freedom ride gala 2019

Date & Time: Thursday, October 17th 2019
VIP Reception | 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM | Napoleon Room
Main Event | 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM | Moonshine Room

Ticket Cost:
$75.00 – VIP Reception
$25.00 – Main Event
$30.00 – Main Event (at the door)

Venue: Club Café, 209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Featured Singers:  MO’s very own Dana Varga and Fred C. VanNess (VIP Reception), and Tatum Robertson and members of the cast of Freedom Ride (Main Event)

Freedom Ride Gala Sponsor:

FREEDOM RIDE GALA

MassOpera is thrilled to kick-off our 13th Season with our annual Gala to support and honor our New Opera Workshop concert performance of Dan Shore’s epic opera about the Civil Rights Movement, Freedom Ride.

What can you expect from this event?!


VIP Reception | 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres
  • A complimentary drink ticket (beer, wine, or cocktail)
  • The chance to mingle with MassOpera board members, leadership, and current and former opera stars
  • A special performance by MassOper’s very own Founder and Artistic Director, Dana Varga and Fred C. VanNess
  • A teaser performance from La Traviata
  • Exclusive auction item available for bid only by VIP ticket holders
  • Complimentary entrance to the Main Event

Main Event | 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

  • An array of silent auction items, including: theatre tickets, restaurants, hotels, & spas
  • Select musical performances from members of the cast of Freedom Ride, including Tatum Robertson as Sylvie
  • Presentation of the Action Bearing Award to one of MassOpera’s biggest supporters and collaborators
  • Cash bar
  • Dare we say…party games?!

PERFORMERS

Dana Varga

Dana Varga

VIP Reception Performer

Tatum Robertson

Tatum Robertson

Main Event Performer

Fred C. VanNess

Fred C. VanNess

VIP & Main Event Performer

Eve Budnick

Eve Budnick

Pianist

VIP SILENT AUCTION ITEM

MAIN EVENT SILENT AUCTION

3 Lucira Emerald Vases

3 Lucira Emerald Vases

Intimate dinner w/ Freedom Ride Creative Team

Intimate dinner w/ Freedom Ride Creative Team

Club Café Liquor and Stemware Basket

Club Café Liquor and Stemware Basket

Headshot Photo Session w/ Nile Scott Hawver

Headshot Photo Session w/ Nile Scott Hawver

Signed copy of Children's Book featuring Lidiya Yankovksaya

Signed copy of Children's Book featuring Lidiya Yankovksaya

2 Tickets to the Bruins

2 Tickets to the Bruins

2 Night Stay at Anchor Inn in Provincetown for Holly Folly

2 Night Stay at Anchor Inn in Provincetown for Holly Folly

2 Tickets to Boston Lyric Opera Production

2 Tickets to Boston Lyric Opera Production

Wine Basket

Wine Basket

2 Tickets to 2 Calliope's Call Concerts

2 Tickets to 2 Calliope's Call Concerts

Starbucks Gift Basket

Starbucks Gift Basket

Lucozzi Family Portrait Package

Lucozzi Family Portrait Package

VENUE

CLUB CAFÉ | 209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02116.

If using public transportation, it is best to use the Orange line to Back Bay/South End, or the Green Line to Copley Sq. or Arlington St.

If driving there is limited metered parking on Columbus Avenue and the surrounding streets.  For a close parking garage: