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MADISON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LEAGUE'S PARTIES OF NOTE
YOUR PASSPORT TO FUN
Welcome to MSOL’s 2013-2014 Parties of Note, the eighth in our annual series of themed parties to benefit the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Once again we have menus and venues to appeal to a wide variety of interests and tastes. This year’s party lineup features fabulous hosts, famous houses, outdoor venues, and musical entertainment.
SUPPORTING THE SYMPHONY
The MSOL and the MSO are most grateful to our Party Hosts/Sponsors for their generous support and participation in this project. All proceeds will be used for the MSO's Education and Community Engagement Programs.
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY!
Please plan your itinerary and make your reservations early, as space is limited. RSVP to Kathy Belaire at firstname.lastname@example.org
AFTERNOON MUSICALE AT
FARLEY’S HOUSE OF PIANOS
Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:30 PM at Farley's House of Pianos
CORRECTION! The twin of the Villa Louis piano is the only piano that will be played at this event. We apologize for any confusion the Score article may have caused.
Tim and Renee Farley and Farley's House of Pianos invite you to be their guests for an afternoon of beautiful music and a reception. We will begin with a Power Point presentation by Tim Farley telling the story of the Villa Louis' Steinway Centennial grand piano. This instrument is a treasure belonging to the Wisconsin State Historical Society. Farley's was commissioned to restore it last year - paid for by donations. See the story of this grand piano being brought back to life. Then hear its twin, Farley's own Steinway Centennial grand in performance: Brahms Trio in A minor, Opus 114 for violin, cello and piano, and Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Opus 49 for piano, violin and cello.
Menu: Breads, spreads, a sweet treat, wines and punch. Host: Renee & Tim Farley. Location: Farley's House of Pianos, 6522 Seybold Road, Madison, WI 53719. Dress: Smart Casual. $60 per person ($30 tax deductible). Limited to 60 guests.
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH JOHN WILEY SOLD OUT!
Sat Jan 18, 2014
4:30 - 7:00 PM at Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
Watch a 3-D Printer at work in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Former UW Madison Chancellor and current MSO President John Wiley will lead guests on a tour of the Institutes including secure areas of both the privately funded Morgridge Institute for Research and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. John will share his knowledge and insights regarding the origins of the institutes and how they will contribute to the advancement of science and the strength of our community. Following the tour, we will gather at Steenbock’s on Orchard for discussion and refreshments.
Menu: Hors d’oeuvres, Cash bar. Host: John Wiley, Lee Huffer, Lucinda Prue. Location: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 1300 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53719. Dress: Casual. $50 per person ($25 tax deductible). Limited to 20 guests.
TRUNK SHOW AT CHAUETTE
Thurs Feb 6, 2014
4 - 7:00 PM at Chauette
Enjoy an exclusive shopping experience of new Spring fashions including cruise wear, dresses, pants, and jackets to complete your wardrobe. Peruse merchandise in great company and a relaxed atmosphere in Middleton’s charming Hubbard Street boutique. Be the first to see new fashion trends by Joseph Ribkoff and several other designers brought in especially for MSOL Parties of Note guests. Host Sue Bakke will discount your purchases, so come prepared to Shop for a Cause!
Menu: Hors d’oeuvres, chocolates, champagne cocktails and drinks. Host: Sue Bakke. Location: Chauette, 7466 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton. Dress: Smart Casual. $35 per person ($20 tax deductible). Limited to 30 guests.
VALENTINE’S DAY TEA
Thurs Feb 13, 2014
2 - 4:00 PM at the Druhan residence
Come join us for a Valentine’s Day tea party on historic Sherman Avenue. Enjoy lovely music and views of a winter wonderland while you sip and dine. A surprise musical performance will add to this splendid afternoon event.
Menu: Tea and coffee, assorted tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jams, assorted
sweets. Host: Pamela Brick Druhan and Catherine Nan Steinhauer. Location: Druhan residence, 1252 Sherman Ave, Madison. Dress: Valentine Smart Casual (touches of red welcome in honor of the day). $40 per person ($20 tax deductible). Limited to 22 guests.
CALLING ALL BRIDGE ENTHUSIASTS
Tues Mar 19, 2014
11:30 AM - 4 PM at Blackhawk Country Club
Come join up for a fun-filled afternoon of fine food, cabaret and cards, as “The Nightingals” duo sings songs from the 40’s and 50’s.
Menu: Tea and coffee, assorted tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jams, assorted sweets. Host: Mary Ellen Thomas, Liz Jackson, Joan Johnston, Thea Brunsell, Diana Eager, Mary Kausch, Carol Werndli, Jane Storm. Location: Blackhawk Country Club, 3606 Blackhawk Drive, Madison, WI 53705. Dress: Smart Casual. $40 per person ($20 tax deductible). Limited to 40 guests.
EXPLORE THE BAYOUS OF CULINARY ADVENTURES
Sat Apr 12, 2014
6 - 9 PM at the Storm residence
Gather for an evening in Jane Storm's cozy kitchen for a class of Cajun cooking techniques with Certified Executive Chef Mary Ellen Thomas. Enjoy your favorite Cajun beverages and the flavors of New Orleans and Southwest Louisiana cuisine. Settle in for a sumptuous feast and a sampling of live American Jazz. Be prepared for a party in your mouth!
Menu: Cajun fare. Host: Jane & Harvey Storm and Mary Ellen & Jim Thomas. Location: Jane and F. Harvey Storm, 4193 Rose Ct., Middleton, WI 53562. Dress: Smart Casual. $125 per person ($60 tax deductible). Limited to 10 guests.
AN AFTERNOON OF MINIATURE GOLF
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Sun June 15, 2014 - Father’s Day
2 PM at Viking Village Campground
If the 18 holes at Bishop’s Bay are too daunting for you or you can’t bring your children along to Concert on the Green, miniature golf is the perfect alternative. Bring your Fathers, Grandfathers and the whole family for a fun-filled afternoon of golf for the Symphony. Prizes will be awarded!
Menu: hot dogs, brats, chips, drinks, treats, etc. Host: Larry and Julie Midtbo. Location: Viking Village Campground, 1648 County Road N, Stoughton, WI 53589. Dress: Casual. $15 per person ($10 tax deductible). Limited to 100 guests.
DO YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR SHORT GAME?
Wed June 18, 2014
10:30 AM at Nakoma Golf Club
Want to be ready for Concert on the Green in 2015? Start now! Sign up for a putting lesson from the PGA golf pro Brad Peck at Nakoma Golf Club on June 18, 2014, at 10:30 am. Bring your putter and join your hosts at the putting green. The lesson culminates with a friendly competition and prizes will be awarded to the lucky winners. A delightful lunch prepared by the Nakoma Country Club chef will then be served. Sign up soon!
Menu: Seasonal Club House Fare. Host: Janet Renschler and Jan Emmerich. Location: Nakoma Golf Club, 4145 Country Club Rd, Madison, WI 53711. Dress: Athletic Casual. $75 per person ($30 tax deductible). Limited to 8 guests.
AN EVENING PONTOON BOAT RIDE AND EXPLORATION OF LAKE MENDOTA SOLD OUT!
WITH PROF. JOHN MAGNUSON
Wed July 9, 2014
5 - 8 PM Board at Tenney Park Boat Landing
Join Professor Emeritus John Magnuson, UW-Madison, Dept. of Limnology (a co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007) on a comfortable Madison School Recreation Pontoon Boat Ride to explore the shores of Lake Mendota. Learn from this world-renowned expert about the history and significance of the world’s most studied lake. You will be served a bounteous picnic as we glide past campus, the Memorial Union, Porter Crew House, round iconic Picnic Point and Frautschi Point, and listen to stories of Lake Mendota's distant and recent past and its prospects for the future.
Menu: Seasonal Picnic Fare. Host: Kennedy Gilchrist and Heidi Wilde. Location: Board at Tenney Park Boat Landing. Dress: Casual. $60 per person ($30 tax deductible). Limited to 10 guests.
MIDSUMMER NIGHT REVELS
Wed Aug 6, 2014
6:30 PM at the Topitzes residence
Enjoy a beautiful summer evening in one of Madison’s most beautiful home gardens which was chosen for the 2012 Olbrich Garden tour. In early August it will be at the peak of its summer glory. Find the fairy in the garden hidden among the flowers and win a prize, all accompanied by lovely live music.
Menu: Hors d’oeuvres, wine, dessert, coffee. Host: Judy & Nick Topitzes and Clare & Mike McArdle. Location: Topitzes residence, 1750 Camelot Drive, Madison, WI 53705. Dress: Take your inspiration from Shakespeare’s play or Sweden’s Midsummer traditions. Feeling Puckish? Want to be the Queen or King of the fairies? Or Bottom? $60 per person ($25 tax deductible). Limited to 25 guests.
DON’T GO PARTY
Date and time of your choice
Don’t rent a tux! Don’t hire a babysitter! Stay home, relax, and let your imagination take over.
Menu: Any or all of your favorite foods. Beverage(s) of your choice. Host: Just you and yours. Location: Your choice again. Dress: Casual (pajamas and slippers okay) Tax-deductible contribution of your choice. No guest limitations.
LOVE THE SYMPHONY...JOIN THE LEAGUE
the more than 350 men and women of the Madison Symphony Orchestra League invite you to join them in supporting the Education and Community Engagement Programs of the MSO. New members are welcome to join at any time. For more information, call our voice line at 608.260.8680 x232.