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Houston Young Professionals Embrace the Art of Mexico in a Musical Night

Budding Power Players Make Their Mark

BY // 03.01.19
photography Wilson Parish

What: Houston Symphony Young Associates Council‘s “Art & Music Pairing”

Where: Art of the World Gallery

PC Moment: Youthful symphony supporters ambled through the gallery filled with ginormous bronze sculptures by Mexican artist Javier Marín and peppered gallery owners Mauricio Vallejo and Liliana Molina with questions on the dramatic works. Houston Symphony executive director and CEO John Mangum joined the party and shared the 411 that the Young Associates who attended the recent wine dinner and auction contributed $30,000 in winning bids, or 22 percent of the total $136,000 raised in the silent auction.

Nina Delano, Mario Gudmundsson, Kusum Petel, Ahmed Saleh and Dr. Ishwaria Subbiah chaired the evening that featured a flute duet by symphony musicians Aralee Dorough and Kathryn Ladner.

In a nod the symphony’s recent Music of Ella Fitzgerald concerts, the drink of the evening was a classic Old Fashioned, courtesy of Macallan Scotch and light bites were provided by the Cordon Cool Cooking School & Catering at The Next Step Academy.

PC Seen: YAC chairs Ann Ayre and Jennifer Gravenor; Brian McCulloch and Jeremy Garcia, Aerin and Quentin Smith, Rebecca and Andrew Gould, Lauren Paine and Doug Dawson, Darrin Davis, Liana and Andrew Schwaitzberg, Emily and Joe Morrel, Georgetta Teodorescu, Bob Simpson, Elaine and Jeff Hiller, Amanda Hassler and Mark Stadnyk.

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