Augusta Symphony Announces 3rd Annual Gala January 11th

Staff Report From Augusta CEO

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

The Augusta Symphony’s Third Annual Gala will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the Miller Theater. The black-tie affair is the Symphony’s major fundraiser and is chaired this year by Mrs. James Laird Jones.

This year’s Gala, titled “For Yours Ears Only,” celebrates nearly 60 years of the music of James Bond with an Augusta Symphony concert under the direction of Maestro Dirk Meyer. Patrons have the opportunity to enjoy hors-d’oeuvres and an open bar inside the elegant Art Moderne beauty of the Miller Theater. The evening culminates in the concert headlined by “Q The Music Show – James Bond Tribute Band” as well as clips from everyone’s favorite Bond films. Patrons have an opportunity to upgrade their experience and attend an Encore Party in the Miller’s Knox Music Institute, featuring indulgent hors-d'oeuvres and desserts, a martini bar, and an immersive Bond experience.

Augusta Symphony’s Music Director, Dirk Meyer, noted, “This season our Gala promises to be spectacular. I love the music of 007, our guest artists are of the highest caliber, and I can’t wait to see the scenes from the different James Bond movies in the hall. This will be one incredible evening!”
Tickets for the Augusta Symphony Gala will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 18. As seating is limited, interested patrons are encouraged to visit the organization’s website at for full information on ticket levels and benefits.

Now in its sixty-fifth season, the Augusta Symphony is the primary professional orchestra for the Central Savannah River Area and pursues its mission “to share the joy of great musical performance with our community – together we are music” through annual symphonic, pops, and family concerts that reach approximately 20,000 people each year. Via its education and outreach programs, the Symphony further strives to foster broad accessibility to live classical music performance and a lifelong appreciation of the art form among people of all ages, backgrounds, and means. The Symphony’s outreach programs currently serve approximately 27,000 youth and adults in communities within a seventy-five mile radius of Augusta.