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The Symphony Ball – 2023 Benefactors’ Party

The Symphony Ball Benefactors’ Party was held on September 6th at the gorgeous home of Jeanne and Joe Brandmeyer. Rachael Sabates orchestrated a beautiful soiree for guests to celebrate and anticipate The Symphony League’s Symphony Ball, “Seasons,” which was held on September 9th at the Kansas City Convention Center.

Ball Co-chairmen Gina Penner and Julie McCann posed with Benefactor Party Chairman Rachael Sabates.


Dr. Nelson and Rachael Sabates with Gina and Charlie Penner


Richard and Sue Ann Fagerberg with Angela and John Walker


Paul Donnelly and Kay Martin, Amy and Tom Volini, and Julie and Sven Sykes


Maestro Michael Stern, Kansas City Symphony; posed with Ball Honorary Chairman Shirley Bush Helzberg.


Mike, Emily, Julie, Claire, and Brendan McCann


Mike and Marlys Haverty enjoyed a moment in the Brandmeyer gardens!


Mandy and Scott Burditt, Trish and Mike Mayer, Julie and Mike McCann, Gina and Charlie Penner, and Rachael and Dr. Nelson Sabates


Wendy Burgess, Liz Rowe, Carissa Healy, and Danny Beckley, Kansas City Symphony

Featured in the October 14, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Rita Clark


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