The Symphonia, the Boca Raton-based premier chamber music orchestra, will partner with regional artists, local galleries, and area businesses to host Symphonia of HeARTs, a virtual performance and art auction event on Thursday, December 3, beginning at 7 p.m.
The free, online event will feature performances by talented musicians–like violinist and concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra, David Kim, featuring his daughter on piano–, a fine art auction facilitated by auctioneer Janice Hamilton, and a virtual meet-and-greet with some of the featured artists. Proceeds from the auctions will support The Symphonia’s educational programs, community outreach, and its music.
Guests who participate in the auction can choose to fund a ‘starter’ violin for a child in the Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach’s “Building a String Orchestra and Self-Esteem” program for $150. A donation of $200 will fund a month of music lessons for a child. The program is run by The Symphonia.
More than 80 items will be available during the virtual fundraiser, including works by internationally renowned artists and local artists, trips, dinners, and jewelry. Local favorites, like Yaacov Heller of Gallery 22 and Sal Principe of The Gallery Lounge, will each have multiple artworks available during the evening’s auction. A Master’s Collection including works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro, and Peter Max, will also be available for purchase.
“Everyone in the arts has been challenged this year,” said Annabel Russell, The Symphonia’s executive director. “That’s why we are thrilled to make this a community-wide celebration and involve not just musicians, but other artists, as well.”
Honorary chairs for the event are Harvey and Virginia Kimmel. The Kimmels have been involved with The Symphonia for a number of years and have played an instrumental role in expanding the orchestra’s free after-school program, Building a String Orchestra and Self-Esteem, that benefits kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Delray Beach.