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0075 16 Kristen McDaniel, from left, Audrey Cochran and Ting Bresnahan at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
Kristen McDaniel, from left, Audrey Cochran and Ting Bresnahan. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Candlelight Group Photography
0172 36 Jennifer and Steve Dolman, from left, Claire Thielke and Brandon Cochran at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
Jennifer and Steve Dolman, from left, Claire Thielke and Brandon Cochran. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Candlelight Group Photography
0199 38 Valerie and Tracy Dieterich at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
Valerie and Tracy Dieterich. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Candlelight Group Photography
0094 21 Robert and Nancy Peiser, from left, Lindsay Canning and Edward Heap at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
Bob and Nancy Peiser, left, with Lindsay Canning and Edward Heap. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Candlelight Group Photography
0040 9 Kate Stukenberg, from left, Lauren Streiby and Molly Scioli at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
Kate Stukenberg, from left, Lauren Streiby and Molly Scioli. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Candlelight Group Photography
0165 34 Alfonso Barrera and Maryam Afshari at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
Maryam Afshari and Alfonso Barrera. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Candlelight Group Photography
0030 6 Chris and Divya Brown, from left, with Ting and John Bresnahan at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
Chris and Divya Brown, from left, and Ting and John Bresnahan. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Candlelight Group Photography
0104 23 Ann and Jonathan Ayre at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
Ann and Jonathan Ayre. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Candlelight Group Photography
0050 11 Ashley Salazar, from left, Jessica Johnston and Veronica Adancik at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
Ashley Salazar, from left, Jessica Johnston and Veronica Adancik. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Candlelight Group Photography
News, Shelby, Houston Symphony Young Associates Council, David Wuthrich, Tanner Bailey, and Mauro Gimenez, August 2014
David Wuthrich, from left, Tanner Bailey and Mauro Gimenez. Photo by Chin Pham
0046 10 Ashley Salazar, from left, Laura Neiman and Jessica Johnston at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
Ashley Salazar, from left, Laura Neiman and Jessica Johnston. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Candlelight Group Photography
0083 17 Courtney Fretz, from left, with Vivek and Ishwaria Subbiah at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
Courtney Fretz, left, with Vivek and Ishwaria Subbiah. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Candlelight Group Photography
0025 5 Edward Heap and Lindsay Canning at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
Edward Heap and Lindsay Canning. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Candlelight Group Photography
0023 4 Gerrit Leefrint and Karen Rugaard at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
Gerrit Leefrint and Karen Rugaard. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Candlelight Group Photography
0022 3 Brian Freeze, left, and Jason Volz at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
Brian Freeze, left, and Jason Volz. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Candlelight Group Photography
0012 2 William and Laura Black at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
William and Laura Black. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Candlelight Group Photography
0063 13 Manish Shah, from left, Sofia Nemchenko and Seth Williams at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
Manish Shah, from left, Sofia Nemchenko and Seth Williams. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Candlelight Group Photography
0075 16 Kristen McDaniel, from left, Audrey Cochran and Ting Bresnahan at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
0172 36 Jennifer and Steve Dolman, from left, Claire Thielke and Brandon Cochran at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
0199 38 Valerie and Tracy Dieterich at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
0094 21 Robert and Nancy Peiser, from left, Lindsay Canning and Edward Heap at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
0040 9 Kate Stukenberg, from left, Lauren Streiby and Molly Scioli at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
0165 34 Alfonso Barrera and Maryam Afshari at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
0030 6 Chris and Divya Brown, from left, with Ting and John Bresnahan at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
0104 23 Ann and Jonathan Ayre at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
0050 11 Ashley Salazar, from left, Jessica Johnston and Veronica Adancik at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
News, Shelby, Houston Symphony Young Associates Council, David Wuthrich, Tanner Bailey, and Mauro Gimenez, August 2014
0046 10 Ashley Salazar, from left, Laura Neiman and Jessica Johnston at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
0083 17 Courtney Fretz, from left, with Vivek and Ishwaria Subbiah at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
0025 5 Edward Heap and Lindsay Canning at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
0023 4 Gerrit Leefrint and Karen Rugaard at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
0022 3 Brian Freeze, left, and Jason Volz at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
0012 2 William and Laura Black at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014
0063 13 Manish Shah, from left, Sofia Nemchenko and Seth Williams at the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council season kick-off August 2014

What: Houston Symphony Young Associates Council season launch.

Where: Gremillion & Co. Fine Art.

The 411: It was an artful, tasteful beginning for the 2014-2105 symphony season for more than 120 mostly millennials who gathered for the first in a series of events tied into the symphony season. This philanthropic society of young professionals has raised more than $250,000 for symphony coffers since its founding two years ago.

Council chair Audrey Cochran and Symphony Society president Bob Peiser welcomed guests and introduced symphony clarinetist Sasha Potiomkin who performed and entertained questions for guests. A Fare Extraordinaire provided food and drink for the merry throng that included council steering committee members Divya and Chris Brown, Rachael and Jason Volz, Brandon Cochran, Jessica Johnston, Seth Williams, Catherine and Matt Matthews, Nathaniel and Brooke Richards and Mark Stadnyk

Who: Symphony fans included a few beyond the council age limit — David Wuthrich, Nancy Peiser, Ed Osterberg and Mauro Gimenez — as well as YPs including Claire Cormier-Thielke, Lindsay Canning, Edward Heap, Maryam Afshari, Alfonso Barrera, Ann and Jonathan Ayre and Ashley Salazar.

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