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              Palm Beach Symphony Raises More Than $600,000

                                During Spectacular 20th Annual Gala

         The picturesque Venetian Ballroom in the breathtaking
      Breakers Palm Beach was the setting for the sold-out Palm Beach
      Symphony’s 20th Annual Gala that raised more than $600,000 in
      support of world-class performances, educational programming
      and instrument donations and also paid tribute to Palm Beach
      Symphony’s late president Dale Archer McNulty.
         Themed A Musical Journey, the gala began with a cocktail
      reception in the famed Mediterranean Room. With music from
      The King’s Academy Jazz Quintet as background, guests stopped
      for a photo moment at the floral wall framed by stunning jewelry,
      courtesy of sponsor Lugano Diamonds.
         The magical musical journey continued as guests moved into
      the ballroom to the lively tunes of the Danny Beck Band where   James and Judy Woods  Tom and Carol Bruce  Katherine and Steven Pinard Sandra and Paul Goldner
      they enjoyed dancing and where the tables were elaborately
      adorned with sophisticated place settings, beautiful jewel-toned
      florals and multitiered candles.
         There were additional special moments throughout the
      evening. Gala Cochairs James R. Borynack and Adolfo Zaralegui
      paid homage to their friend and Palm Beach Symphony’s late
      president Dale Archer McNulty, who was honored during the
      gala. In a touching tribute to the passionate supporter and donor
      of the symphony, a video highlighted the extraordinary impact
      McNulty had on the musicians, students and community.
         “Tonight is special because we celebrate the symphony’s
      musical journey as we pay tribute to one of the men responsible
      for its success, and that man is Dale McNulty,” said Zaralegui.
         Added Borynack, “Dale was passionate about good music
      and committed to our community. He attended every concert he   Kenneth and Karen Rogers  Kitty and Dudley Omura  Sheryne and Richard Brekus Will and Mary Demory
      could and was a welcoming presence at social events such as this
      one. From his vantage point, he understood that the funds we   Dion Sellitti from Santaluces
      raised here put instruments in the hands of deserving students and   High School, entertained the
      add music to their lives and help make tickets to live orchestral   audience with Bach’s Cello
      performances affordable for others.”               Suite No. 1 Gigue on a baritone
         Guests enjoyed an elegant dinner while the Lisa Bruna   saxophone. Both students will
      B-Major Award winner was announced for the award that gives   take part in a free outdoor
      an advanced level instrument to one to three high school seniors   concert at Myer Amphitheater
      that they can use for college auditions and to launch a lifetime   on May 21 with Palm Beach
      in music. Recognized as the runner-up was Ellen Dahlstrom,   Symphony musicians and
      a student at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts. The winner,   students from the Dreyfoos
                                                         School of the Arts.
                                                            “Every musician starts
                                                         somewhere, and with the help  David McClymont and Mike   Bill McBride and Florence  Terrance Mason and Anthony
                                                         of our donors and supporters,  Pumo               Seiler                  DiResta
                                                         Palm Beach Symphony helps
                                                         nurture and develop young musicians, like Dion and Ellen,      Also recognized during the evening were the orchestra
                                                         from first grade through young adulthood,” said Palm Beach   musician sponsors whose support takes the symphony into
                                                         Symphony CEO David McClymont.                     the schools through lecture demonstrations, master classes
                                                            One of the golden moments of the gala was the very spirited   and in-school concerts. They are Deutsche Bank, Peter and
                                                         live auction. Donors to this year’s live auction were incredibly   Felicia Gottsegen, Patricia Lambrecht, Linda Olsson, Lois
                                                         generous when many doubled their donation as bidding wars   Pope and Wells Fargo.
                                                         erupted for so many of the items. Among the highly coveted      The gala was different this year in that the symphony
                                                         auction items were a wine wall tiered for 48 wine bottles donated   paid tribute to McNulty. Many of those in attendance were
                                                         by Sophia and Manny Burnichon/Private Cask Imports; flight   there to honor his memory. McClymont recognized gifts by
      Ellen Dahlstrom, Juan Nicolas Guerro, Benjamin Carson,   hours donated by Symphony Friends and NetJets; a three-  James R. Borynack and Adolfo Zaralegui/Findlay Galleries,
      and Todd Dahlstrom                                 night four-day yacht charter donated by IYC; a Car of the   The McNulty Charitable Foundation, Lois Pope, Juan and
                                                         Year experience and $5,000 Lugano Diamonds gift certificate   Shanon Pretel, Carol S. and Joseph Andrew Hays, Nancy
                                                         donated by Lugano Diamonds; a Charles Neal (b. 1951) painting,   and Ellis J. Parker, III and John and Virginia Gildea.
                                                         Breakfast at the Helmsley, New York oil on canvas donated by      Among the guests in attendance were Max and Christine
                                                         Borynack and Zaralegui/Findlay Galleries; a stay at the Casa de   Ansbacher, C. Gordon Beck III and Bettina Bennett, Arthur
                                                         Campo Resort & Villas donated by Casa de Campo; and tickets   and Mara Benjamin, Jeffrey Blitz and Frances Trani-Zallie,
                                                         to the Golden Baton Society at The Beach Club Palm Beach on   Jeffrey and Tina Bolton, Richard and Sheryne Brekus, Thomas
                                                         April 28 donated by Patrick and Milly Park.       and Carol Bruce, Manny and Sophia Burnichon, Alfonso
                                                            As symphony supporters, attendees were among the first   Caminas-Muiña, Armando Caminas-Muiña, Benjamin and
                                                         to get an insider’s preview of the spectacular upcoming season   Lacena Carson, Nannette Cassidy, Jayne and Chris Chase,
                                                         from Music Director Gerard Schwarz before that information   James and Lisa Cohen, Stephania Conrad, Michel Cox Witmer,
                                                         will be made public.                              Thomas D’Agostino and Danielle Rollins, Todd and Julie
                                                            McClymont also made a very special presentation inducting   Dahlstrom, Tracie and Elliot Danielle, Paul DeJong, Mary
                                                         The McNulty Charitable Foundation into the Golden Baton   and Willard Demory, Craig Dickman, Anthony DiResta and
                                                         Society. “The Golden Baton Society is a unique way of   Terrance Mason, Kristoffer Doura, Ivan Dvorak and Josee
      Chris Sellitti, Dion Sellitti, and Greta Sellitti  recognizing a special group of benefactors at the $250,000 and   Nadeau, Michael and Michelle Enriquez, Nathan Frank and
                                                         above level who keep Palm Beach Symphony in their circle of   Krystian von Speidel, Paul and Sandra Goldner, Arlette Gordon,
                                                         giving year after year,” he said. “It is my pleasure to present   Michael Gottsegen, Peter and Felicia Gottsegen, Douglas and
                                                         this to Marietta Muiña McNulty who is accepting the award on   Jo Gressette, Edith Hall Friedheim, Charles Hanna, Caroline
                                                         behalf of the foundation.”                        Harless, Peter Heydon, Charles and Ann Johnson, Helene
        Captain’s was established in 1980 servicing         Honorary chairs of the gala were Maestro Grand Benefactors   Karp, Elaine Kay, Taniel and Arsine Koushakjian, Matthew and
        Palm Beach County and is a privately             Howard and Michele Kessler. Additional Maestro Grand   Shayna Kutcher, Gary and Linda Lachman, Patricia Lambrecht
        owned and managed company.                       Benefactors that were recognized included Addison Hines   and Dan Hassett, Frederick and Beth Lane, Stephanie Lefes,
        Captain’s is committed to providing              Charitable Trust, IYC, Lugano Diamonds, Dawn Galvin   Syndie Levien and David Hess, Lynn and Robert Mackle,
        dependable, reliable and professional
        ground transportation to and from all            Meiners, NetJets, and Patrick and Milly Park. The evening’s   Marilyn Macron, Stefanos and Nathasha Makrymichalos, Doug
        South Florida Airports and Seaports.  PBCVH212   Principal Sponsors were CIBC Private Wealth, Hospital   Marty, Mary Bryant McCourt, Joseph and Max McNamara,
           To reserve your vehicle:                      for Special Surgery Florida, Hospital for Special Surgery   Heather McNulty Wyser-Pratte, Shari and Michael Meltzer,
       561-798-2180 or 800-634-7890  Ambassador Services, Charles and Ann Johnson and The
                                                         McNulty Charitable Foundation.                    Symphony News on page 7
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