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The Knoxville Opera Guild requests the pleasure of your company for an evening of fine dining, entertainment, dancing and auctions.

Featuring …

Gourmet “Dining Car” dinner creations by Chef Matt Gallaher

Classic “Parlor Car” entertainment by Pirates of Penzance stars Claire Coolen and Sean Anderson

Saturday, October 29, 2016                         Knoxville Museum of Art

Parlor Car Cocktails & Silent Auction              6:30 pm

Dinner Service in Dining Car                                 8:00 pm

Floor Show                                                                        8:30 pm

Live Auction                                                                     9:00 pm

Dancing to the cool jazz sounds of the Streamliners Swing Orchestra

Black Tie encouraged

AMERICA’S GREAT TRAINS offered more than just transportation – they opened up an exciting new world of luxury, romance, and sophisticated fun.  They epitomized the power and prestige of a growing America – a Nation on the move!  Join the Knoxville Opera Guild as we step back in time to experience the romance of the great Streamliners – the Super Chief, the 20th Century Limited, The Tennessean.

We’ll be entering that world of Art Deco sophistication.  Enjoy classic Parlor Car cocktails then dinner in the Diner, brought to you by one of Knoxville’s hottest young chefs, Matt Gallaher of Emilia and Knox Mason fame.  His gourmet creations for this Streamliner Ball are being adapted from original Dining Car recipes!  Then it’s classic on-board entertainment, featuring Knoxville Opera’s Pirates of Penzance stars Claire Coolen and Sean Anderson.  Then, dance the night away as the world slips by …  All aboard!

We are very pleased to announce that catering is being provided by chef Matt Gallaher of Emilia and Knox Mason fame. His gourmet creations for this Streamliner Ball were adapted from original Dining Car recipes. The menu for the evening includes:
Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
Jambon de Bayonne Eclair with Fromage Maison and Fines Herbes
Sturgeon Caviar with Crème Fraîche, Pommes Gaufrette and Chives
Celeriac Remoulade with Smoked Salmon, Apples, Fennel and Salmon Roe
Main Course
Entrecôte of Mitchell Farm Beef, Root Vegetables ‘Bourguignon’, Pommes Puree and Shaved Black Truffles
Maple Crème Caramel with Apple Confit and Almond Tuile

$15,000 Title Sponsor – Pilot/Flying J

$10,000 Conductor

Benefits include

  • One 10-top table
  • Table signage with Company or Individual Name
  • Recognition from the stage
  • Full page ad in Opera Ball program
  • Captain’s Table Service

$5,000 RoadMaster

Benefits include

  • One 10-top table
  • Table signage with Company or Individual Name
  • Recognition from the stage
  • Half-page ad in Opera Ball program

$2,500 TrainMasters – Peter Acly & Ellen Robinson,  Mark & Catherine Hill, Mr. & Mrs. L. Caesar Stair III

Benefits include

  • Six tickets
  • Recognition from stage
  • Listing in Opera Ball program

$1,500 Engineers – Jerrold & Susan Becker, Eden & Chris Bishop, Jupiter Entertainment, Townes Osborn & Robert Marquis, The Sood Family

Benefits include

  • Four tickets
  • Listing in the Opera Ball program
  • Recognition from stage

$750 Dispatchers – Dr. Michelle Brewer, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Butler, Ellen Capito & Arthur Coston, Phyllis & Ely Driver, Jacque & Cliff Hawks, Kimberly Henry, Madeline & Doug McAdams, Daniel F. McGehee, W.R. McNabb, Dr. & Mrs. E. Jay Mounger, Robert & Diana Samples, Theresa Stone

Benefits include

  • Two tickets
  • Listing in Opera Ball program

The Paypal link has been removed to prepare for tomorrow night’s Opera Ball.

Contact Kim Henry 865-604-2647 or Peter Acly 865-556-1362 for more information.  For more information on Knoxville Opera Guild or our activities, please email guildinfo@knoxvilleopera.com