The Alabama Symphony Orchestra and music director Justin Brown will present the Maestro’s Ball, hosted by Connie and Fred McCallum, Sept. 9 at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.
The ball is the ASO’s largest fundraising event. Its proceeds support the ASO’s artistic, educational and outreach programs.
The evening will begin with a champagne reception in the ASC lobby at 6 p.m. with chamber music by Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra members. A 7 p.m. concert in the Jemison Concert Hall will feature guest pianist Alfredo Arjona playing Falla’s “Nights in the Gardens of Spain” with Maestro Brown conducting.
At 8 p.m., patrons will have dinner on the ASC grounds catered by Idie and Chris Hastings of Hot and Hot Fish Club with decorations by Sybil Sylvester of Wildflower Designs.
The 2011 Maestro’s Ball Committee members are chairman Dalton Blankenship, Dell Brooke, Maggie Brooke, Ann Chambliss, Marilyn Dixon, Kelley Fitzpatrick, Brenda Hackney, Kathryn Harbert, Idie Hastings, Sheryl Kimerling, Lynn LaRussa, April McAnnally, Gale McManus, Lisa Miller, Penny Page, Ellen Smith, Tracy Sproule, Mary Laura Stagno, Sybil Sylvester, Lissa Tyson and Ellen Walker.
Corporate Committee members are chairman James McManus, Robert Aland, Dell Brooke, Dixon Brooke, Will Brooke, David Brown, Tony Davis, Jay Dickerson, Mike Donnelly, Mike Goodrich, Jim Gorrie, Miller Gorrie, Beau Grenier, Chris Harmon, Jim Hughey, Sandy Killion, Benny LaRussa, Sherrie LeMier, Coleman Loper, Matt Lusco, Gordon Martin, Claude Nielsen, Craft O’Neal, Alan Register, David Silverstein, Stan Starnes, Lee Styslinger III, Lee Thuston and Raymond Watts.
For more information about the Maestro’s Ball, call Ashley Blomeyer at 314-6917.