Conservatory Notes: A Night of Wine, Cheese & Chocolate
Live music will soon fill the air in the new Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory at Hershey Gardens, as Hershey Symphony and Hershey Gardens today announced “Conservatory Notes.” The new concert series, which will showcase instrumentalists and ensembles representing various music genres, includes approximately three concerts per year, all being held in the new conservatory at Hershey Gardens. The inaugural “Conservatory Notes” will be held from 6 :00pm – 8:00pm, and featuring internationally-renowned violinist Odin Rathnam, this evening event will include wine, cheese and chocolate! Guests can stroll the Conservatory and enjoy the indoor Butterfly Atrium before the musical presentation.
- 6:00pm - 6:40pm: Enjoy wine and cheese as you explore the Conservatory and the indoor Butterfly Atrium.
- 6:40pm - 7:20pm: Guests will be seated during the concert, featuring Odin Rathnam.
- 7:20pm - 8:00pm: The night will end on a “sweet” note with chocolate, desserts and coffee.
- The evening includes wine, cheese and chocolate.
- Proceeds benefit Hershey Symphony and Hershey Gardens.
- Limited seating; please reserve early.
- $100 per ticket
- $500 Conductor level sponsorship, includes 2 tickets
- Please buy tickets at HersheySymphony.org.
Proceeds from “Conservatory Notes” concerts benefit Hershey Symphony and "Share the Gardens," a scholarship fund that provides free field trips to Hershey Gardens for students in financially challenged school districts.
"The evening will begin with wine and cheese, as guests explore the indoor Butterfly Atrium and Conservatory," said Don Papson, executive director of The M.S. Hershey Foundation. "Guests will be seated for the 40-minute concert, and the evening will end with desserts and coffee."
Collaboration between Hershey Symphony and The M.S. Hershey Foundation dates back to 1969, when several Hershey residents approached the Hershey Education and Cultural Center, an operating division of The M.S. Hershey Foundation, for support in their efforts to establish a community orchestra. Formed that same year, the Hershey Symphony Orchestra Society, today known as Hershey Symphony, has been performing for nearly 50 years. The orchestra has been under the direction of Dr. Sandra Dackow since 1991. In 2014, Hershey Symphony debuted at Carnegie Hall.
For more information on Hershey Symphony, please visit HersheySymphony.org. For more information on Hershey Gardens, please visit HersheyGardens.org.