Join A Leading Gifts Circle
Your leading gift secures the ASO mission.
Gifts at any of the levels described below have an immediate, major impact on our program each season.
As a leading Circle Member, you provide crucial foundational support the orchestra needs to plan, hire, perform, administer, and provide community outreach to fully meet our mission each season. Your generosity secures ASO and allows us to focus on what we do best — and you become an essential partner in the work.
The community and artistic impact of your philanthropic dollars go a very long way with ASO and are immediately felt, here; there is no other professional orchestra of our size in the country, performing at our level, that operates on the budget we do. Circle Members are tremendously important.
In addition to named musician or programming sponsorships and recognition in our literature and on our website (along with thanks from the stage for Ensemble Circle level and higher, unless you prefer not), Circle Members are invited to special VIP events and experiences, receive personal communications and visits, receive distinct Circle Member supporter lapel pins to wear at ASO events, and have the option to receive full season subscriptions and/or request complimentary companion tickets during the season.*
*This will affect the deductibility of your gift. Please consult with your tax adviser.
Each companion ticket requires that a concert ticket has been purchased at the regular or subscription rate. The requirement is waved at Ensemble Circle level and higher.
Donations of $3500 – $4999 make you a member of the Musicians Circle. Your gift covers the expenses of retaining one or more section musicians.
Our orchestra sections include: first violin, second violin, viola, violoncello, bass, flute & piccolo, oboe, English horn, clarinet & bass clarinet, bassoon & contrabassoon, alto saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone & bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion, piano, harp, and harpsichord.
Each season, we contract with 40 – 50 section musicians.
As a Musicians Circle member, you receive 2 full-season subscriptions, if you choose, or up to 8 companion tickets to use at any main concerts during the season (limit of 2 at Joyful Noise!). While not at all a requirement, we encourage you to sponsor a specific section musician of your choice — either in your name or in memory of a loved one — which will be noted in our program books and on our website. We also will be happy to designate a sponsored musician based on your preferences.
Principal Musicians Circle
Donations of $5000 – $9999 make you a member of the Principal Musicians Circle. Your gift covers the expenses of retaining one or more principal musicians.
These superior musicians are leaders in their field and often principal for other elite orchestras. They lead and mentor their sections, as well as perform. Many of our principals have been with us for many years.
We typically name 15 – 18 principal musicians each season.
As a Principal Musicians Circle member, you receive 2 full-season subscriptions, if you choose, and 4 companion tickets to use any time during the season (limit of 2 at Joyful Noise!). While not at all a requirement, we encourage you to sponsor a specific principal musician of your choice — either in your name or in memory of a loved one — which will be noted in our program books and on our website. We also will be happy to designate a sponsored principal musician based on your preferences.
Donations of $10,000 — $19,999 usher you into our Ensemble Circle.
Your gift can sponsor a group of ASO musicians each year, underwrite most of the expenses for a small to mid-sized chamber concert, or provide other vital support for the performance season.
We typically perform 1 – 3 chamber concerts each season.
As an Ensemble Circle member, you receive up to 4 full-season subscriptions, if you choose, and up to 10 companion tickets to use at any time during the season (limit of 2 at Joyful Noise!). You may sponsor one or more section or principal musicians of your choice, be named as a chamber concert underwriter, or be a supporting underwriter for a symphonic concert or the season, which will be noted in our program books and on our website.
Orchestra Circle & Conductor’s Circle
A donation of $20,000 or more makes you a member of our Orchestra Circle. Donors at or above $50,000 are welcomed into the ASO Conductor’s Circle.
Your gift at either level makes you a major program & mission partner for the season, and will underwrite a significant share of the orchestra’s expenses for one or more symphonic concerts, or retaining key staff, depending on the donation you make.
We typically perform 4 – 5 symphonic concerts each season.
As an Orchestra Circle or Conductor’s Circle member, you may sponsor multiple musicians, establish or fund a memorial chair, and/or be named as a sponsoring concert or season underwriter, which will be noted in our program books and on our website. In addition to special thanks, acknowledgments and regular personal contact, you will receive 6 full-season subscriptions, if you choose, and companion tickets as requested (limited for Joyful Noise!).