Palm Beach Symphony Ladies Guild Celebrate Present, Past and Future at 8th Annual Ladies Tea




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PALM BEACH, FL (April 15, 2014) – Forty years of inspiring orchestral music and a heavily praised season finale at the Kravis Center was cause for celebration at the Palm Beach Symphony Ladies Guild Annual Tea at Café L’Europe. Furthering the excitement, the Ladies Guild announced their support for the future of symphonic music with a donation to the Palm Beach Public School Orchestral Strings Foundation.

Palm Beach Symphony members and their guests arrived to the 8th annual event donned in proper high tea fashion and received a special performance by international coloratura soprano Maria Aleida Rodriguez. The event, chaired by Marietta Muiña McNulty, Sieglinde Wikstrom and Doris Hastings was held in honor of Symphony Diamond Benefactor, the late Dora Bak, who had given in excess of $1,000,000 to the organization.

“We salute our orchestra upon an outstanding Season and the Symphony’s steadfast history in bringing exceptional music to our community,” noted McNulty. “In the spirit of Dora Bak, we are especially pleased to present the Palm Beach Public music program with $1,000 for the next generation of musicians. Thank you to our Ladies Guild members who have truly fulfilled their mission to be ambassadors of the Palm Beach Symphony.”

The Ladies Guild of the Palm Beach Symphony was formed to assist the Board of Directors in sharing ideas about the programs and membership of the Symphony. Their role is to be “friend raising” and not “fund raising.” As ambassadors of the Palm Beach Symphony, Ladies Guild members share their enthusiasm for the organization and work together to invite and encourage membership.

Along with the Ladies Tea chairmen, Ladies Guild members for the 2013-2014 season include Helen Bernstein, Leslie Blum, Candide Booth, Elizabeth Bowden, Trudy Brekus, Lurana Campanaro, Mercedes Cassidy, Nannette Cassidy, Jean Dolan, Sandra Goldner, Arlette Gordon, Carol Hays, Jackie Klein, Louise Lord, Heather McNulty, Jeannine Merrien, Bernadine Rand Mileti, Irma Maria Murphy, Marguerite Rosner and Carolyn Whittey.

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The mission of the Palm Beach Symphony is to engage, educate and entertain the greater community of the Palm Beaches through live performances of inspiring orchestral music. The Palm Beach Symphony was founded in 1974 in recognition of the need for a professional orchestra in Palm Beach. The Symphony performs in a variety of historically important venues including Bethesda-By-The-Sea, Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Mar-a-Lago and The Society of the Four Arts.



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