post-Ballet Dance Party. Drink champagne and meet the artists, dance to live music, feast on divinely decadent French desserts, and have fun in the photo booth with ballet-inspired props. The piece de resistance – a visit to our signature Candy Barre!

For nearly fifty years, La Jolla Music Society has brought world-class artists to San Diego whilst promoting engaging programs that allow children of San Diego to experience the joys of music and dance. The WinterFest Gala is the primary source of funding for LJMS’ education programs. Your support is vital for LJMS to continue its mission.

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•$15,000 – Table for 10 ($12,575 deductible)
•$5,000 – Pirouette/Dancer Sponsor ticket for 2 ($4,515 deductible)
•$1,500 – Honorary VIP ticket for 1 ($1,300 deductible)
•$1,000 – Gala ticket for 1 ($800 deductible)

For more information contact:
Rewa Colette Soltan
858.459.3724, ext. 206