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The Symphony League – Symphony Ball

The Symphony League’s Symphony Ball, “To Paris with Love,” was held on September 8th at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Guests enjoyed cocktails, a gourmet dinner, a silent auction, and a performance by Maestro Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony. Afterward, partygoers danced the night away to the music of KOKOMO with Karen Davis. Mary and John Edgar were the honorary chairmen, and Laurie Burgess served as the chairman.

Mr. and Mrs. John M. Edgar, honorary chairmen; with Mr. and Mrs. John F. Edgar


Mr. and Mrs. John Burgess, chairman


(Seated) Mrs. Stephen Bubb (standing) Megan Bubb, Dr. Stephen Bubb and Mr. Eric Bubb


Mr. Michael Hunter and Sherry Love with Dr. and Mrs. Robert Bruce


Sherry Love, Mrs. Mark Braswell, Mrs. Robert Smith, Mrs. Bruce Barksdale, Jill Ingram Reynolds, and Mrs. Charles Haviland


Lora Smith, Cyndi Stingley and Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Mann


Mrs. Richard Miller and Michelle Miller Van Ept


Mr. and Mrs. Howard Elsberry with Mr. Andrew Elsberry


Mr. and Mrs. John Sundeen, Cyndi Stingley and Kelly Campbell


(Seated) Mr. and Mrs. Donaldson Chapman, Jr. (standing) Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Duethman, Mr. Michael Thiessen, Mary Nan Dupont, Mr. Nicholas Dupont, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Chapman, Kari Stubbs, Mr. James Ward, Caroline Dupont, and Mr. Alexander Christian


Dana Wylie, Mr. Richard Durwood, Jan Durwood, Mr. and Mrs. Vince Clark, and Maestro Michael Stern, Kansas City Symphony

Additional photos featured in the October 27, 2018 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Strauss Peyton


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