The 20th Anniversary Colorado Symphony Ball 2013 was a landmark event for Denver’s cultural and philanthropic communities. The event, titled “From Bach… to Rock!” took over classic rock palace The Fillmore Auditorium on Saturday, May 4, for a spectacular event epitomized by elegance and energy. More than 800 Symphony supporters gathered for the celebration, which raised a record $850,000 for the orchestra.
Mayor Michael B. Hancock presented the esteemed Margaret Phipps Award to the Colorado Symphony musicians in one of the evening’s most poignant moments. Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams, Cellist Margaret Hoeppner and Percussionist Terry Smith accepted the Phipps award on behalf of the orchestra, remarking on the extraordinary history of the Symphony and their dedication to continued excellence.
The highlight of the evening was the unforgettable joint performance by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and The Moderators, which kept attendees dancing long into the evening. Afterwards, guests danced late into the night to the electrifying sounds of Argentinean band Extasis. Ed Greene of CBS4 emceed the night’s program. The gala’s “black tie with rock flair” dress code proved an exciting opportunity for guests to dress to nines, and attendees rocked everything from tie-dye tuxedos to evening gowns with leather jackets.
Symphony Ball Co-Chairs
Bob and Lindsay Deibel
Ed and Jenni Haselden
Rich Kylberg and Jilliann Parker
Rick Bailey, Burg Simpson
Norm Brownstein, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Mark Carleton, Liberty Media Co.
Rebecca DeCook, Moye White
Walt DeHaven, CBS4
Bob Deibel, OfficeScapes
Bruce DiBiase, JP Morgan Private Bank
BJ Dyer, Bouquets
Susan Fakharzadeh, Western Energy Alliance
Steve Farber, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Mike Fries, Liberty Global Inc.
Neda Ghaemi, Tiffany & Co.
Ed Haselden, Haselden Construction
Jerome H. Kern, Kern Consulting LLC
Rich Kylberg, Arrow Electronics, Inc.
Peter Landgraff, JP Morgan Private Bank
Pocky Marranzino, Karsh Hagan & CO.
Patrick Clay McKinstry, Denver City Attorney’s Office
Chris Ott, APEX Emergency Group
Dick Robinson, Robinson Dairy
Julie Rubsam, Community Leader
SYMPHONY BALL 2013 SPONSORS
Arrow Electronics, Inc.
John and Leslie Malone
Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome H. Kern
Liberty Media Corporation
LionTree Advisors LLC
Anna and John J. Sie
Baker Botts, L.L.P
Linda Shoemaker and Steve Brett
Cadre General Contractors
Keith and Kathie Finger
Ed and Jenni Haselden
JPMorgan Private Bank
Ogilvy & Mather
Chris Ott and Jeremy Simons
Sherman & Howard
Dr. Laura and Mr. Erik Strom
U.S. Bank and The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank
Always By Cellular
Applejack Wine and Spirits
Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs
Colorado Symphony Musicians and Staff
Grand Hyatt Denver
The Publishing House
Tiffany & Co.
United Veterans Committee of Colorado
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1