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April 04, 2009 - Symphony (of the Americas Society) Fantastique!!

What: Symphony of the Americas Society presented their annual gala – “April in Paris.”

Where: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach

When: April 4, 2009

Beneficiary: Symphony of the Americas

Gala Chairperson(s): Carole Nugent

Honorary Chairperson(s): Mary Porter, The Mary Porter Maestro's Golden Baton

Committee Members: Lesleen Bolt, Sherrill LCapi, Mary Kay Follin, Thelma Archer Jotcham, Anna Rua, Madelyn Savarick, Belinda Ulbrich & Betty Young - HOST COMMITTEE: Chairperson(s) - Anna Rua & Thelma Archer Jotcham - COMMITTEE: Dr. Andre & Sherrill Capi, Ms. Ann Clark, Mr. & Mrs. Roy Ferraro, Mrs. Mary Kay Follin, Ms. Gladys Goodmonson, Mr & Mrs. Ben Harrison, Mrs. Beth Holland & Mr. Richard Kuh, Mr. & Mrs. Jack Hutton, Mr. & Mrs. Denis Jotcham, Mr. Stephen Keller & Ms. Leslee Bolt, Mr. & Mrs. James Labonte, Ms. Rosemary Larson, Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Marks, Ms. Marge Matinale, Mrs. Rose Miniaci, Mr. & Mrs. Tom Mullane, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Northcutt, Mr. Peter Palin & Ms. Linda Bolitho, Mrs. Billie Price & Mr. Carll Jacobs, Mr. Joseph Ridenhour, Mrs. Anna Rua, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Roselli, Mrs. Peggy Sudbrink, Mr. & Mrs. Roger Sturgeon, Mr. &

President(s): Beth Holland - Symphony of the America Society; Peter L. Babinski, M.D., Ph.d. Symphony of the Americas

Entertainment: "Dancing in the Streets of Paris" - Dee Dee Wilde Band, Rousing Can Can Dancers - Christine Lopez & Troupe

Music: Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, Artistic Director, Symphony of the Americas

Sponsors: Underwriters: Mary Porter, Stephen Keller & Lesleen Bolt, Rose Miniaci, Madelyn Savarick, Florence Hutton, Thelma Archer Jotcham, Rosemary Larson: Southern Wine & Spirits, Decorative Art & Fine Antiques, Eco Crafts, Bloomingdale's, Classical South Florida Music Station 89.7 FM, Judy Marini, Delette Matheus & Jean Mignolet

Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino, Blacktie-Southflorida

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:

Symphony (of the Americas Society) Fantastique!!
The sizzle and sensuousness of Paris came to the Fort Lauderdale Marriott on April 4, 2009, when the Symphony of the Americas Society presented their annual gala – “April in Paris.” As guests arrived they were greeted by a mime, a caricature artist, Can-can dancers in glorious costumes, French maids, and a Paris gendarme. The Marriott’s ballroom was transformed into the Moulin Rouge, and entertainment included a performance by the Symphony with handsome opera singers, and a revue by Parisienne dancers extraordinaire. Society President, Beth Holland, led guests in an Edith Piaf-esque singing of I Love Paris.
Carole Nugent, chair of the event, together with her tireless comrades produced the grandest evening in Fort Lauderdale’s social season. Queen Marie Antoinette made a grand entrance just before guests moved into the dining room, and her Majesty deigned to remain and dine. The Symphony performance included excerpts from Carmen along with other melodies that reminded all of the Eiffel Tour and the Left Bank. And speaking of the Eiffel Tour, a twenty foot model of the tower, complete with twinkling lights, was constructed by EcoCrafts outside the ballroom
The Symphony of the Americas celebrates its 21st Season, Michael & Madelyn Savarick Global Outreach, under the artistic direction of Dr. James Brooks-Bruzzese, a winner of the prestigious National Hispanic Heritage Arts Award presented annually at the Kennedy Center. By presenting a diverse orchestral repertoire complemented by award-winning international guests, the Symphony takes a leadership role in fostering cultural relations with the Americas, initiating musical exchanges throughout Europe, the US and Central/South America.
Symphony of the Americas Society supports the mission of the orchestra and membership applications are available by calling the Symphony office at 954-545-0088. Visit the website at
Media Contact: Patricia Zeiler
954-545-0088(office) 954-854-5804 (cell)

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