‘Simply Unforgettable’ Symphony Ball – Smashing!

Symphony Ball 2010The Minnesota Orchestra out does itself year after year with a multitude of fabulous events.  This year’s Simply Unforgettable Symphony Ball was no exception.  For the 53rd year of its existence, The Symphony Ball managed to fill the Minneapolis Depot with over 600 of Twin Cities finest.   Attired in black tie and gorgeous floor length silk gowns, a legendary Minneapolis depot was packed to the gills with folks sipping and noshing on fabulous cocktails and finger foods.   The walls of the depot aligned with floor to ceiling silk banners showing the silent auction pieces below, where items were feverishly bid on attendees.  Fabulous auction lots from African Safari trips to 6 L bottles of wine, the number of auction items took over a half an hour just to quickly peruse.  And if you were actually interested in an item (like we were), the number of folks waiting to outbid you were lined up so deep that it was almost a chore to get back to re-bid on your interest.

If one was impressed with the opening reception, they were certainly floored upon entering the dining room.  A room set and designed to follow a three course dinner with live musical performances, the crowd buzzed with excitement.  Here, the event became an even bigger success after dinner with a fabulous display of community support flooding the live auction floor.  While I was quickly outbid of my favorite auction lot ~ Last Chance! (4 tickets to one of Oprah’s last tapings, first class tickets there and a stay at the Sheraton, Chicago), I was certainly not disappointed, finding that I could have never hung with the $10,000 price tag that it ended up achieving.

If you haven’t had a chance to go Minnesota Orchestra’s Symphony Ball, make a ‘must do’ in The Twin Cities if you’re a local.  Spend the time one year, donate to one of our city’s most fabulous organizations and keep the music alive with your community support.  A truly memorable experience and sincerely, a lovely lovely evening.  Thanks to all who put this year’s event together, (Ms. Georgia Thompson)!  A delightful evening was had by all.

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