Bells will ring on Saturday, Oct. 6, for "The Wedding of Ruslan & Lyudmila," a dinner and opening night performance to benefit the Stamford Symphony.

The celebration will take place at UConn Stamford and the Palace Theatre, on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 5:30 p.m.

The evening, sponsored by Pitney Bowes, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Marcia Selden Catering, will begin with cocktails and dinner, followed by the Stamford Symphony's concert "Sweeping Romance" at the Palace Theatre at 8 p.m.

The evening concludes with a post-concert dessert reception at the Palace Theatre. Guests are invited to dress in wedding attire.

Being honored is Pitney Bowes, with Johnna G. Torsone, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, accepting on behalf of the Stamford-based company. Torsone will be presented with the Conductor's Baton Award on stage at the Palace Theatre by Stamford Symphony Music Director Eckart Preu.

Proceeds from the benefit will support the Stamford Symphony's mission of encouraging a lifelong appreciation of classical music through professional performances of the highest caliber. The Stamford Symphony offers concerts, music education programs for adults and children, interactive in-and after-school programs, and private performances in Stamford and neighboring communities.

Benefit tickets start at $350 and hosted tables range from $5,000 to $20,000. For tickets, call Stamford Symphony at 203-325-1407, ext. 10, or visit

More Information

Fact box