The Oregon Symphony’s year-long effort to raise money for its 2011 trip to New York—where the orchestra will make its long-awaited Carnegie Hall debut at the first Spring for Music Festival—got off to a rousing start May 20 as more than 350 Portlanders turned out at The Nines Hotel for a gala fundraiser that was a glittery affair from start to finish. By the end of the evening, the orchestra had collected $175,000 in donations for the Carnegie Hall trip. “It was a fabulous ev...

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