About Gala

Join us for a thrilling night featuring a spectacular student performance, incredible virtual and live auctions, and a gourmet dinner. Gala is CSArts-SGV's largest, most prestigious fundraiser of the year. All proceeds from the event contribute toward the $3 million needed annually to continue providing our donation-dependent arts programs. Please consider joining us for, or helping to underwrite, one of the most entertaining and unforgettable evenings of the year.

Together, we can help our exceptional young artists reach for their dreams!


We invite you to join us for a vibrant and musical celebration of jazz, rhythm, and blues, inspired by the rich and romantic charm of New Orleans at Gala 2023: Fanfare in the French Quarter! Prepare to be transported straight to the heart of the French Quarter, complete with the rich colors, wrought iron balconies, and free-flowing greenery. You will enjoy a luxurious reception, a delicious multi-course dinner, inspiring virtual and live auctions with one-of-a-kind items, and three acts of dazzling, never-before-seen performances by our talented student artists alongside esteemed special guest performer and Broadway, television, and recording artist Terron Brooks.

Saturday, March 4, 2023 | 6-9:30 p.m. | Le Méridien Pasadena Arcadia

Formal Attire Recommended | Complimentary Valet Parking

Thank you for your interest in attending Gala 2023: Fanfare in the French Quarter. Table Sponsorships and individual tickets to attend this event are SOLD OUT. To join the waitlist, please email Director of Development, Amanda Warner, at amanda.warner@sgv.csarts.net.

Virtual Auction

Virtual Auction

The CSArts-SGV Gala virtual auction is now open! Browse and bid on more than 100 electrifying auction items as a part of Gala 2023: Fanfare in the French Quarter, purchase tickets to enter our magical Opportunity Drawing, and contribute to our inspiring Fund-A-Dream giving campaign in support of our students.


If you are unable to attend Gala 2023, we hope you will consider underwriting our students’ performance at this special event by giving a tax-deductible donation.



Terron Brooks has traveled many roads in his life and career. On his journey, there have been plenty of lessons, but the greatest has been discovering his authentic self and using his gifts to serve humanity. Through music, acting, writing, and speaking, Terron defies labels and breaks boundaries, encouraging all to reach their highest potential.

A two-time NAACP Award nominee, Terron’s dreams have been formed through music. With a voice described by the Los Angeles Times as “smooth and soulful,” Terron has performed with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, David Foster, Randy Jackson, and more. The Southern California native has toured internationally with the legendary Phil Collins and Golden Globe and Tony Award-nominated star Matthew Morrison. He also opened for The New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys tour. Terron's recent music project, The Soul of Broadway, honored timeless theatre songs with his signature brand of inspirational soul.

A multi-talented performer, Terron’s Broadway credits include Simba in Disney’s The Lion King and Seaweed in Hairspray. He was also featured in the World Premieres of Sleepless in Seattle: The Musical and First Wives Club: The Musical. His passion to develop and celebrate music led him to co-create and star in The Soul of Broadway, a show that offers Broadway classics to an audience in a fresh and contemporary way. 

No stranger to television, Terron is widely recognized for his critically acclaimed role as the great Eddie Kendricks in the Emmy Award-winning NBC mini-series The Temptations. He also starred in PureFlix’s hit feature Hav Faith with Gary Sturgis and Brooklyn Tankard. Additionally, he’s sung on The Voice, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and American Idol. Not only did Terron star in the hit romantic comedy All About You with legendary stars Debbie Allen and Renee Elise Goldsberry, he co-wrote its theme song and contributed original material to the movie’s soundtrack.

With the innate need to give back, motivate, and guide, he released his first book, Something GoOD on the Table: Practical Proverbs for the Soul, in 2018.

Most recently, Terron made his Hollywood Bowl debut as Simon Sr., Wayne Brady’s father, in Kinky Boots and is thrilled to be making his Ahmanson debut in The Secret Garden, directed by Warren Carlyle, in February 2023.

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For additional information about CSArts-SGV's Gala, please contact Director of Development Amanda Warner at amanda.warner@sgv.csarts.net or 657.321.4000 ext. 60020.