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The Symphony League – Symphony Ball, “Royal Gala – Let’s Have a Ball”

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts was the site for The Symphony League’s Symphony Ball, “Royal Gala – Let’s Have a Ball.” Marny and John Sherman were the Ball honorary chairs, and Sue Ann Fagerberg and Ursula Terrasi served as the Ball co-chairs of the September 10th event. The sold-out evening honored Our Town’s history as a baseball and music town, celebrating the Kansas City Royals and the musical culture that started at 18th and Vine. Guests enjoyed a Symphony performance in Helzberg Hall, which was led by Maestro Michael Stern and featured Lonnie McFadden and Bobby Watson. Brandmeyer Great Hall was transformed into a vintage-style supper club by Studio Dan Meiners, and partygoers enjoyed dinner, more musical entertainment, and dancing. 

Julie McCann and Gina Penner, auction co-chairs


Sue Ann Fagerberg, Ball co-chair; Marny and John Sherman, Ball honorary chairs; Ursula Terrasi, Ball co-chair; and Kathryn Schorgl, Symphony League president


Shirley Helzberg and Maestro Michael Stern, Kansas City Symphony


Steve Rose, Patricia Scott, Tom Mulligan, and Karen Mische


Lonnie McFadden entertained the guests.


Cyndi Thomas, Tammy Morgan, Dr. Michella Stiles, Mary Peavey, and Susan Miller


Andrew Elsberry and Tempe Ostergren Elsberry, Charles Bruffy and Don Loncasty, and Peggy and Bill Lyons



Featured in the October 29, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Rita Clark Photography



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