Symphony Jingle Bell Rock

Chocolate-chip pancakes, instrument petting zoo and Santa highlight midday musical fete

Chocolate-chip pancakes and Santa highlight midday musical fete

News, Symphony Magical Musical Morning, Dec. 2015, Jack and Will Rauch
Brothers Jack and Will Rauch find a perch in Santa's lap at the Houston Symphony Magical Musical Morning. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Symphony Magical Musical Morning, Dec. 2015 Madison, Kathy and Carolyn Mann
Madison Mann, Kathy Mann and Carolyn Mann. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Houston Symphony Magical Musical Morning, Dec. 2015, Bill Toomey, Courtney Toomey, Callie, Hayes and Billy Toomey.
Bill and Courtney Toomey with their children, Callie, Hayes and Billy. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Symphony Magical Musical Morning, Dec. 2015 Christopher, Christina, Mark, Nicholas, Andrew Hanson
Christina and Mark Hanson with sons Christopher, Nicholas and Andrew. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Symphony Magical Musical Morning, Dec. 2015 Betty Tutor, Cora Sue Mach
Betty Tutor and honorary grandmother Cora Sue Mach. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Symphony Magical Musical Morning, Dec. 2015 Ishwaria and Vivek Subbiah, Sasha Subbiah
Ishwaria and Vivek Subbiah with daughter Sasha. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Symphony Magical Musical Morning, Dec. 2015 Viviana and David Denechaud with Charles, Jack, Daniel
Viviana and David Denechaud with sons Charles, Jack and Daniel. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Symphony Magical Musical Morning, Dec. 2015 James, Jade, Jordan Stein
James Stein with Jade and Jordan Stein. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Symphony Magical Musical Morning, Dec. 2015, Lilly Andress,  Vicki West, Jennifer Gravenor
 Lilly Andress, Vicki West, Jennifer Gravenor. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Symphony Magical Musical Morning, Dec. 2015 Deepa Mireles, Tom Mireles
Deepa Mireles, Tom Mireles. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
News, Symphony Magical Musical Morning, Dec. 2015, Jack and Will Rauch
News, Symphony Magical Musical Morning, Dec. 2015 Madison, Kathy and Carolyn Mann
News, Houston Symphony Magical Musical Morning, Dec. 2015, Bill Toomey, Courtney Toomey, Callie, Hayes and Billy Toomey.
News, Symphony Magical Musical Morning, Dec. 2015 Christopher, Christina, Mark, Nicholas, Andrew Hanson
News, Symphony Magical Musical Morning, Dec. 2015 Betty Tutor, Cora Sue Mach
News, Symphony Magical Musical Morning, Dec. 2015 Ishwaria and Vivek Subbiah, Sasha Subbiah
News, Symphony Magical Musical Morning, Dec. 2015 Viviana and David Denechaud with Charles, Jack, Daniel
News, Symphony Magical Musical Morning, Dec. 2015 James, Jade, Jordan Stein
News, Symphony Magical Musical Morning, Dec. 2015, Lilly Andress,  Vicki West, Jennifer Gravenor
News, Symphony Magical Musical Morning, Dec. 2015 Deepa Mireles, Tom Mireles

What: Houston Symphony's Magical Musical Morning.

Where: River Oaks Country Club.

The scoop: The Jingle Bell Rock-themed event featured photo opps with Santa, arts and crafts, an instrument petting zoo and a musical performance by Houston Symphony violinist Rodica Gonzalez and her 7-year-old son Matthew. Add a family-friendly buffet complete with chocolate-chip pancakes.

The midday fete was chaired by Kathy and Paul Mann and his parents, Carolyn and Michael Mann. Cora Sue Mach was designated as honorary grandmother of the event that raised $50,000 for the symphony's education and community programming.

Who: Christina and Mark Hanson, Houston Symphony CEO, and their three sons, Viviana and David Denechaud with their three sons, Betty and Jesse Tutor, Lilly Andress, Vicki West, Courtney and Bill Toomey and their three youngsters, Daniela and Manolo Sanchez, Rita and Bob Cook and Danielle and Josh Batchelor.