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Beethoven Society

Thank you for considering a gift to the San Diego Symphony Orchestra

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The Beethoven Society is a dedicated group of visionary philanthropists who believe in music’s ability to lift the human spirit and improve our community.

These leaders support the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the largest performing arts organization in the area, and help produce great concerts of classical, jazz, Broadway, Latin, and popular music. Through their support, the San Diego Symphony touches lives far beyond the doors of the concert hall with Education and Community Engagement programs that reach every neighborhood in the region.

Through multi-year commitments starting at $50,000 a year, the investment of our Beethoven Society members are the foundation of these programs. Together, our members and the San Diego Symphony serve as an integral part of the cultural fabric of the San Diego community.

For more information, or to join, please contact Vice President of Institutional Advancement Sheri Broedlow at 619.615.3910 or

Membership Benefits

Beethoven Society membership begins with a four-year commitment of $50,000 or more annually.

When you become a Beethoven Society member, you join an extraordinary family of supporters. We express our gratitude by providing you with experience that deepen your connection with the music and the San Diego Symphony.


You will be invited to attend the annual Partner with a Player onstage side-by-side experience and dinner.

Concerts and series sponsorships

In recognition of your support, you will be named the sponsor of a concert or series of your choice. You will receive invitations to rehearsals; meet guest artists; receive tickets; greet performers backstage; and when available, spend time with artists over lunch, coffee, or dinner.

Symphony travel program

Travel with CEO Martha Gilmer and fellow Beethoven Society members to hear the finest symphony orchestras in the United States and around the world.

Education and community programs sponsorship

If you prefer, you may sponsor educational or community programs. You will be invited to special children’s concerts in schools or in the concert hall and meet people whose lives were uplifted by your gift.

Special events and exclusive opportunities

Attend members’ only pre- and post-concert receptions and dinners, behind-the scenes tours, and rehearsals. Receive advance announcements and attend a private annual lunch with CEO Martha Gilmer.

Hospitality and special services

Receive access to all intermission receptions, plus exclusive personal concierge services for your ticketing needs.

The impact you make

Other giving options

Partner with a player

Gifts of $15,000+

The San Diego Symphony Orchestra's Partner with a Player program offers music lovers an opportunity like no other! For a minimum gift of $15,000, you too can participate in a very special annual event and enjoy.

Symphony Summer Partners

Gifts of $15,000+

Becoming a Symphony Summer Partner of the San Diego Symphony will afford you a unique opportunity to enhance your concert-going experience and support the inclusive and diverse programming for which The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park™ has become known.