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Innovation Fund

Join National Philharmonic as we present 15 live-streamed performances, twice a month, starting in October. Not only will the quality of music be up to the high standards you’ve come to expect from our performances, they will be filmed using a state-of-the-art TV camera format so rich in sound and picture, that you will almost feel like you are there. Whether you wear pearls or pajamas is up to you. The 2020-21 National Philharmonic Season will present:

  • 8 chamber orchestra concerts with varied repertoire live-streamed from The Music Center at Strathmore.
  • 7 chamber concerts, with an emphasis on women composers and composers of color, curated by new concertmaster Laura Colgate.

Support us in presenting this season and in producing these performances, which celebrate the beauty and power of music in the world, in a concrete and accessible way.

Innovation Fund Benefits

The National Philharmonic relies on the generosity of its donors to continue bringing excellent orchestral and choral music to our region. Over 60% of our budget comes from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government funding sources. Your personal contribution is critical to our continued success. Please see the giving levels listed below and make your Annual Fund contribution. Your gift makes a significant impact, and we thank you for choosing to support the National Philharmonic!For the 2020-21 season, some or all in-person events may be delivered virtually; additionally, for gifts $125 and above, you will be acknowledged in the credits at the end of each virtual performance.For more information about your donor benefits, please contact Tiffany Jordan at tjordan@nationalphilharmonic.org or call (301) 493-9283 x 4206.

Levels & Benefits

Pioneer · $125–299

  • Receive the National Philharmonic 2-for-1 MemberCard
  • Donor Discount Days: 15% discount on tickets for select performances, available only on specific days during the season
  • Acknowledgement in the National Philharmonic concert program booklets (online or in-print)
  • Receive advance notice of the upcoming season prior to general public release

Become a Pioneer Download Form

Groundbreaker · $300–599

  • Full one year, priority live access to all National Philharmonic online concerts
  • Invitations to select National Philharmonic events
  • Receive the National Philharmonic 2-for-1 MemberCard
  • Donor Discount Days: 15% discount on tickets for select performances, available only on specific days during the season
  • Acknowledgment in the National Philharmonic concert program booklets (online or in-print)
  • Receive advance notice of the upcoming season prior to general public release

Become a Groundbreaker Download Form

Trailblazer · $600–1,199

  • A one-time guest pass for 2 to the VIP Circles Lounge
  • Access for 2 to Encore Hours held in The Music Center at Strathmore’s VIP Comcast Circles Lounge following select National Philharmonic performances
  • Invitation for 2 to the annual Season Preview Party
  • Full one year, priority live access to all National Philharmonic online concerts
  • Invitations to select National Philharmonic events
  • Receive the National Philharmonic 2-for-1 MemberCard
  • Donor Discount Days: 15% discount on tickets for select performances, available only on specific days during the season
  • Acknowledgment in the National Philharmonic concert program booklets (online or in-print)
  • Receive advance notice of the upcoming season prior to general public release

Become a Trailblazer Download Form

Innovation Circles

Inspiration Circle · $1,200–2,999

  • Access for 2 to the VIP Circles Lounge at all National Philharmonic performances
  • Listing on the National Philharmonic donor wall
  • Personalized concierge ticket services guaranteeing priority ticketing and seating (subject to availability)
  • Invitations to exclusive Innovation Circle donor events
  • Access for 2 to Encore Hours held in The Music Center at Strathmore’s VIP Comcast Circles Lounge following select
  • National Philharmonic performances
  • Invitation for 2 to the annual Season Preview Party
  • Full one year, priority live access to all National Philharmonic online concerts
  • Invitations to select National Philharmonic events
  • Receive the National Philharmonic 2-for-1 MemberCard
  • Donor Discount Days: 15% discount on tickets for select performances, available only on specific days during the season
  • Acknowledgment in the National Philharmonic concert program booklets (online or in-print)
  • Receive advance notice of the upcoming season prior to general public release

Join the Inspiration Circle Download Form

Visionary Circle · $3,000–5,999

  • Two complimentary beverage vouchers to be used in the VIP Circles Lounge for each National Philharmonic in-person performance
  • Invitation to an intimate group dinner with the Maestro and/or the Chorale Artistic Director (select Fall or Spring)
  • Opportunities to attend open dress rehearsals
  • Access for 2 to the VIP Circles Lounge at all National Philharmonic performances
  • Listing on the National Philharmonic donor wall
  • Personalized concierge ticket services guaranteeing priority ticketing and seating (subject to availability)
  • Invitations to exclusive Innovation Circle donor events
  • Access for 2 to Encore Hours held in The Music Center at Strathmore’s VIP Comcast Circles Lounge following select National Philharmonic performances
  • Invitation for 2 to the annual Season Preview Party
  • Full one year, priority live access to all National Philharmonic online concerts
  • Invitations to select National Philharmonic events
  • Receive the National Philharmonic 2-for-1 MemberCard
  • Donor Discount Days: 15% discount on tickets for select performances, available only on specific days during the season
  • Acknowledgment in the National Philharmonic concert program booklets (online or in-print)
  • Receive advance notice of the upcoming season prior to general public release

Join the Visionary Circle Download Form

Trendsetter Circle · $6,000–11,999

  • Invitation for two to join the orchestra onstage for a portion of a rehearsal (dates offered to be determined by National Philharmonic)
  • Two complimentary tickets to one in-person concert of your choice (seating subject to availability)
  • Two complimentary beverage vouchers to be used in the VIP Circles Lounge for each National Philharmonic in-person performance
  • Invitation to an intimate group dinner with the Maestro and/or the Chorale Artistic Director (select Fall or Spring)
  • Opportunities to attend open dress rehearsals
  • Access for 2 to the VIP Circles Lounge at all National Philharmonic performances
  • Listing on the National Philharmonic donor wall
  • Personalized concierge ticket services guaranteeing priority ticketing and seating (subject to availability)
  • Invitations to exclusive Innovation Circle donor events
  • Access for 2 to Encore Hours held in The Music Center at Strathmore’s VIP Comcast Circles Lounge following select National Philharmonic performances
  • Invitation for 2 to the annual Season Preview Party
  • Full one year, priority live access to all National Philharmonic online concerts
  • Invitations to select National Philharmonic events
  • Receive the National Philharmonic 2-for-1 MemberCard
  • Donor Discount Days: 15% discount on tickets for select performances, available only on specific days during the season
  • Acknowledgment in the National Philharmonic concert program booklets (online or in-print)
  • Receive advance notice of the upcoming season prior to general public release

Join the Trendsetter Circle Download Form

Vanguard Circle · $12,000–24,999

  • Sponsorship of your choice of one musician during one concert weekend; includes special recognition and opportunity to meet your sponsored musician after the concert
  • Invitation for two to join the orchestra onstage for a portion of a rehearsal (dates offered to be determined by National Philharmonic)
  • Two complimentary tickets to one in-person concert of your choice (seating subject to availability)
  • Two complimentary beverage vouchers to be used in the VIP Circles Lounge for each National Philharmonic in-person performance
  • Invitation to an intimate group dinner with the Maestro and/or the Chorale Artistic Director (select Fall or Spring)
  • Opportunities to attend open dress rehearsals
  • Access for 2 to the VIP Circles Lounge at all National Philharmonic performances
  • Listing on the National Philharmonic donor wall
  • Personalized concierge ticket services guaranteeing priority ticketing and seating (subject to availability)
  • Invitations to exclusive Innovation Circle donor events
  • Access for 2 to Encore Hours held in The Music Center at Strathmore’s VIP Comcast Circles Lounge following select National Philharmonic performances
  • Invitation for 2 to the annual Season Preview Party
  • Full one year, priority live access to all National Philharmonic online concerts
  • Invitations to select National Philharmonic events
  • Receive the National Philharmonic 2-for-1 MemberCard
  • Donor Discount Days: 15% discount on tickets for select performances, available only on specific days during the season
  • Acknowledgment in the National Philharmonic concert program booklets (online or in-print)
  • Receive advance notice of the upcoming season prior to general public release

Join the Vanguard Circle Download Form

Innovator · $25,000+

  • A completely customized season support package to include bannering with logo or personal name and spoken acknowledgement of support. Please contact annmorrision@nationalphilharmonic.org for more information to customize your package.

Become an Innovator Download Form

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