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March 13, 2013 - The Colorado Symphony Happy Hour

What: Cocktails, appetizers and music from The Colorado Symphony designed to say 'Thank You' to everyone present. Evan Lasky used the opportunity to announce a stellar 2013-2014 upcoming season.

Where: Brown Palace Hotel

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Master of Ceremonies: Evan Lasky

Catering: Brown Palace Hotel

Sponsors: Northern Trust

Quote of the evening: "There's lots of music to happen in 2013. Year after year we put on a world class product. We're happy to tell you our ticket sales are up 32% over last year." Evan Lasky, COO

Attendance: 110

Attire: Business casual

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: Jan McNutt

 Ernie & Jean McSpadden, left, with Evan Lasky
Ernie & Jean McSpadden, left, with Evan Lasky

When The Colorado Symphony calls a gathering at The Brown Palace Hotel, people come. 

In the middle of a soon-to-be-Spring week, supporters, committee members, ticket holders, volunteers, staff and musicians gathered in The Ellyington room for a perfectly civilized and well-orchestrated evening. The occasion was called to announce the 2013-2014 season fundraisers. Next week will kick off  the raffle for The Great Symphony Sweepstakes. May 4th will rock when The Colorado Symphony puts on its annual Colorado Symphony Ball at the Fillmore Auditorium. Coming in September, the 5K run at Sloane's Lake. Registration begins in May. Stay tuned for lots of music and good times from Symphony 2013-14.

The guests were not only friends with each other but friends of one of Denver's most prized possessions - The Colorado Symphony. The appetizers were exquisite and the martinis were elegant, served in fine historic Brown Palace glassware. 

With a spectacular line-up for 2013-2014, the excitement of being part of this organization was evident. The Symphony, as part of its Spotlight Series 2013-2014, will welcome Itzhak Perlman, Chris Botti, and Joshua Bell. The Masterworks Series will welcome Branford Marsalis on opening night, September 20th. The Pops Series will include some of the best of Broadways's music and performers including Dianne Reeves, Louise Pitre and Steve Lippia. 

For everyone who attended this preview evening, they were treated to a beautiful mini concert by five of the principal musicians in the orchestra. It was a sublime setting with classical music, fine food and wonderful people who enjoy the finer things Denver  has to offer, such as a world-class Symphony. For more information, log on to



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