6th Annual Savor the Symphony Sells Out

The Tenors entertain guests at women’s luncheon

Savor the Symphony drew 300 women from across the Valley to Symphony Hall on Jan. 19 to support The Phoenix Symphony’s Education and Wellness programs. The sixth annual event offered a sneak peek of the Canadian vocal group The Tenors as they rehearsed for the weekend’s performances with the symphony. Guests enjoyed pomegranate Champagne cocktails while the group performed a blend of classical music and contemporary pop.

During the social hour, attendees had the opportunity to purchase mystery boxes and raffle tickets. A luncheon prepared by Chef Gio Osso of Virtu and Nico followed. The live auction featured a private dinner for 10 with Chef Osso, a two-day high performance driving course at Bondurant Racing School and a two-night stay for 10 at Mountain Shadows Resort.

Sue Glawe, vice president of community relations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, served as the honorary chair of the event. Deborah Bateman, vice chairman of the National Bank of Arizona Board of Directors, and Molly Stockley, hospital growth and vice president, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, co-chaired the luncheon.

The Phoenix Symphony is celebrating its 70th anniversary season.


The Tenors rehearse

Standing: Suzanne Hensing, Linda Francisco, Alison Lewis, Fran Reeher and Michael Mozzocco. Seated: Susan Volk, Gayle Ray and Molly DeFilippis

Standing: Ashley Ford, Ally Wolever, Keely Moran, Deborah Bateman, Molly Stockley, Katherine Halpern and Nicole Reddin
Seated: Jill Krigsten Riley, Linda Herold and Char Hubble

Standing: Jill Clements, Karena Neis, Janae Lethcho Ben-Shabat, Annabell Whiting and Jody Sarchett. Seated: Lisa LaVoie, Rena Cruse and Julianne Wheeler

Standing: Ruth Jaffe, Sharon Re, Nancy Schamadan, Joanie Burchmore, Chris Guardino and Gail Hinchman. Seated: Carolyn Eynon, Kathy    El-Messidi, Marilyn Hayden and Diana Wilkinson

Standing: Mary Newstead, Lois Savage, Nancy Tengler, Jane Jozoff, Sharon McCord and Gwen Hillis. Seated: Rona Kasen; Matthew Kasper, Phoenix Symphony assistant conductor; and Marnie Dietrich

Standing: Mary Contreras, Patricia Garrity, EJ Hetz, Cheri Brady and Vanessa Rose Williams. Seated: Carole Poore, Dyan Haugen and Nancy Rhodes

Standing: Stacey Kranz, Robin Martini, Dr. Robyn Ross, Martha Abbott, Allison VanDyke and Tracy Bein-Kirk. Seated: Carmela George, Staci Seyer, Dawn Brown and Candace Rosauro

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