Colorado Ballet will host the Firebird Gala at 6 p.m. on February 23, 2017 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. This Firebird-themed event will take place during the run of Colorado Ballet’s production of Ballet MasterWorks, which includes Firebird and two other ballets.
The event will begin with cocktails in the Chambers Grant Salon followed by entertainment on the stage at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Colorado Ballet’s dancers will perform excerpts from Ballet MasterWorks as well as the world premiere of a new short work inspired by presenting sponsor ARROW Electronics.
“We are thrilled to have ARROW Electronics as the presenting sponsor for our Colorado Ballet Firebird Gala,” said Denise Sanderson, Gala Chair. “As part of our entertainment, Colorado Ballet’s Ballet Mistress Sandra Brown has choreographed a new work to be performed to ARROW Electronics’ Five Years Out symphony overture, composed by Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s former resident conductor Scott O’Neil.”
After the entertainment, guests will participate in a paddle raise and a live auction of five experiential items.
“I am thrilled to be part of the second Colorado Ballet Gala to be held at the Ballet’s home, the Ellie Caulkins Opera House,” said Susan Stiff, Colorado Ballet Development Officer. “This year’s live auction will focus entirely on one-of-a-kind experiences such as a weekend at The Broadmoor including the use of a Maserati, to a dinner for 10, prepared by a celebrity chef, served in an exclusive private home.”
Immediately following the live auction, guests will enjoy dinner in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House lobby and second level balcony.
Tickets and sponsorships are available. According to Sanderson, there are even Gala sponsorship levels that include underwriting a Gala ticket for one or more of Colorado Ballet’s professional dancers. By underwriting a dancer, guests have the opportunity to interact with members of the Company during the Gala in addition to watching them perform.
The Firebird Gala will raise money to support Colorado Ballet’s professional Company, Academy and Education and Community Engagement programs. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.coloradoballet.org/gala.
Cocktail attire is recommended.
Maria Mosina by Allen Birnbach