Giving Societies

Make an exceptional impact. Earn extraordinary benefits.

It is the visionary spirit and atmosphere of greatness, promoted by our past Music Directors, which we hope to promote through the Maestro Circle giving socieites. Recognizing the contributions of donors who contribute at a $10,000 or above annual level, the Maestro Circle strives to nurture those supporters by thanking them with unique opportunities to experience the Orchestra. Whether it is providing members with exclusive previews to acclaimed upcoming performances, opportunities to mix and mingle with classical composers and musicians or other unique occasions to experience the magic of the Symphony, the Maestro Circle is our Orchestra's way of expressing appreciation to its members who are so critically important to ensuring a financially viable and stable future.

Maestro Circle

Paray Society - Benefits include:

  • Recognition as members of the Paray Society
  • Specially curated experience
  • Private dinner with the Music Director
  • Opportunity to join the Orchestra onstage during a closed rehearsal
  • Private Dinner and concert with the DSO President, Chairman, musician or DSO Leadership
  • Invitation to the Gabrilowitsch Society Affair
  • Special use of the Gabrilowitsch Office for dinners with musicians and Guest Artists
  • Season-long access to the Herman and Sharon Frankel Donor Lounge
  • Complimentary valet parking, valid for use at all DSO and DSO Presents concerts
  • Education lectures/workshops
  • Exclusive donor and post-concert events
  • Listing in Performance magazine
  • Listing on Annual Fund Donor Wall

Additional benefits include:

  • Season Kick-Off Open House
  • Open Rehearsals
  • Patron Appreciation Concert
  • Musicians Anniversary Luncheon invitation
  • DSO Replay
  • Complimentary hall tours at selected events
  • Discount card
  • No-fee ticket exchanges
  • Discounted season parking
  • Ticket fees waived
  • 10% off DSO rental facilities

Dorati Society - Benefits include:

  • Recognition as members of the Dorati Society
  • Private dinner with the Music Director
  • Opportunity to join the Orchestra onstage during a closed rehearsal
  • Private Dinner and concert with the DSO President, Chairman, musician or DSO Leadership
  • Invitation to the Gabrilowitsch Society Affair
  • Special use of the Gabrilowitsch Office for dinners with musicians and Guest Artists
  • Season-long access to the Herman and Sharon Frankel Donor Lounge
  • Complimentary valet parking, valid for use at all DSO and DSO Presents concerts
  • Education lectures/workshops
  • Exclusive donor and post-concert events
  • Listing in Performance magazine
  • Listing on Annual Fund Donor Wall

Additional benefits include:

  • Season Kick-Off Open House
  • Open Rehearsals
  • Patron Appreciation Concert
  • Musicians Anniversary Luncheon invitation
  • DSO Replay
  • Complimentary hall tours at selected events
  • Discount card
  • No-fee ticket exchanges
  • Discounted season parking
  • Ticket fees waived
  • 10% off DSO rental facilities

Ehrling Society - Benefits include:

  • Recognition as members of the Ehrling Society
  • Opportunity to join the Orchestra onstage during a closed rehearsal
  • Private Dinner and concert with the DSO President, Chairman, musician or DSO Leadership
  • Invitation to the Gabrilowitsch Society Affair
  • Special use of the Gabrilowitsch Office for dinners with musicians and Guest Artists
  • Season-long access to the Herman and Sharon Frankel Donor Lounge
  • Complimentary valet parking, valid for use at all DSO and DSO Presents concerts
  • Education lectures/workshops
  • Exclusive donor and post-concert events
  • Listing in Performance magazine
  • Listing on Annual Fund Donor Wall

Additional benefits include:

  • Season Kick-Off Open House
  • Open Rehearsals
  • Patron Appreciation Concert
  • Musicians Anniversary Luncheon invitation
  • DSO Replay
  • Complimentary hall tours at selected events
  • Discount card
  • No-fee ticket exchanges
  • Discounted season parking
  • Ticket fees waived
  • 10% off DSO rental facilities

Jarvi Society - Benefits include:

  • Recognition as members of the Jarvi Society
  • Private Dinner and concert with the DSO President, Chairman, musician or DSO Leadership
  • Invitation to the Gabrilowitsch Society Affair
  • Special use of the Gabrilowitsch Office for dinners with musicians and Guest Artists
  • Season-long access to the Herman and Sharon Frankel Donor Lounge
  • Complimentary valet parking, valid for use at all DSO and DSO Presents concerts
  • Education lectures/workshops
  • Exclusive donor and post-concert events
  • Listing in Performance magazine
  • Listing on Annual Fund Donor Wall

Additional benefits include:

  • Season Kick-Off Open House
  • Open Rehearsals
  • Patron Appreciation Concert
  • Musicians Anniversary Luncheon invitation
  • DSO Replay
  • Complimentary hall tours at selected events
  • Discount card
  • No-fee ticket exchanges
  • Discounted season parking
  • Ticket fees waived
  • 10% off DSO rental facilities

Gabrilowitsch Society - Benefits include:

  • Recognition as members of the Gabrilowitsch Society
  • Invitation to the Gabrilowitsch Society Affair
  • Special use of the Gabrilowitsch Office for dinners with musicians and Guest Artists
  • Season-long access to the Herman and Sharon Frankel Donor Lounge
  • Complimentary valet parking, valid for use at all DSO and DSO Presents concerts
  • Education lectures/workshops
  • Exclusive donor and post-concert events
  • Listing in Performance magazine
  • Listing on Annual Fund Donor Wall

Additional benefits include:

  • Season Kick-Off Open House
  • Open Rehearsals
  • Patron Appreciation Concert
  • Musicians Anniversary Luncheon invitation
  • DSO Replay
  • Complimentary hall tours at selected events
  • Discount card
  • No-fee ticket exchanges
  • Discounted season parking
  • Ticket fees waived
  • 10% off DSO rental facilities

The DSO Governing Members comprise a philanthropic leadership group designed to provide unique, substantive, hands-on opportunities for leadership, influence and access to a diverse group of valued stakeholders. Governing Members are ambassadors for the DSO and advocates for enhanced patron experiences and meaningful engagement.

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Governing Members enjoy unparalleled access to DSO artists and senior leadership; a variety of custom, experience-based events; exclusive travel opportunities; invitations to serve on institutional task forces and committees; and much more. A minimum commitment of $2,500 annually must be contributed to the DSO Annual Fund; subscription to one or more concert series is expected. Governing Members also receive patron recognition equal to their level of giving. Click here to view the patron recognition levels.

Governing Members Leadership

Janice Bernick, Chairwoman
James C. Farber, Chairman Emeritus
Janet and Norm Ankers, Co-chairs, Gabrilowitsch Society
Jiehan Alonzo, Vice Chair, Signature Events Committee
Diana Golden, Vice Chair, Membership Committee
Suzanne Dalton, Vice Chair, Annual Giving Committee
Samantha Svoboda, Vice Chair, Communications Committee
Cathleen Clancy, Vice Chair, Engagement Committee
David Assemany, Member-at-Large
Bonnie Larson, Member-at-Large
David Karp, Member-at-Large
Kenneth Thompkins, Musician Liaison
David Everson, Musician Liaison

Governing Members

Benefits include:

  • Season-long access to the Herman and Sharon Frankel Donor Lounge
  • Complimentary valet parking valid for use at all DSO and DSO Presents concerts
  • Season Kick-Off Open House
  • Open Rehearsals
  • Patron Appreciation Concert
  • Musicians Anniversary Luncheon invitation
  • Education lectures/workshops
  • Exclusive donor and post-concert events
  • Listing in Performance magazine
  • Listing on Annual Fund Donor Wall
  • DSO Replay
  • Complimentary hall tours at selected events
  • Discount card
  • No-fee ticket exchanges
  • Discounted season parking
  • Ticket fees waived
  • 10% off DSO rental facilities

Benefits include:

  • Season-long access to the Herman and Sharon Frankel Donor Lounge
  • Two complimentary valet passes, valid for use at all DSO and DSO Presents concerts
  • Season Kick-Off Open House
  • Open Rehearsals
  • Patron Appreciation Concert
  • Musicians Anniversary Luncheon invitation
  • Education lectures/workshops
  • Exclusive donor and post-concert events
  • Listing in Performance magazine
  • Listing on Annual Fund Donor Wall
  • DSO Replay
  • Complimentary hall tours at selected events
  • Discount card
  • No-fee ticket exchanges
  • Discounted season parking
  • Ticket fees waived
  • 10% off DSO rental facilities

Benefits include:

  • Season-long access to the Herman and Sharon Frankel Donor Lounge
  • Season Kick-Off Open House
  • Open Rehearsals
  • Patron Appreciation Concert
  • Musicians Anniversary Luncheon invitation
  • Education lectures/workshops
  • Exclusive donor and post-concert events
  • Listing in Performance magazine
  • Listing on Annual Fund Donor Wall
  • DSO Replay
  • Complimentary hall tours at selected events
  • Discount card
  • No-fee ticket exchanges
  • Discounted season parking
  • Ticket fees waived
  • 10% off DSO rental facilities

Benefits include:

  • Season Kick-Off Open House
  • Open Rehearsals
  • Patron Appreciation Concert
  • Musicians Anniversary Luncheon invitation
  • Education lectures/workshops
  • Exclusive donor and post-concert events
  • Listing in Performance magazine
  • Listing on Annual Fund Donor Wall
  • DSO Replay
  • Complimentary hall tours at selected events
  • 2 Passes for Herman and Sharon Frankel Donor Lounge
  • Discount card
  • No-fee ticket exchanges
  • Discounted season parking
  • Ticket fees waived
  • 10% off DSO rental facilities