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PaperCity Houston April 2022

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N o staid black- tie happening on this night. Au contraire, t h e H o u s t o n Symphony Ball s o a r e d i n t o unfamiliar territory when legendary rocker Sammy Hagar and his longtime guitarist, Vic Johnson, took the stage at The Post Oak Hotel. The hour-long set found many among the 350 guests charging the dance floor — not to dance, but to roll with the sounds of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer. Prior to the headliner, the talented Dave Bennett Quartet provided dinner music that inspired a bit of dancing, while a string quartet welcomed guests to the ballroom. Taking bows on the evening that raised $1.1 million were Margaret Alkek Williams, Lifetime of Philanthropy Award honoree; Janet F. Clark, the Ima Hogg Philanthropy Award recipient; and Houston Symphony executive director and CEO John Mangum, who received the Raphael Fliegel Award for Visionary Leadership. PC Seen: Gala chairs Cheryl Byington, Bill Stubbs, and Beth Wolff; Houston Symphony board president John Rydman and wife Lindy; and Beth and Nick Zdeblick, Reagan and Alex Bregman, Soraya and Scott McClelland, Janet Gurwitch and Ron Franklin, Tony Bradfield and Kevin Black, David Wuthrich, Betty and Jess Tutor, Vicki West and Ralph Burch, Ann and Jonathan Ayre, Betty and Jesse Tutor, and Frances and Tony Buzbee. O N E NIGHT R O C K I N ' THE HOUSTON SYMPHONY BALL UNCHAINED Shelby Hodge joins the party. Photography Priscilla Dickson and Wilson Parish. Chairmen Beth Wolff, Bill Stubbs, Cheryl Byington Ken & Mady Kades Margaret Alkek Williams John Mangum Reagan & Alex Bregman Eric & Lisa Lindsey Tracy & Valerie Dieterich Ron Franklin & Janet Gurwitch Tony Bradfield Hallie Vanderhider Rick & Betsy Weber Andrew Davis Ann & Jonathan Ayre 46

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