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40th Anniversary

A Ruby Gala

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March 2, 2024
5:30 PM

Heron Creek Golf & Country Club - North Port, Florida
Formal Attire, Black Tie Optional
Complimentary Valet Service
$125.00 Per Person

Available now!

Sharing the Joy of Music

Our Mission is to Share the Joy of Music. Our 40th Anniversary Gala is dedicated to our mission. Not only will we celebrate 40 years of music in North Port, but we will also develop the North Port Symphony's Education and Community Outreach endeavors. 

The North Port Symphony's long-term goals include:

  1. Developing a financially accessible Strings Summer Camp for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students in North Port.

  2. Developing an after-school program for elementary-aged North Port students to learn string instruments.

  3. Producing performances within the North Port community at City Hall, Wellen Park, etc. 

Student playing Viola

Live Auction Items

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NPS Anniversary Quilt

Artistic Symphony Quilt

Executed in red, black, greens and metallic golds.  Musical instruments and elements are individually embroidered, pieced, and quilted in a pattern of musical notes.  It is handmade by Judy Whittaker, Past President of the Peace River Quilters’ Guild. Measures 48” x 64”.

Donor: Judy Whittaker

Value: $1200

Custom 11x14 Tiffany Portrait

Reminiscent of art during the 17th century, Rob Hurth Photography creates the same vitality and beauty of classical artistry.  Includes a pre-photography consultation, an in-studio photography session with the artist and a beautiful hand-crafted Tiffany portrait, mounted to canvas and coated with a luster lacquer.

Donor: Rob Hurth Photography

Value:  $1000

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Custom Made Trombone Floor Lamp

Created for the North Port Symphony by North Port craftsman, Pat. Beffel, jr. Gleaming brass trombone with carefully selected additional brass elements. Glass table on top of the bell will hold your beverage. Peacock granite base has flecks of gold to complement the instrument. Mississippi-made lamp shade finishes the ensemble. Light bulb included.

Donors: Pat. Beffel, jr., Beffel Lighting; Acer Granite; Antique Mercantile Exchange; Dave Jonas;  Charlotte County Glass;  Midwest Lamp Parts

Value:  $1400

"A Certain Smile"

is one of Kitt Moran’s fun- loving wine ladies.  She reminds us to pause our busy schedules and enjoy our lives. Oil on canvas created by award-winning Artist Kitt Moran. 24” x 36”, framed to 25 ¼” x 37 ½”.

Donor:  Kitt Moran 

Value:  $1900

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Donor:  Ella Arnow

Value:  $3650


Grand Luxxe  Riviera Maya or Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta

Enjoy true luxury for a week in a 2 bedroom 2 ½ bath spa suite in Riviera Maya or in Nuevo Vallarta between April 1, 2024 and April 30, 2025 excepting Christmas and Easter weeks.  Golf, Tennis, Massages, Gym and Spa.  Resorts are not all-inclusive.  For more information visit the following websites:

A Marvelous Meal with Maestro

for four guests.  Enjoy an evening of entertaining stories, good food and great fun with Maestro and his lovely wife at their home in Riverview. An accomplished chef, Maestro is doing the cooking.  Choose either his world-famous Spaghetti in Meat Sauce or his equally famous Polish Golabki.

Donors:  Maestro Robert Romanski & Michele de Lucca-Lowrey

Value:  Priceless


Silent Auction Items

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Dance the night away with the Saint Tone Band! A Dynamic High Energy Party Dance Band!
Their captivating performances will have you singing and dancing along with a perfect mix of your All-Time Favorite Covers and Captivating Originals in the genres of Pop, Rock, and Country from the 1960's to Todays Hits.

Cocktail Hour

Cocktail hour will include live entertainment by North Port Symphony Principal Flutist Michael Alegria and Principal Pianist Jesse Holmgren.

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