Boca Symphonia Raises Holiday Cash

BOCA RATON, FL ( — Boca Raton’s Symphonia held a successful fundraising event just before Thanksgiving.

The Allegro Society, a volunteer support auxiliary of The SYMPHONIA | Boca Raton, celebrated one of its most successful fundraising events on Friday, November 22nd at the Delray Beach Club. More than 100 guests attended the Society’s Annual Musical Luncheon, co-chaired by Vivi Greene and Sung Knowles.

More than $13,000 was raised at the event, including a generous gift announced at the luncheon by Robert Greene, husband of the event co-chair. Funds raised will benefit The SYMPHONIA and its educational outreach initiatives.

Guests bid on a variety of noteworthy silent auction items, and enjoyed music by The SYMPHONIA’s Artistic Director and Principal Trumpet, Jeff Kaye and SYMPHONIA musicians, Robert Prester and Rick Doll.  After a delightful lunch, guests enjoyed a moving performance by Yasa Poletaeva on violin, and Darren Matias on piano.

Luncheon sponsors included Jane Braus, Catherine Coombs, Martin L. Coyne, Fran Kaye, Molly Foreman Kozel, Mimi Sadler, Jan Silverman and Polly and Ed Wasserman.

“This is always one of our favorite events,” said event co-chair Sung Knowles. “What a spectacular backdrop, overlooking the ocean, and what a wonderful, supportive group of music lovers all enjoying such a unique and intimate performance.  This is a great way to kick of The SYMPHONIA’s stellar season!”

Committee members include Co-Chairs Vivi Greene and Sung Knowles, Mimi Sadler, Joan Gallo, Edith Stein, Gail Dinnerstein, Jan Silverman, Suzan Peltzie, Fran Kaye, Ed Wasserman, Ingrid Davis, Miriam Sulfaro, Polly Wasserman, Molly Foreman Kozel, Nancy Flinn, Virginia Levy, Linda Sorenson and Marie Iandoli.

The Allegro Society, which was founded in November 2009, is a support group of The SYMPHONIA.  Its members actively work with The SYMPHONIA at concerts welcoming attendees, encouraging subscribers, and supporting educational outreach initiatives for young people who wish to pursue a career in orchestral music.  For more information, call 1-866-MUSIC-01 or visit

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