Parties of Note: Broadway in the Biltmore

Symphony fundraiser showcases Broadway and movie classics

More than 60 guests arrived to the Taliverde home of Mac and Russ Perlich within the Biltmore Estates on Feb. 22 for The Phoenix Symphony’s first Party of Note in 2018. The home is located just below the Wrigley Mansion and nestled among mature tree-lined streets. The recent remodel combines a contemporary design with energy efficiency, sustainable materials and natural lighting throughout.

Guests mingled as they enjoyed a beautiful sunset and cocktails around outdoor fires, followed by a  family-style dinner prepared by Alexi’s Grill. Attendees were treated to a mix of Broadway and movie classics performed by Phoenix Symphony musicians Dian D’Avanzo, violin; Karen Sinclair, violin; Mathieu Paige-Bouchard, viola; and Mike D’Avanzo, cello.

In its seventh season, Parties of Note is a one-of-a-kind program offering a unique opportunity to spend an evening in an intimate setting with symphony musicians and friends while enjoying a gourmet meal in some of the Valley’s finest homes.



Warehouse Wonder
March 8, 6 p.m.
Host: Phoenix Symphony Young Professionals and Tuft and Needle

• A Frank Lloyd Wright Experience
March 21, 6 p.m.
Host: David Dodge

Architectural Artistry
March 28, 6 p.m.
Host: Marci and J. Fife Symington IV

Overlooking the 11th Green
April 19, 6 p.m.
Host: Ann and Peter Winstanley

Central City Oasis
April 25, 6 p.m.
Hosts: Ginger and Don Brandt and Sharon and Dr. Oliver Harper

Casa del Francisco
May 3, 6 p.m.
Host: Drs. Linda and Dan Francisco

Home on the Range
June 3, 4 p.m.
Host: Senator Steve and Joan Pierce

Tito Muñoz, Jim Ward, president and CEO The Phoenix Symphony, and Michael Zistatsis, Alexi’s Grill

Wan and Andrew Kim

Nancy Mitchell, Scott Wells, Kimball Allen and J. David Smith

Claire Cunningham and Judy Cunningham

Dr. Steven Tepper and Dana Tepper with Jim Ward, president and CEO The Phoenix Symphony

Stanley and Pat Brilliant

Kim and Matt Miller

Visiting clarinetist Vasko Dukovski with Tito Muñoz, Virginia G. Piper Music Director, The Phoenix Symphony

Pam and Tom Keeler

Tammy Rocker, Phoenix Symphony vice president of development, and Ron Fredman, Phoenix Symphony chief development officer

Enid Seiden with Mac Perlich

Rick Strusiner with Jane and George Drazek

Cathy Gobins and Deborah Gobins

Diane Mark and Carole Downs

Mary and James Byrne

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