|Kathryn Kluge, ASO Music Director Kim Allen Kluge, ASO Board |
Member Grady Frank, and Anne Rector.
ALEXANDRIA, VA. - The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra's end of season fundraiser, the Annual Garden Party, grossed $56,000 on June 17 -- an all-time high.
Bob and Lindalee Fitton generously opened their magnificent residence, Fitton’s Landing on East Boulevard Drive in Alexandria, to the Symphony.
|ASO Board Member Betty Quirk and ASO |
volunteer and former Executive Director
The event was chaired by Grady C. Frank, Jr., and he was joined by committee members Gincy Carosi, Julie Dyson, and Donnan C. Wintermute in planning the event.
Several business partners contributed immensely to the success of the event, including caterers Brabo Restaurant and Bittersweet Café, Unwined, and Lindsay Cadillac.
The Garden Party is the ASO’s major special event fundraiser and is an annual spring event, with a previous high of $52,000.
Previous venues for the event have included the Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee on Oronoco Street, Clarens Estate on North Quaker Lane, and the Lord Fairfax House on Cameron Street.
The Symphony is one of Northern Virginia’s most vibrant performing arts groups and will be expanding to include a jazz orchestra series next season during 2010-2011.
For more information, contact Merrie Leininger at 703-548-0885, or via email at email@example.com. Full details of the ASO’s next season available at www.alexsym.org.
|ASO Board President Mike Fogarty, Charlie |
Whitley, Maura Lindsay watch the live auction.
|ASO Musicians Regino Madrid, Chaerim |
Smith, and Sean Neidlinger entertain
|Forrest Williams and ASO Board Member |
Donnan C. Wintermute.
|Molly Singerling, ASO Board Member Gincy |
Carosi, and Ernestina Muchery.