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Sweet sounds: Talented musicians show off in a doubleheader that ends at River Oaks Country Club

Talented musicians show off in a doubleheader that ends in River Oaks

64 Kit Gwin, from left, Alecia Lawyer, Victor Yampolsky and Maria Newman at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
Kit Gwin, from left, Alecia Lawyer, Victor Yampolsky and Maria Newman. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto.com
186 Sharon Lietzow, left, and Linda Carmichael at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
Sharon Ley Lietzow, left, and Linda Carmichael. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto.com
180 Connie and Tony Pfeiffer, from left, with Sandy Yamamoto at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
Connie and Tony Pfeiffer, from left, with Sandy Yamamoto. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto.com
69 John Bradshaw Jr., from left, with Kellye Sanford and Fritz Lanham at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
John Bradshaw Jr., left, with Kellye Sanford and Fritz Lanham. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto.com
197 Larry and Naomi Foote, from left, and Kathy and Ed Segner at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
Larry and Naomi Foote, left, with Kathy and Ed Segner. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto.com
188 Winnie and Edwin Sy at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
Winnie and Edwin Sy. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto.com
33 Leslie and Jack Blanton Jr. at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
Leslie and Jack Blanton Jr. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto.com
193 Alison Comstock Moss, from left, with Paul and Patte Comstock at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
Alison Comstock Moss, left, with Paul and Patte Comstock. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto.com
156 Alecia Lawyer, left, and Sharon Ley Lietzow at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
Alecia Lawyer, left, and Sharon Ley Lietzow. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto.com
127 Melissa Hobbs, from left, Kit Gwin and Alecia Lawye at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
Melissa Hobbs, from left, Kit Gwin and Alecia Lawyer. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto.com
87 Ellen Morris, from left, Erik Gronfor, Fran Sampson and Bill Morris at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
Ellen Morris, from left, Erik Gronfor, Fran Sampson and Bill Morris. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto.com
Jayne Venarde, from left, Ruth Giampietro, Kathleen Laws and Kay Bartle at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
Jayne Venarde, from left, Ruth Giampietro, Kathleen Laws and Kay Bartle. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto.com
18 Anne and Brett Hamilton at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
Anne and Brett Hamilton. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto.com
13 Craig and Angela Collins, from left, and Cherry and Jerry Windlinger at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
Craig and Angela Collins, left, with Cherry and Jerry Windlinger. Photo by © David A. Brown/dabfoto.com
64 Kit Gwin, from left, Alecia Lawyer, Victor Yampolsky and Maria Newman at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
186 Sharon Lietzow, left, and Linda Carmichael at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
180 Connie and Tony Pfeiffer, from left, with Sandy Yamamoto at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
69 John Bradshaw Jr., from left, with Kellye Sanford and Fritz Lanham at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
197 Larry and Naomi Foote, from left, and Kathy and Ed Segner at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
188 Winnie and Edwin Sy at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
33 Leslie and Jack Blanton Jr. at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
193 Alison Comstock Moss, from left, with Paul and Patte Comstock at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
156 Alecia Lawyer, left, and Sharon Ley Lietzow at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
127 Melissa Hobbs, from left, Kit Gwin and Alecia Lawye at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
87 Ellen Morris, from left, Erik Gronfor, Fran Sampson and Bill Morris at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
Jayne Venarde, from left, Ruth Giampietro, Kathleen Laws and Kay Bartle at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
18 Anne and Brett Hamilton at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014
13 Craig and Angela Collins, from left, and Cherry and Jerry Windlinger at the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Gala September 2014

What: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra 10th anniversary celebration.

Where: The double-header began with a concert at the Church of St. John the Divine and concluded at River Oaks Country Club.

The 411: ROCO launched its milestone anniversary season with the performance at one end of River Oaks Boulevard, followed by a cocktail reception and dinner with musicians at the other end of the boulevard — River Oaks Country Club. Kit Gwin and Melissa Hobbs chaired the evening that saluted early ROCO supporter and founding board member Sharon Ley Lietzow.

"What a joy to honor one of the very first people to embrace all that ROCO could be 10 seasons ago," remarked orchestra founder Alecia Lawyer. "Sharon had such an impact on the founding of this organization and her graciousness colors all that we do today."

Who: Guests included Clare Glassell, Robert Lietzow, Bob Gwin, Mark Hobbs, Leslie and Jack Blanton, Ann and Randy Fowler, Amanda McMillian and Benjamin Holloway, Mimi Lloyd, Kathy and Ed Segner and Katherine and David Ley.

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