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Symphony Ball 2021 – A Virtual Celebration of Music 

Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 7 pm – FREE 

JOIN us for an exciting virtual event this season —A Very Special Virtual Celebration of Music on Saturday, February 6, 2021.  We have lined up special celebrity guests, featured artists from the Allentown Symphony Association and testimonials from community leaders. Our emcee for the evening will be actor and Bethlehem native, Daniel Roebuck. You will hear testimonials from community leaders such as our honorary Ball chairs, Vince and Michelle Sorgi. Other testimonials will be heard from Dr. Brian & Dr. Constantina Pippis-Nester of LVHN, Laurie Hackett of Air Products, JB & Kathleen Reilly, and others.    Various performances include: the Allentown Symphony Orchestra’s Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg by Richard Wagner, and Orff’s Carmina Burana – O Fortuna, performances from featured artists as Olga Kern, Lester Lynch performing Gershwin’s I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’, Simon Mulligan’s performance of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and a fun take on the history of Ball fashions from Carson Kressley.   It will be much fun to watch. The virtual Ball is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6th at 7pm and it is a FREE streaming program. There will be opportunities to donate and participate on the silent auction. Auction bidding commences on Saturday, January 30th. More information about the Ball can be found on www.millersymphonyhall.org.

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Pre-Event Ball Wine Tasting – Single Ticket Patrons 

Saturday, February 6, 2021  

Two sessions: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm/5:30 pm to 6:30 pm  

Willamette Valley Vineyards, Oregon 

Tickets: $175

Before the virtual Ball, join us for cocktail hour on a Zoom wine tasting session! Enjoy three classic Willamette Valley wines that express the terroir of their three estate vineyards. Tickets: $175 includes wine, wine tasting session + special treat. Wine will be shipped to Miller Symphony Hall at the end of January. Pick up wine and special treat at Symphony Hall at curbside: Feb. 2nd & Feb. 3rd from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Last date to order January 20th. Wine details are below. (Residents outside of the area will have wine delivered to their homes.)

Pre-Ball Virtual Wine Tasting – Miller Symphony Hall – Downtown Allentown

Willamette Valley Vineyards – Homepage (wvv.com)

2018 Estate Pinot Noir
90 points – Wine Spectator
91 points – Vinous

The 2018 Estate Pinot Noir expresses the terroir of our three vineyards — the original planting by Founder Jim Bernau at the winery in the Salem Hills, Tualatin Estate planted by Oregon wine pioneer Bill Fuller in the foothills of the Coastal Range and Elton planted by Dick and Betty O’Brien on the east face of the Eola-Amity Hills.

2018 Estate Chardonnay
90 points – Wine Enthusiast
This classic “Willamette Valley style” Chardonnay is sourced from our three Estate vineyards — the original planting by Founder Jim Bernau in the Salem Hills, Tualatin Estate planted by Oregon wine pioneer Bill Fuller in the foothills of the Coastal Range and Elton planted by Dick and Betty O’Brien in the Eola-Amity Hills.


2019 Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir
90 points – Wine Enthusiast
Electric pink in color with aromas of juicy strawberry, watermelon and peach and accented by floral honeysuckle. Dry with a medium-body, round mouthfeel and vibrant palate of nectarine, red cherry, tangerine, tropical papaya and vanilla creme. The bright acidity creates a lively and clean finish.


Pre-Event Ball Wine Tasting – Ball Sponsors ($3K+)

Saturday, February 6, 2021 

Tasting Session: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

Rombauer Winery, Napa Valley 

Thank you to our generous sponsors! This season our sponsorship opportunities include a very special pre-event Zoom wine tasting session with Rombauer Winery from Napa Valley.  Sommelier, Jake Hoyt will take you through the history of the vineyard and the characteristics of each wine in the kit. The tasting kit includes 6 bottles of wine and glasses as explained below.  All orders (need shipping addresses) for the wine tasting need to be placed by January 20th.  The wine will be shipped by end of January so everyone will have it in time for the Feb. 6th wine tasting. The wine tasting event details are here below. 


Our Story I Rombauer Vineyards I Napa Valley


Portfolio Pack: 

(1) Carneros Chardonnay – Our most popular wine and an iconic example of a Chardonnay from the Los Carneros region.

(1) Proprietor Selection Chardonnay – This chardonnay is a blend of all of our best barrels of chardonnay, only made in exceptional vintages.

(1) Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – A bold Napa Valley Cabernet with fruit coming all throughout the Napa Valley.

(1) Napa Valley Merlot – This merlot comes from the Carneros region and is a balanced wine that pairs great with virtually any food.

(1) Rombauer Zinfandel – A Classic California wine with intense fruit notes and bold flavors.

(1) El Dorado Zinfandel – A single vineyard zinfandel coming from our Twin Rivers Vineyard located in the Sierra Foothills.

(6) Stemmed Rombauer wine glasses


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact:  Lucy Bloise, VP Partnerships & Special Events, lbloise@allentownsymphony.org or 610-248-8263.

Ball proceeds support the education and community engagement of the Allentown Symphony Association, including El Sistema Lehigh Valley. The Allentown Symphony Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3).


Information provided to TVL by:
Lucy Bloise, VP Partnerships & Special Events
Allentown Symphony Association