Donor Benefits

Gifts made to the VSO’s Annual Fund throughout our fiscal year (July 1–June 30) are combined to determine your donor level. Donor listings, including those in our Program Books, reflect your overall support through gifts made directly to the Annual Fund or gifts made for a specific purpose, including our education and community engagement programs. Also included are any matching gifts from your employer.

During the 2015–16 season you will be recognized for your support this season, or for your support during the 2014–15 season; whichever amount is higher. If you’d like to know your current donor level, please call 757.213.1417.

Friends Circle: Up to $199

Recognition as a supporter in the VSO’s online Donor Register

Orchestra Circle: $200–$499 (Non-tax-deductible amount – $20)

Previous level’s benefits, plus:

Two passes to each of two Open Rehearsals during the 2015–16 season

Ability to purchase single tickets a week before they go on sale to the general public during Subscriber-Donor Courtesy Week

Recognition as a supporter in VSO Program Books for the entire season

Concertmaster Circle: $500–$999 (Non-tax-deductible amount – $100)

Previous level’s benefits, plus:

Two additional passes to each of two Open Rehearsals during the 2015–16 season, for a total of four

Invitation to attend an Orchestra Insiders’ event

Soloist Circle: $1,000–$1,499 (Non-tax-deductible amount – $120)

Previous level’s benefits, plus:

Two additional passes to each of two Open Rehearsals during the 2015–16 season, for a total of six

Access to the best seats in the house on all single-ticket purchases

Conductor’s Circle: $1,500–$2,999 (Non-tax-deductible amount – $239)

Previous level’s benefits, plus:

Two additional passes to each of two Open Rehearsals during the 2015–16 season, for a total of eight

Invitation for two to the annual Chamber Music Party

A voucher for two to attend one Inner Circle Room intermission at VSO Classics concerts at the Ferguson Center for the Arts

Treble Society: $3,000–$4,999 (Non-tax-deductible amount – $505)

Concierge service for ticket exchanges, ticket purchases and seat selection as well as donation questions and renewals

Invitation for two to the annual Treble Society Dinner

Unlimited passes to each of two Open Rehearsals during the 2015–16 season, with the opportunity for two people to sit on stage during rehearsal*

Two complimentary bring-a-friend tickets to one concert during the season**

Exclusive access to all Inner Circle Room intermission receptions at VSO Classics concerts at the Ferguson Center for the Arts

Symphony Society: $5,000–$9,999 (Non-tax-deductible amount – $605)

Previous level’s benefits, plus:

Opportunity to experience a private backstage tour at your favorite VSO venue before a scheduled VSO concert

Opportunity to have dinner with a VSO musician or board member

JoAnn Falletta Society:  $10,000–$14,999 (Non-tax-deductible amount – $855)

Previous level’s benefits, plus:

Invitation for two to the annual Falletta Society Dinner

Opportunity to attend a private, post-concert dinner with Music Director JoAnn Falletta or Resident Conductor Benjamin Rous

Crescendo Society: $15,000–$24,999 (Non-tax-deductible amount – $955)

Previous level’s benefits, plus:

Opportunity to attend a private, post-concert dinner with a conductor, guest artist and/or VSO musicians

Stradivarius Society: $25,000 and above (Non-tax-deductible amount – $955+)

In addition to receiving all of the benefits listed above, Stradivarius Society members receive customized, premium benefits for their giving level. These benefits may include one or more of the following:

Invitations to special VIP events

Opportunity to sponsor one or more concerts, guest artists and conductors

Opportunity to underwrite one or more of our education and community engagement programs

 

*On-stage seating is assigned on a first-come, first served basis.

**Excludes Sarah Chang, Home for the Holidays and Jingle Bell Jam.  Must be redeemed through Donor Concierge line. 


These donor benefits are offered as of July 1, 2015. Additional benefits may be added throughout the season.