Release Date: May 7,2018

Akron Symphony Orchestra Spring Gala supports education and musical excellence

The Akron Symphony Orchestra held its annual Spring Gala on April 21 at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron.

More than 270 guests were welcomed to the event by Honorary Chairs Don and Cindy Misheff, with music provided by Theron Brown and Friends.

The gala raised more than $240,000 to support the Orchestra’s mission to enrich Northeast Ohio through entertaining music and innovative community outreach programs, including Concerts for Kids, Link Up, Akron Youth Orchestras, and mentoring music students at Akron North High School.

Committee members were Jessica Korkosz Korzhiletskiy (chair), Renée Pipitone (co-chair), Sally Schneider, Donna Zabel, Jamie Gellner, Katie Carver Reed, Melissa Johnson, Tina Magazine, Mike Pasternak, Joni Schultz, Paul Jarrett, Thomas Moore and Jennifer Anzalone.