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February 26, 2013 - CSO Hosts an Evening at Tiffany's

What: Preview party for Colorado Symphony Orchestra Ball

Where: Tiffany's, Cherry Creek

When: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Host(s): Neda Ghaemi, Director, Tiffany & Co., along with gala event chairs

Gala Chairperson(s): Chairs for 2013 Symphony Ball: Bob and Lindsay Deibel, Ed and Jenni Haselden, Rich Kylberg and Jilliann Parker,

Honorary Chairperson(s): Governor John Hickenlooper, Mayor Michael B. Hancock and First Lady Mary Louise Lee

Committee Members: Corporate chairs for CSO 2013 Ball: Rick Bailey, Norm Brownstein, Mark Carleton, Rebecca DeCook, Walt DeHaven, Bob Deibel, Bruce DiBiase, BJ Dyer, Susan Fakharzadeh, Steve Farber, Mike Fries, Neda Ghaemi, Ed Haselden, Jerome Kern, Rich Kylberg, Peter Landgraff, Pocky Marranzino, Patrick Clay McKinstry, Chris Ott, Dick Robinson, Julie Rubsam

Staff: Jerry Kern, CEO; Evan Lasky, Executive Vice President and COO; Sandy Lasky, Senior Communications Officer; Scott O'Neil, Resident Conductor

Libations: Wine, Prosecco and Manhattens

Catering: Catering by Design

Music: Musicians of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra

Attendance: 120

Attire: Business

Hors D'Oeuvres:: Steamed shrimp and leek dumplings, roasted chicken in endive, Asian short ribs En Croute, grilled baby artichokes, Portabello thyme, lamb on flatbread, peanut butter pretzel truffles, miniature fruit tarts

Board of Directors: CSO Trustees: Jerome and Mary Rossick Kern, co-chairs; Dr. Christopher Ott, treasurer; Susan Bowles, secretary; Dr. Paula Bernstein; Young Cho; Chad Cognata; Jim Copenhaver; Rebecca DeCook; Walt DeHaven; BJ Dyer; Sandy Elliott; Jack Finlaw; Neda Ghaemi; Donna Good; Dr. Michael Gundzik; Margaret Hoeppner; Yumi Hwang-Williams; Karen Kinzie; Rich Kylberg; Peter Landgraff; Patrick McKinstry; Mike Pappas; Dr. W. Gerald Rainer; Julie Rubsam; Brook Schoenwald; Bill Schumacher; Rachel Segal; Michael Thornton; Basil Vendryes; Ex Officio: Terry Biddinger; Pamela Campos; Andrew Litton; Linda Rickard; Ginger White; Emeritus: William Coors; John Low; Lee Yeingst; Gov. John Hickenlooper; Mayor Michael Hancock

Blacktie Photos by: Pamela Cress

 CSO Symphony Ball Co-Chairs Ed and Jenni Haselden, left, and Lindsay and Bob Deibel
CSO Symphony Ball Co-Chairs Ed and Jenni Haselden, left, and Lindsay and Bob Deibel

What a difference a year makes, and the Colorado Symphony seems to be alive and thriving! Supporters braved the cold and snow to attend the kick off reception for the 2013 Colorado Symphony Ball on Tuesday night, and by all projections, both the event and the organization are well on their way to one of the most successful years in recent history.

Symphony CEO Jerome Kern and his wife Mary Rossick Kern, who shares board chair duties with him, were on hand at the gathering at Tiffany's Cherry Creek to tout the persistance and talent of the CSO and thank supporters. Event co-chairs Bob and Lindsay Deibel, Ed and Jenni Haselden and Jilliann Parker were also present to chat with guests (Co-Chair Rich Kylberg was out of state). Mr. Deibel and Mr. Haselden are members of the increasingly popular philanthropic rock band "The Moderators," who will perform at the ball ("The price was right," joked Mr. Kern). (See

Mr. Kern also noted that the Margaret Phipps Award, traditionally given to members of the community who are extraordinary supporters of the CSO and the arts in general, will this year go to the members of the Symphony themselves, and who could be more deserving.

The 2013 CSO Ball, titled “From Bach… to Rock!” will take over the classic rock place, The Fillmore Auditorium, on Saturday, May 4. The Colorado Symphony Orchestra will be joined by The Moderators in a joint performance of rock and roll.

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