Pasadena Symphony’s Moonlight Sonata Gala

The Pasadena Symphony Association recently hosted the annual Moonlight Sonata Gala at Pasadena City Hall. A cocktail reception in the City Hall courtyard was followed by dinner in Centennial Square. The evening’s program included a silent and live auction, entertainment, music and dancing. In a special ceremony, Clara Maarse was recognized as philanthropist luminary for her charitable history and City of Hope was honored as the community luminary for its commitment to the research and treatment of life-threatening diseases as well as its charitable contributions to the arts. Reggie Wilson is the Pasadena Symphony Association’s board chair; Lora Unger is the CEO.
Stephen and Chantal Bennett
Sandra Belloso, Sam Belloso and Emily Wasson
Veronica and Greg Garabedian
Chelby Crawford and Gregg Smith
Donna Pierson and Paul Rusnak, Loren Escandon and Charlie Mustachia, and Lora Unger
Austin Fitzgerald (front row, from left), Jacob Maarse, Karen Fitzgerald, Clara Maarse, and Nicole and Alexa Delahooke. Back: Warren Knapp, Kevin and Claire Fitzgerald, Hank, Ana and Gabriella Maarse, Kendra Delahooke, Glen Maarse and Oliver Delahooke.
Tom and Marianne Nolan, Steve and Annalylia Madison, and Tom Girardi
Annette Ermshar (front row, from left), Alyce Williamson and Joni Smith. Back: Brian and Virginia Brooks, Dan Monahan, and Stephen and Chantal Bennett
Allen Shay and Kirsten Hansen, Michelle and Bart Doll, and Beth and Rob Hansen
Mike and Tricia Fink, Tessa and Kenton Nelson, and Chelby Crawford and Gregg Smith
Nick and Marina Avedissian
Board chairman Reggie Wilson, Pasadena Symphony CEO Lora Unger, gala chair Candice Rosen and City of Hope honoree Dr. Steve Rosen
Ann Voyer and Craig Colbath
Burapa Chanpong, Alisa Chanpong-Amateau, Cynthia Bennett and Ed de Beixedon
Brian Beatt, Maya Solberg, Donna Pierson and Paul Rusnak
Chip Fairchild and Lora Unger
Jeehyun Lee and Mark Kim
Freddi and Ken Hill
Joni Smith, Alyce Williamson and Barbara Steinwedell
Mayor Terry and Maria Tornek with Yen Qu and Scott Gutentag
Kenton and Tessa Nelson with Chelby Crawford and Gregg Smith
Phil Swan and Karen Brandt
Rick and Megan Focker with Bernie and Kevin Gore
Raphael Henderson, Alice Juarez, Erica Tejeda and Maria Ramos