Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra

February 9, 2012 by  

In Full Swing at 50 will take place at Loews Annapolis Hotel on March 10 starting at 6:30 pm. Tickets to the event are $225 which includes a cocktail reception, dinner and free valet parking; attire is black tie. Proceeds will go towards the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and their youth educational outreach programs.

The co-chairs of this year’s benefit are Cathy and John Belcher and Marnie and John Kagan. The event will include a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, a 3-course dinner with wine, silent and live auctions, an open bar, musical performances by Symphony Orchestra members and the Swing Machine Dance Band. In addition, there will be a Golden Ticket raffle; each ticket is $200 and only 100 will be sold. Prizes for the raffle include trips to Napa Valley, Hawaii or Bermuda. Symphony and classical music from all over the area, including Crofton, will want to support this worthy organization and to party with other fans. Printing companies have no doubt been very busy printing the tickets for this exciting event.

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra outreach programs are aimed at grade school students; to inspire them to take up a musical instrument, to introduce them to classical music, to teach them what a symphony orchestra is and to allow them to experience a live symphony orchestra performance. Many schools are eliminating music and art programs and often children are not exposed to anything not in popular culture. It has been shown that when babies listen to classical music their brains develop differently and that they are more advanced. All children should have that opportunity.