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A Springtime Soirée

Mark your calendars and join us for a celebratory fundraising gala!

Saturday, March 17, 2018
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, 10 Avery Street

On Saturday, March 17, 2018, BEMF will host our fourth biennial Springtime Soirée benefit gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common. The 2018 Springtime Soirée will roast and toast our extraordinary Artistic Directors, Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, with musical and comedic tributes by their colleagues and friends. Join us at the newly-renovated ballroom at the Ritz-Carlton for festive beverages and a delicious meal, fabulous live and silent auctions, and thrilling performances!

Entertainment will be provided by beloved BEMF artists Amanda Forsythe, Jason McStoots, Douglas Williams, and Jesse Blumberg, as well as by members of the esteemed BEMF Chamber ensemble: Paul O'Dette, archlute; Stephen Stubbs, theorbo; Robert Mealy and Cynthia Roberts, violin; Laura Jeppesen, viola; Phoebe Carrai, violoncello; and Avi Stein, harpsichord.

Sponsorship & Tickets | Live & Silent Auctions | Online Auction

For questions about the Springtime Soirée, or to RSVP, please contact Jessica McCormack, Springtime Soirée Coordinator, at or by calling 617-661-1812.

Honoring our Artistic Directors Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs


We invite you to participate at the following levels:

ANGEL | $8,000

  • Table for eight with premium seating
  • 6pm early check-in and VIP Preview Reception
  • Opportunity to have a BEMF Director seated at your table
  • Complimentary valet parking for you and your guests
  • Full-page ad or tribute in Soirée program book
  • Framed commemorative photograph from BEMF’s 2017 production of André Campra’s Le Carnaval de Venise, signed by BEMF Directors, for each guest

PATRON | $3,000

  • Half-table seating for four
  • 6pm early check-in and VIP Preview Reception
  • Opportunity to have a BEMF Artist seated at your table
  • Complimentary valet parking for you and your guests
  • Half-page ad or tribute in Soirée program book

SPONSOR | $1,000

  • Two tickets to the BEMF Springtime Soirée
  • Complimentary valet parking

FRIEND | $250

  • One ticket to the BEMF Springtime Soirée

Funds raised from the event will very directly help sustain and grow BEMF's artistic and educational programs—including our annual concert series, Baroque opera productions, biennial June Festivals, Young Artists Training Program, and more—and we are so grateful for the generous support!

Special thanks to our Soirée Sponsors:

  • The Graphic Group, Inc.
  • Raven Creative, Inc.
  • Thomas J. Weitbrecht, Strategic Auction Alliance
  • Aeronaut Brewing Company


CLICK HERE for an advance view of our auction items!

We are pleased to announce the addition of an Online Auction as part of our 2018 Springtime Soirée! Thanks to our partnership with trusted online platform Bidding for Good, we invite you to consider the many exciting auction items we have to offer, including selections of concert tickets, fine dining certificates, travel excursions, and other unique experiences.

We look forward to seeing you at the BEMF Springtime Soirée!

Photos from past Springtime Soirees!