Published On: Thu, Dec 6th, 2012

Boca Symphonia’s Allegro Society’s Musical Luncheon Gets Rave Reviews

Boca Raton—The Boca Raton Symphonia’s support group, the Allegro Society, hosted its 3rdAnnual Musical Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 9 at the Delray Beach Club. More than 100 people attended and the event received rave reviews.

“The afternoon was perfect.  Between the beauty of the setting on the ocean, the moving music and great food, everyone had a wonderful time!” said Co-Chair Sung Knowles.

The day included a performance by Jeff Kaye on trumpet, Dr. Heather Coltman on piano and Mei Mei Luo on violin.  Luo played a violin solo, Meditation from Massent’s Opera Tais, as well as the concert showstopper Czardas by Monti.

Coltman took center stage with a solo rendition of Chopin’s Valse Opus 64, #2.  Jeff Kaye opened the concert with Boyce’s majestic Voluntary for Two Trumpet and the ensemble closed with Gershwin’s It Ain’t Necessarily So.

Funds raised will benefit the Symphonia and its educational outreach initiatives.  Additionally, a $1,500 music scholarship award for orchestral instruments or piano was presented to Liana Branscome who performed for luncheon guests. This year’s Music Scholarship sponsor was Marie Iandoli.

Committee members include Co-Chair Vivian Greene, Luz Aristizabal, Maxine Berghoff, Jane Braus, Susan Courey, Sonya Cremin, Marlene Darnell, Ingrid Davis, Silvani Fogel, Joan Gallo, June Gelb, Eleanor Goldstein, Mira Halpert, Fran Kaye, Co-Chair Sung Knowles, Molly Foreman Kozel, Virginia Levy, Geri Nilsen, Suzan Peltzie, Annabel Russell, Mimi Sadler, Marlene Samuels, Ilene Shaw, Jan Silverman, Deborah Sokol, Edith Stein, Miriam Sulfaro, Polly Wasserman and Ed Wasserman.

The Allegro Society, founded in November 2009, is a support arm of the Boca Raton Symphonia.  It has 50-plus members who actively work with the Symphonia at concerts welcoming attendees, encouraging subscribers and underscoring educational outreach initiatives for young people who wish to pursue a career in orchestral music.

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