Throughout the year, the Spokane Symphony Associates (SSA) produces many events – some large, some small. The money raised during the 2015-16 fiscal year (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) allowed SSA to present a donation to the Spokane Symphony Orchestra of $285,000, the largest in its 60+ year history.
Spokane Symphony Associates Fundraising Events
March – Let's Play For The Symphony
The Forte Plus Chapter hosts Let's Play for the Symphony, a card and board games day, at the Manito Golf & Country Club at the end of March.
April/May – Cantabile Concerts
Cantabile Chapter, comprised of Spokane Symphony Chorale members, presents a Spring Concert in April or May.
May – Bloom In Tune
The Bernstein Chapter, with the help of Hampson Chapter members, partners with two local nurseries, Judy's Enchanted Garden and Northland Rosarium, on a plant sale in mid-May.
May/June – Upscale Sale
Ferden Chapter coordinates a huge indoor sale of high quality and gently used items which takes place the last weekend of May/first weekend of June. 2016 is the 8th year of this event, the second largest SSA fundraiser.
December – Christmas Tree Elegance
SSA's largest annual fundraiser for over 30 years, CTE is a raffle of 18 custom-decorated themed trees with their gifts. Trees are on the mezzanine of The historic Davenport Hotel and on the 2nd floor corridor of River Park Square.
December – New Years Eve "Puttin On The Ritz"
A special celebration to ring in the New Year at The Davenport Hotel's Grand Pennington Ballroom. Event follows the Symphony's performance at The Fox Theater of Beethoven's Ninth.