Pasadena, CA (September 8, 2023)– Join the Pasadena Symphony Association (PSA) for an unforgettable evening of enchantment and romance on Saturday, September 23, 2023 as they host their annual Moonlight Sonata Gala, surrounded by the beauty of Pasadena City Hall. The festivities will kick off with an elegant courtyard reception, followed by a luxe dinner, live auction and program filled with music and dancing under a starry night in Centennial Square.

Music from the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestras will usher guests into Centennial Square with a warm welcome, and acclaimed Classical KUSC and Los Angeles Philharmonic’s “Inside the Music” host Brian Lauritzen will present the evening’s program as guests enjoy a decadent four-course meal by Claud & Co. To top off the elegant affair, a quartet of musicians from the Pasadena Symphony will perform an intimate set of Classical selections befitting this enchanted night of music and community. The soirée will close as guests dance the night away to music provided by a live band, The Mixtape.

This year’s event will honor two longtime Pasadena Symphony Association supporters as outstanding luminaries. Philanthropist Luminaries Marlene R. Konnar and John D. Baldeschwieler will be recognized for their longtime support of the Pasadena Symphony and POPS, unwavering enthusiasm, and community leadership. The PSA will also recognize Leadership Luminary Lora Unger for her decade-long tenure as CEO of the Pasadena Symphony Association, whose vision, tenacity, and energy has built the PSA into what it is today.

Tickets to the Moonlight Sonata Gala are limited. Individual tickets start at $300 and may be purchased by visiting or by contacting Kevin Batton, Development Associate at or 626.793.7172 x27.


What: The Pasadena Symphony and POPS 2023 Moonlight Sonata Gala

When: Saturday, September 23, 2023, 5:30pm – 10:30pm

Where: Centennial Square | 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Parking: Complimentary valet parking available onsite.

Cost: Individual tickets $300 each; Patron level: $1,500 includes two VIP tickets and listing in the event program book. Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are also available at