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Join us for conviviality, friendship and fun!
MADISON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LEAGUE'S PARTIES OF NOTE

YOUR PASSPORT TO FUN
Welcome to the MSOL's 2015 Parties of Note, the ninth in our 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 season includes the return of some crowd favorites as well as brand new places, faces, and entertainment. From rooftop soirees to crumpets and crepes, to bagpipes, bridge and beyond-you'll want to experience and enjoy our offerings!

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 review the exciting parties below, plan your itinerary and make your reservations early, as space is limited! There are two easy ways to make your reservations:
  • MAIL YOUR RESERVATION FORM
    Reservation forms are found in the back of your Parties of Note Passport. Please include a check payable to MSOL and mail both items to: Kate Pahl 4418 Oak Court Monona, WI 53716

2015 Parties

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TOUT EN BLANC
A MEMORABLE FRENCH DINNER PARTY
Sat., May 2, 2015
7-9:30 p.m. at 1206 Sherman Ave., Madison

In 1988, the first “Dinner en Blanc” took place in the Parc de Bagatelle in Paris, when Francois Pasquier planned a dinner to reconnect with old friends. He asked his guests to dress in white so they could find each other in the spacious gardens. Since then, it has become a yearly affair. Join us for an unforgettable tout en blanc evening in a lovely home over-
looking Lake Mendota. You're invited to observe and learn as French Chef Monique Hooker prepares a delectable feast.

Menu: Appetizers, French wine, and dinner courses with a French flair
Hosts: Hans and Mary Lang Sollinger, Monique and Phil Hooker, and Ann Lindsey and Chuck Snowdon
Dress: Dressy casual-All white

$150 per person ($50 tax deductible). Limited to 30 guests.

ENGLISH TEA
Tues., May 5, 2015
1:30 p.m. at 1750 Camelot Dr., Madison

Get out your gloves, polish your accent, and indulge in a traditional English Tea. Crumpets and tiny sandwiches are sure to make an appearance; Kate and Will are less likely.

Menu: Assorted tea sandwiches, scones with Devon cream, lemon curd and jams, assorted sweets, tea and coffee
Host: Judith Topitzes
Dress: Dressy casual

$40 per person ($20 tax deductible). Limited to 26 guests.


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SCOTCH ON THE WATER
Thurs., June 25, 2015
5:30-7:30 p.m. at 5211 Tonyawatha Trl., Monona

Imagine this scene: The sound of bagpipes drifts over Lake Monona as guests mingle at the waterfront, sampling a variety of Scotch whiskeys… A boat emerges from the mist, bringing the guest bagpiper to the soiree. You won’t want to miss it!

Menu: Scotch and other beverages and hors d’oeuvres
Hosts: Patty and Dan Schultz and Jessica and Ashley Morrison
Dress: Casual-kilts optional

$60 per person ($30 tax deductible). Limited to 25 guests.


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EXPLORING LAKE MENDOTA BY PONTOON
WITH PROFESSOR JOHN MAGNUSON
SOLD OUT!
Tues., July 7, 2015
1-4 p.m. Board at Tenney Park Boat Landing

Join Professor Emeritus John Magnuson, world-renowned expert on the history and significance of the world’s most studied lake, for a memorable adventure. We will enjoy light refreshments as we glide past campus, Memorial Union, Porter Crew House, Picnic Point, and Frautschi Point and listen to stories of Lake Mendota’s distant and recent past.

Menu: Snacks, soda and bottled water
Hosts: Catherine Buege and Carolyn White
Dress: Casual

$60 per person ($30 tax deductible). Limited to 12 guests.


SUMMER SOIREE SOLD OUT!
Thurs., July 23, 2015
6 p.m. at 1077 Farwell Dr., Maple Bluff

Mingle with friends as you sample delectable summer fare, with classical music wafting in the background. Enjoy this special evening backyard style at an elegant house on Lake Mendota.

Menu: A selection of summer dishes, wine, and other refreshments
Hosts: Jodi and Ramzi Shehadi and Keelie Jones
Dress: Dressy casual

$75 per person ($35 tax deductible). Limited to 25 guests.


THE ROOFTOPS OF NAPLES SOLD OUT!
Thurs., Sept. 10, 2015
5:30-7:30 p.m at 21 N. Butler Street (Butler Plaza), Madison

Revel in the Italian food, piano music, and the sumptuous view of the lakes from Erik Minton’s top floor home on Butler Plaza. Chef Salvatore Di Scalia of Naples 15 restaurant will tempt you with a specially selected variety of Italian dishes.

Menu: Italian food, wine and other beverages
Host: Erik Minton
Dress: Dressy casual

$75 per person ($30 tax deductible). Limited to 20 guests.


Photo by Richard Hurd
MANSION HILL WALKING TOUR
Mon., Sept. 14, 2015
5:30-7:30 p.m at 510 N. Carroll St.

Calling all architecture fans and Madison history buffs! Enjoy the beauty of Madison’s Mansion Hill district as our experienced docent shares the history of this 100+ year old downtown neighborhood. You’ll learn about the architects who designed these historic buildings that were home to the city’s wealthy and elite in the mid to late 1800’s. Your tour begins and ends at the 150- year- old home of Ledell Zellers and Simon Anderson.

Menu: Drinks and hors d’oeuvres
Hosts: Ledell Zellers and Simon Anderson and Janet and Scott Cabot
Dress: Casual-wear walking shoes

$45 per person ($20 tax deductible). Limited to 15 guests.


TUSCAN DINNER SOLD OUT!
Sat., Oct. 10, 2015
6:30 p.m at 3845 Cardinal Point Trl., Verona

A sumptuous dining experience awaits you as Le Personal Chef Sami Fgaier takes you on a culinary journey through the sun soaked hills of Tuscany. Indulge in food and wine pairings in a beautiful area home.

Menu: Hors d’oeuvres and a multi-course, Tuscan-style dinner with wine pairings
Hosts: Tina and Tyler Noel, Joanna Burish and TDS Metro
Dress: Dressy casual

$150 per person ($75 tax deductible). Limited to 20 guests.



DON’T GO PARTY
Date, time, and location 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 and beverage(s) of your choice
Host: Just you and yours
Dress: Casual (pajamas and slippers okay)

Tax-deductible contribution of your choice .
No guest limitations.



  • MAIL YOUR RESERVATION FORM
    Reservation forms are found in the back of your Parties of Note Passport. Please include a check payable to MSOL and mail both items to: Kate Pahl 4418 Oak Court Monona, WI 53716
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MSOL PARTIES OF NOTE HOSTS AND SPONSORS

Kathy & Joel Belaire ♦ Benvenuto’s ♦ Rosemarie Blancke ♦ Marian & Jack Bolz ♦ Catherine Buege ♦ Joanna Burish ♦ Janet & Scott Cabot ♦ Marilyn & Jim Ebben ♦ Gina Gialamas ♦ Keelie Jones ♦ Ann Lindsey & Chuck Snowdon ♦ Lynn & Gary Mecklenburg ♦ Erik Minton ♦ Jessica & Ashley Morrison ♦ Tina & Tyler Noel ♦ Carole Schaeffer ♦ Patty & Dan Schultz ♦ Jodi & Ramzi Shehadi ♦ Hans & Mary Lang Sollinger ♦ TDS Metro ♦ Judith & Nick Topitzes ♦ Carolyn White ♦ John Wiley ♦ Ledell Zellers & Simon Anderson ♦