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January 23, 2018

Savor the Symphony is a Sellout Success for the Sixth Straight Year

Canadian hit vocal group The Tenors joins Featured Chef Gio Osso of Virtu and Nico

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Symphony’s signature Savor the Symphony Women’s Luncheon brought food and music together for a good cause on January 19, 2018 at Symphony Hall. During the widely anticipated event, 300 women from across the Valley enjoyed an exclusive sneak peek performance by Canadian trio The Tenors followed by a delicious lunch prepared by Chef Gio Osso, of Virtu and Nico.

Thanks to the generosity of corporate and individual sponsors, the 2018 Savor the Symphony was the most successful event to date. The funds raised support The Phoenix Symphony’s Education and Wellness programs, touching the lives of 125,000 individuals each year.

Savor the Symphony guests enjoyed Pomegranate Champagne cocktails and behind the scenes access to the rehearsal of The Tenors and The Phoenix Symphony orchestra while they performed their signature blend of classical and contemporary pop. Guests were also delighted as they purchased Mystery Boxes, raffle tickets and took part in a Live Auction featuring a private dinner for ten with Chef Osso, a two-day high performance-driving course at Bonduant Racing School and a two-night stay for ten at the elegantly remodeled Mountain Shadows Resort.

Sue Glawe, VP of Community Relations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, served as Honorary Chair, alongside Co-Chairs Deborah Bateman, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for National Bank of Arizona, and Molly Stockley, Hospital Growth/Vice President, Cancer Treatment Centers of America®.

The event Co-Chairs graciously provided their time and talent to lead the event, because both recognized the value that a thriving Symphony and educational programs have on the community.

2018 Committee:

Victoria Ali, Trisha Anthony, Britt Boyse, Mary Contreras, Bridget Cooney, Amy Corben, Brigitte Dayton, Carole Downs, Wendy Fuller, Patricia Garrity, Stephani Honaker, Lisa James, Trish Matus, Tammy McLeod, Paige Modlin, Mary Nassrat, Carol Poore, Sharon Re, Sandra Simcox, Jennifer Stegman, Vanessa Valero Williams, DeeDee Vecchione and Diana Wilkinson.    

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About The Phoenix Symphony

Celebrating its 70th Anniversary Season, The Phoenix Symphony has been proudly serving the citizens of the Phoenix metropolitan area and Arizona since 1947. The Phoenix Symphony presents an annual season from September through the beginning of June, featuring full-length classical and pops concerts at Symphony Hall in downtown Phoenix, as well as concerts in Mesa, Prescott and throughout central Arizona. The Symphony performs for more than 125,000 students and children, helping to introduce music to new generations through a variety of education and youth-engagement programs. For more information, visit