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Join Gala Co-chairs, Pamela Joyce Wright and Susan Eddy Soza, for the 48th Annual Patron’s Gala, Rio Carnival, on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the fantastic Brazilian restaurant Fogo de Chao in Tysons Corner, Virginia, in support of the Tysons McLean Orchestra.    Fogo de Chao is backdrop to Brazil for the evening, specializing in churrascaria, or fire-cooked meats, and includes side dishes traditionally from the Pampa region of Brazil.   The event’s theme, Rio Carnival, is true to the nature of the real Carnival as it heralds in a time for joy, peace, camaraderie, and friendly competition.  Attendees will find joy in the food, peace in their drinks, camaraderie among other music lovers and of course friendly competition when it comes to bidding on silent and live auction items.

Last year’s event at the French Embassy was a sell out with few individual tickets available after the overwhelming response from our Sponsors.   If you would like to sign up early to become a Sponsor to maximize your visibility, there are several levels to appeal to every individual and corporate budget.  

48th Patron’s Gala Sponsorship Form

TMO is also looking for silent and live auction items for the evening events.  Last year the silent and live auctions raised more than $27,000.

48th Patron’s Gala Auction Form

TMO has also arranged a room block at the Ritz Carlton for the evening at the discounted rated of $169 for those who want their evening to truly be a weekend away. Book now at

This year’s goal is to raise over $100,000 dollars to support the mission of the TMO.  Sign-up today, and/or send in your auction donor form to support the quality orchestral music of TMO in one of the fastest growing regions in Virginia.  

For more information please contact Ann Page, Gala Manager at


The Annual Patron’s Gala is the annual fundraiser for the Tysons McLean Orchestra (TMO). The TMO is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit dedicated to serving as a permanent, community-based orchestra comprised of professional musicians performing orchestral music that enriches the lives of people in Northern Virginia and surrounding communities. The TMO’s McLean Youth Orchestra, a special project of the TMO, provides orchestral music education to young musicians and allows them to perform side by side with professional musicians.