Groton Hill Inaugural Gala

Friday, April 21st

A rare behind-the-scenes event hosted by Vista Philharmonic Orchestra Artistic Director Bruce Hangen and multimedia artist Nicholas Bardonnay.

Be the first to explore their spellbinding collaboration before the world premiere at Saturday’s Vista Phil concert!

Register by April 16!

Live music, hearty hors d’oeuvres, signature drinks, and splendid company!

6:30 pm – Scrumptious reception with live music and mingling with the artists

8:00 pm – Artistic program in the Concert Hall

9:00 pm – Dessert in Woodland Room

Your support helps us build vibrant communities through music. 

This Gala is our only fundraising event during our inaugural year.  Your generous participation ensures that Groton Hill can create a first-of-its kind music community that is accessible and welcoming to all. Together, we’re literally changing lives through the power of music.


“Fancy Friday!”

Accessorize and zhuzh. 



($425 tax-deductible)

Gala attendees will have access to a select number of tickets to our sold-out 4/22 VPO concert

Nicholas Bardonnay

Nicholas Bardonnay is a photographer, multimedia artist, and the Creative Director & CEO of Westwater Arts. Since joining Westwater Arts in 2009, Nicholas has worked on more than 120 concerts with orchestras in cities across the globe.

Photo ©Westwater Arts.

Bruce Hangen

Bruce Hangen is Conductor and Artistic Director of the Vista Philharmonic Orchestra and Director of Orchestral Activities and Professor of Conducting at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Boston, Massachusetts. 


All sponsors will receive special recognition on our website and at the Gala, and will be added to our Early Access list for future concerts. If you are interested in a sponsorship, please contact Catherine Coleman at ccoleman@grotonhill.org or 978-486-9524 x201.

Silver – $2,500: includes 2 tickets to Gala

Gold – $5,000: includes 4 tickets to Gala

Platinum – $10,000: includes 8 tickets to Gala and recognition at the 4/22 concert

Sponsors (to date)


Peter and Paula Bentinck-Smith


Glidden Family


Simon Jones and Richard Gioiosa

Carole Prest

Vitale-Brown Charitable Giving Fund


Contact us at gala@grotonhill.org