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MADISON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LEAGUE'S PARTIES OF NOTE
Welcome to the MSOL's 2016 Parties of Note, the tenth 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.
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.
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:
If a party you want to attend is sold out, please email your name to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the wait list.
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: Anne Kroeger, 502 Clemons Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
Photo by James Steakley
MUSIC AND MORE IN
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT'S AIRPLANE HOUSE
Sun., June 26, 2016; 12 p.m. Noon
120 Ely Place, Madison
Built in 1908, this outstanding Madison landmark is rarely open to the public. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful interior architecture and furnishings as you linger over an elegant brunch prepared by Chef Andrew Wilson and the Madison Club staff. A performance by Garrick Olsen, 2012 Final Forte winner, on the recently restored 85-year-old Steinway will complete this delightful Sunday afternoon experience.
Menu: Champagne and hors d’oeuvres; Elegant brunch buffet
Host: Nan Beyer-Mears
Dress: Dressy casual
$150 per person ($50 tax deductible). Limited to 30 guests.
THE SECRET GARDEN SOLD OUT!
Wed., June 29, 2016; 2 p.m.
308 N. Blair Street (Garden); 100 Wisconsin Ave. (Condo)
Discover a hidden oasis in the heart of the city—a degraded parking lot transformed into a 3,000 sq. ft. garden. Avid gardeners Nancy and Fred Risser will describe how it was created, what has been planted, and how it has become a habitat for hummingbirds and bees. After a leisurely stroll through this edenic setting, we will enjoy light refreshments at the Risser condo overlooking the Capitol.
Menu: Fruit and desserts, Sparkling waters, lemonade
Hosts: Nancy and Fred Risser, Janet and Scott Cabot
$45 per person ($20 tax deductible). Limited to 18 guests.
HISTORIC TOUR OF LAKE MONONA SOLD OUT!
Tues., July 12, 2016*; 5-7 p.m.
Law Park ramp (just west of Monona Terrace)
Join David Mollenhoff, noted Madison historian and author, for a memorable adventure aboard the Pontoon Porch (www.pontoonporch.com
). As we travel along the shoreline of Lake Monona, David will point out places of interest and regale us with tales from Madison’s past. Light refreshments will be served on board.
*rain date August 9
Cheeses, crackers and other snacks
Wine, bottled water and soft drinks
Cathy Buege, Marilyn and Jim Ebben, Carolyn White
$50 per person
($20 tax deductible). Limited to 30 guests.
Sat., July 16, 2016*; 1-4 p.m.
3410 Noll Valley Circle, Verona
Beautiful Noll Valley, surrounded by an area formed eons ago by a mile-high glacier, will be the setting for this back-to-nature party. We’ll hike along groomed trails through restored prairies and woodlands that are part of an 80 acre parcel of the Ice Age Trail, observing the birds and wild life that the unusual plants and grasses attract. Refreshments and conversation will follow. Bring your binoculars, cameras, and a “wild” imagination!
*Rain date July 17th
Menu: Light sandwiches, fruit and veggies, sweets, beverages, and spirits
Hosts: Beth and Peter Rahko
Dress: Casual—hiking shoes and attire
$60 per person ($30 tax deductible). Limited to 35 guests.
MMOCA TRIENNIAL EXHIBIT
Thurs., Oct. 13, 2016; 5:30-7 p.m.
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Join your hosts and Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Director Stephen Fleischman for a behind the scenes tour of the Wisconsin Triennial, a survey of contemporary Wisconsin art. The Triennial is a juried exhibition selected and organized by MMoCA curatorial staff to reflect current directions in Wisconsin’s visual arts scene. Artists from across the state are invited to apply to this exhibition. A $10 gift certificate to the museum store is included.
Menu: Wine and hors d’oeuvres
Hosts: Darcy Kind and Marc Vitale
$60 per person ($30 tax deductible). Limited to 20 guests.
HALLOWEEN IN A HAUNTED CASTLE
Sat., Oct. 15, 2016; 6:30-9:30 p.m.
“The Castle” 6217 North Highlands Avenue
(Total accessibility can be arranged. Call (608) 231-2523 to request)
Gouhlies and ghosties and three-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night all gather early for the hurley-burley. Climb to the tower if you dare. Use the secret entrance for a scare. Inside are cauldrons of libations and a devilishly delicious dinner buffet concocted by Wizard Vicki of Chez Vous.
Menu: “Eye of newt, and toe of frog…” and other delectable dishes
Hosts: Susan King and Bob Horowitz
Co-Hosts: Ann Lindsey and Chuck Snowdon
Dress: Costumes are encouraged-Prizes will be given
$150 per person ($90 tax deductible). Limited to 36 guests.
Thurs., Nov. 17, 2016; 4-7 p.m.
Chazen Museum of Art and The University Club
Celebrate William Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary with our tour of First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, a special exhibition from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. Andrew Stevens, Chazen Curator for Prints, Drawings and Photography, will lead an informative and entertaining showing of this first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, published in 1623. Following the tour, continue the conversation as you enjoy tea and sherry at the University Club.
Menu: Shakespearean themed appetizers, tea, sherry, and soft drinks
Hosts: Marilyn and Craig January
Dress: Dressy casual
$60 per person ($30 tax deductible). Limited to 24 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.
Any or all of your favorite foods and beverage(s) of your choice
Just you and yoursDress:
Casual (pajamas and slippers okay)
Tax-deductible contribution of your choice.
No guest limitations.