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Annual Dinner Dance Benefits the Island’s Cultural Gem


PALM BEACH, FL (February 18, 2014) –  More than 130 members and guests of the Palm Beach Symphony showed their strong support and ardor for the island’s own cultural gem as they turned out to celebrate four decades of delivering inspiring orchestral music.

Dale McNulty, Palm Beach Symphony Board President, along with Ruby Ball chairman, Helen Bernstein, and co-chairmen, Bernadene Rand-Mileti and Doris Hastings, greeted guests as they arrived at the prestigious Flagler Museum for the annual dinner dance to benefit the Symphony. Cocktails in the Grand Hall were followed by dinner in the West Room where red “rhumba” glittery tablecloths were draped over red satin. The dinner tables were graced by tall gold trumpet centerpieces capped with a “ball of roses” and trailed with ivy. Heavy glass candlesticks adorned with red beaded shades flanked them while more roses finished the stunning tablescape and the mood was set for an evening of dinner and dancing.

“As we celebrate this important milestone, we also look forward to the future of continuing to broaden our mission to engage, educate and entertain the greater community of the Palm Beaches through live performances of inspiring orchestral music,” remarked David McClymont, Palm Beach Symphony Executive Director, as he welcomed dinner guests. “While we are planning our next season, we endeavor to keep the tradition going with excellent music selections and well-funded programming. With your generous support, we have a lot to look forward to in the years ahead.”

Among the guests in attendance were Hans and Sigrid Baumann, Dr. Elizabeth Bowden, Doran Mullen, Mercedes Cassidy, Nannette Cassidy, Dorian Baldwin, Margaret Donnelley, Arlette Gordon, Jane Grace, John Herrick, Paul and Sandra Goldner, Charles Kibort, Jr., Ken and Lucy LaVoy, Howard and Pat Lester,  Robert and Margot Linton, Jeannine Merrien, Kenneth and Gerda Newstrom, Anka Palitz, Michel Witmer, Barbara Rentschler, Leslie Rose, Denise McCann, Marguerite Rosner, Walter Baum, Beverly Sommer, Candide Booth, Harry Tawfik, Don and Mary Thompson, Andy and Carol Hays, Ann and Baxter Webb, Beverlee and John Raymond, Roz and Milton Lachman, Stanley and Helene Karp, Elizabeth Remmert, David Albenda, Nannette Friedland, Graham Watkins, Sieglinde Wikstrom, Lurana Campanro, Dr. Jose Figueroa, Maria Murphy, Diana Paxton, Jackie and Link Klein, Bob and Lucia Harvey, Karin and Dr. John Strasswimmer.

Palm Beach Symphony will perform at Mar-A-Lago on March 18th at 7:30 p.m. For information on tickets and membership opportunities, please contact the Palm Beach Symphony at 561.655.2657 or


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.


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