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Bachanalia – a glittering evening with music by beloved composer Johann Sebastian Bach!

Bachanalia: Cantatas for the New Year

                     Saturday, December 31, 2016

                     Dinner at 7:30 PM
                     Concert at 9:00 PM
                     Gala at 10:30 PM 


Darrin Davis & Mario Gudmundsson



A festive program rings in the New Year with cantatas J. S. Bach wrote specifically for this holiday plus other celebratory works. 

Attire: Formal or Black Tie Optional

Sponsorships begin at $500

Tables from $10,000


The festivities begin at 7:30 pm with an elegant seated dinner in the Hobby Center’s Grand Lobby, continuing at 9:00 pm in Zilkha Hall with the Bachanalia concert, featuring celebratory cantatas J.S. Bach wrote for this special holiday season. Afterwards, join us for a folly-filled holiday gala and silent auction. All proceeds from the event will benefit Ars Lyrica Houston, making sure that the organization continues to delight local and national audiences with superlative performances of baroque music for years to come.  Our 2015 New Year’s Eve “Fire & Ice” Gala was extensively covered by local media. The event sold out, and we fully expect this year’s Gala to surpass what has gone before. 


Host Committee - 2016 New Year's Eve Gala

Robin Angly & Miles Smith

Carrie & Sverre Brandsberg-Dahl

Ralph Burch

Dean Dalton Tours

Dr. Andrew Davis, Dean, College of the Arts - University of Houston

Anna Dean

Vanessa & Gabe Gaidosik

Betsy & Ed Schreiber

Emily Schreiber

Elizabeth & Alan Stein

Barbara van Postman

Stephanie von Stein

Dr. Ishwaria Subbiah & Dr. Vivek Subbiah

Dr. Josey Wagner & Mr. Bryan Wagner

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