TROUBADOURS AND TEA MARK END OF SYMPHONY SEASON Palm Beach Symphony Ladies Guild Celebrates at Café L’Europe

PALM BEACH, FL (April 16, 2015) – In celebration of another successful series of classical concerts, the Palm Beach Symphony Ladies Guild returned to Café L’Europe for their 9th annual Ladies Tea. Members and guests were greeted with a pre-tea champagne reception and chance auction followed by a classic high-tea (served in one-of-a-kind Symphony teacups reserved exclusively for the occasion) and festive Spanish musical entertainment by Tuna Universitaria de Oviedo.

The yearly event, chaired by Marietta Muiña McNulty and Sieglinde Wikstrom, is held upon the close of each Symphony season in honor of the late Dora Bak, a Symphony Diamond Benefactor who had given in excess of $1,000,000 to the organization. Long-time Symphony supporter, Doris Hastings, served as this year’s honorary chair. In an effort to continue the spirit of Bak’s charitable giving and to support the Symphony’s education initiatives, a donation of $1,000 was presented to Palm Beach Public Orchestra Director Andy Matzkow for the School’s Orchestral Strings Foundation.

“We are thrilled to once again celebrate another great Palm Beach Symphony season and to be able to give something back to our community through the Palm Beach Public Elementary School strings program,” noted McNulty. “As ambassadors of the Symphony, the Ladies Guild is enthusiastic about the community benefits of having this world-class orchestra at our back door. Our membership, community outreach and educational programs offer a way for everyone to experience the musical arts and culture that the Palm Beach Symphony offers.”

Along with the Ladies Tea chairmen, Ladies Guild members for the 2014-2015 season include Eunice Bigelow, Leslie Rogers Blum, Candide Booth, Elizabeth Bowden, Trudy Brekus, Lurana Campanaro, Mercedes Cassidy, Barbara Claeys, Jean Dolan, Margaret Donnelley, Sandra Goldner, Arlette Gordon, JoAnne Jaeger, Jacquie Klein, Helene Karp, Louise Collins Lord, Jeannine Merrien, Bernadene Rand-Mileti, Marguerite Rosner, Veronica Tebar, Mary Thompson and Heather McNulty Wyser-Pratte.

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