Letter from SP&O President

Dear SP&O Patrons,

Music is powerful. It provides beauty, solace, excitement, expression, and much more for all that hear it. We are bonded by the knowledge that music – and all of the arts – can illuminate the human experience in ways that often transcend mere words. How wonderful that we can experience this magic here in Sacramento!

I am honored to serve as the President of the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera as it continues to celebrate the connection between hard-working musicians, dedicated staff and leadership, and devoted community members like you.

That connection is more important than ever.  Though we may be physically separated at this time, your SP&O is developing ways we can share music with you on digital platforms.  

We are ever so grateful for the incredible response from patrons like you during this time. And it is with appreciation for your steadfast generosity that we enthusiastically announce our participation in 2020 Big Day of Giving on May 7th.

Inspired by your support at this time, the SP&O Board of Directors and Executive Leadership is committed to making #BDOG2020 as impactful as possible, creating two matching challenges to ensure that the SP&O can continue to provide inspiring musical experiences. Preschedule your gift now or make a gift on May 7th to help us unlock:

  • $10,000 in our SP&O Board and Executive Matching Challenge – all gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar, doubling your impact
  • An additional $5,000 SP&O Board and Executive New Donor Challenge that will be awarded if we can receive support from 50 new donor households

For more information on the SP&O and the Big Day of Giving, please visit  https://www.bigdayofgiving.org/SacPhilOpera.

I hope you will join our efforts by making a gift to the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera on Big Day of Giving. Together, we can continue to inspire joy in our community – now, and again when we are all united.

Thank you for your consideration! Wishing you all the best from our musical family to yours.


Virginia Varela President, SP&O Board of Directors