For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Dionanda Tillman
Title: Marketing Administrator
Phone: 810-237-3112
Email address:
WHEN: Online drawing is 4 pm October 29 on
the FIA & FIM Facebook pages @flintinstituteofmusic,

WHERE: Viola E. Bray Gallery at Flint Institute of Arts

INFO: 810-234-1695 or online at

$25 for 1 entry, $50 for 3 entries, $100 for 7 entries
FLINT, MI – A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is up for grabs as the Flint Symphony Orchestra and the Flint Institute of Arts join forces in a unique online fundraiser called The Art of Music Just for You.

The public is invited to enter to win a private concert for up to six people led by the Flint Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Judy Lin Wu and a trio of symphony ensemble members. The exclusive event is being held in the beautiful Viola E. Bray Gallery at the Flint Institute of Arts on a mutually agreed upon date in November. *(available dates are November 6, 7 or 8, 2020)

The winner and up to five guests will enjoy a champagne reception upon arrival and an exclusive tour of the 17th Century French tapestries by FIA Executive Director John Henry before being seated for a magical performance reminiscent of the gallery itself.

The public can enter to win this incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by purchasing tickets online at Tickets are $25 for one entry, $50 for three entries, or $100 for 7 entries.

“It’s an incredible opportunity that will spark endless conversations and help support the Flint Symphony Orchestra and the Flint Institute of Arts in their mission to continue the arts for centuries to come,” says FIA Executive Director John Henry. “Not only is the Bray Gallery absolutely beautiful and full of history, but the FSO’s musicians are among the most talented in the nation. It’s an inspiring combination.”

“We came together for a successful event last year centered on the FIA’s large-scale sculpture exhibition of The Four Seasons with the symphony performing Vivialdi,” added Rodney Lontine, president and CEO of the Flint Institute of Music. “We were thinking of how we could once again meld the cultural treasures of Flint’s two iconic organizations into one magical evening, while adhering to our pandemic safety protocol. We envisioned what a private evening would be like and how special it could be. From there, everything just fell together, and we created The Art of Music Just for You. My hope is it becomes an annual tradition.”

The winning entry will be drawn live on Facebook at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 29 on the Flint Institute of Music’s Facebook page @flintinstituteofmusic as well as the Flint Institute of Arts Facebook page The winner will be notified and need not be present on Facebook to win. The available dates for The Art of Music Just for You at the Viola E. Bray Gallery are November 6, 7 and 8, 2020.

*Drawing raffle licence #R-59143
Flint Institute of Music • 1025 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48503