PostClassical Ensemble Annual Gala

Save the Date: April 28, 2018

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, Washington National Cathedral will host PCE’s annual gala, Music Unbound, in celebration of fourteen seasons of experimentation and innovation in classical music. This season marks a PCE milestone:  our first season as Ensemble-in-Residence at Washington National Cathedral.

The Ensemble’s point of origin is the conviction that musical events demand a sense of occasion. PCE is committed to radically rethinking the concert experience, to refreshing both format and repertoire.

Music Unbound features the world premiere performance of Daniel Schnyder’s “Homage to Kurt Weill” for pipa and chamber orchestra, with the singular Chinese-American pipa virtuoso Min Xiao-fen and PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez.

Called “fearless . . . a pipa player like no other” by The New York Times, Min Xiao-fen is a quintessential “postclassical” artist who defies categorization.

At the gala, she’ll also perform Thelonious Monk. “A masterful interpreter . . . you’ve never heard Monk like this” (The New York City Jazz Record).

Your support for the PostClassical Ensemble gala supports both innovative programming and a roster of educational  programs involving over 150 high school musicians in the DC area.

Please join us April 28 for a unique experience.

WATCH: Min Xiao-fen covers Thelonious Monk's "Ask Me Now"
READ MORE: The Musical Odyssey of Min Xiao-fen

Select your sponsorship level below

Complete the form below for your sponsorship interests and a member of our development team will contact you.

If you have any questions, use the menu below or contact PCE director of development, Matthew Gardner at matthew@postclassical.com or 240-630-4322

Gala Underwriter – $100,000
Two tables of twenty (20) tickets to attend the gala
Recognition (name or logo) as the Gala Underwriter on signage at the gala
Recognition (name or logo) as the Gala Underwriter on all PCE 2018-19 season events
Listing in the gala invitation (if received by January 19th)
Listing in the gala program (if received by March 30th) and on the gala webpage
Reserved Premium seating for the concert
Twenty (20) tickets to attend the PCE Season Opening Celebration in Fall 2018
Twenty (20) PCE Season Passports for next year (10 pairs of 2018-2019 season tickets)
Private Rehearsal Event for 50 guests
On-site Visit/Talk with PCE Music Director or Executive Director
Private Performance of PCE Chamber musicians
Invitation for ten (10) to The Artists Dinner with Angel Gil-Ordóñez

Cathedral Season Sponsor – $50,000
Two tables of twenty (20) tickets to attend the gala
Recognition (name or logo) as the Cathedral Season sponsor on signage at the gala
Recognition (name or logo) as the Cathedral Season sponsor on all PCE 2018-19 season events held at The National Cathedral
Listing in the gala invitation (if received by January 19th)
Listing in the gala program (if received by March 30th) and on the gala webpage
Reserved Premium seating for the concert
Twenty (20) tickets to attend the PCE Season Opening Celebration in Fall 2018
Sixteen (16) PCE Season Passports for next year (8 pairs of 2018-2019 season tickets)
Private Rehearsal Event for 25 guests
On-site Visit/Talk with PCE Music Director/Executive Director
Invitation for ten (10) to The Artists Dinner with Angel Gil- Ordóñez

Concert Sponsor – $30,000
Two tables of twenty (20) tickets to attend the gala
Recognition (name or logo) as the Concert sponsor on signage at the gala
Listing in the gala invitation (if received by January 19th)
Listing in the gala program (if received by March 30th) and on the gala webpage
Reserved Premium seating for the concert
Twenty (20) tickets to attend the PCE Season Opening Celebration in Fall 2018
Ten (10) PCE Season Passports for next year (5 pairs of 2018-2019 season tickets)
Invitation for ten (10) to The Artists Dinner with Angel Gil-Ordóñez

Benefactor – $15,000
One table of ten (10) tickets to attend the gala
Listing in the gala invitation (if received by January 19th)
Listing in the gala program (if received by March 30th)
Listing on the gala webpage
Reserved Premium seating for the concert
Ten (10) tickets to attend the PCE Season Opening Celebration in Fall 2018
Eight (8) PCE Season Passports for next year (4 pairs of 2018-2019 season tickets)
Invitation for eight (8) to The Artists Dinner with Angel Gil-Ordóñez

Maestro – $10,000
One table of ten (10) tickets to attend the gala
Listing in the gala invitation (if received by January 19th)
Listing in the gala program (if received by March 30th)
Listing on the gala webpage
Premium seating for the concert in the reserved Sponsor’s Section
Ten (10) tickets to attend the PCE Season Opening Celebration in Fall 2018
Six (6) PCE Season Passports for next year (3 pairs of 2018-2019 season tickets)
Invitation for six (6) to The Artists Dinner with Angel Gil-Ordóñez

Concertmaster – $5,000
Four (6) tickets to attend the gala
Listing in the gala program (if received by March 30th)
Listing on the gala webpage
Seating for the concert in the reserved Sponsor’s Section
Two (2) tickets to attend the PCE Season Opening Celebration in Fall 2018
Two (2) PCE Season Passports for next year (3 pairs of 2018-2019 season tickets)
Invitation for two (2) to The Artists Dinner with Angel Gil-Ordonez

Ensemble – $1,000
Two (2) tickets to attend the gala
Listing in the gala program (if received by March 30th)
Listing on the gala webpage

PostClassical Ensemble is a Washington based local business, even if we feature guest artists from across the globe, our musicians are local and we support community businesses.

In-kind sponsorship opportunities are as diverse as the businesses in Washington–both for the event (sponsored bar or table settings) and for the silent auction. If you would like to support PCE with an in-kind sponsorship of goods or services, please contact us using the form below, or contact PCE director of development, Matthew Gardner at matthew@postclassical.com or 240-630-4322