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Brass quintet charms crowds with annual Yuletide Concert in gardens of Bayou Bend

Brass quintet charms crowds with annual Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend

19 Gavin Reed, from left, Ilan Morgenstern, Thomas Hulten, Jason Adams and George Chase at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
Gavin Reed, from left, Ilan Morgenstern, Thomas Hulten, Jason Adams and George Chase. Photo by Terri Golas
13 Catherine Gassman, from left, Janet Burkard and Claire Martin at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
Catherine Gassman, from left, Janet Burkard and Claire Martin. Photo by Terri Golas
10 Christopher James Ray, from left, Terry Lin G. Neale and Mary Beth Nelson at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
Christopher James Ray, from left, Terry Lin G. Neale and Mary Beth Nelson. Photo by Terri Golas
14 Gavin Reed, George Chase (back row). Allison Parsley, Lisa Hauser-Carter, Melissa Hobbs, Suzanne Dildy, Leah Ragiel, Karen Craft at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
Allison Parsley, from left, Lisa Hauser-Carter, Gavin Reed, Melissa Hobbs, George Chase, Suzanne Dildy, Leah Ragiel and Karen Craft. Photo by Terri Golas
18 George Chase, Susan French and her two grandsons at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
Susan French and grandsons with George Chase. Photo by Terri Golas
17 Martha Erwin, left, and Tony Wallingford at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
Martha Erwin, left, and Tony Wallingford. Photo by Terri Golas
8 Mary Emerson, from left, Lori Gobillot, Kathleen Holt, Susan Watt and Alecia Lawyer at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
Mary Emerson, from left, Lori Gobillot, Kathleen Holt, Susan Watt and Alecia Lawyer. Photo by Terri Golas
11 Linda Flores Olsen and Thomas Hultén at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
Linda Flores Olsen and Thomas Hultén. Photo by Terri Golas
7 Nancy Powell Moore, from left, Diane Webb and Terry Lin G. Neale at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
Nancy Powell Moore, from left, Diane Webb and Terrylin G. Neale. Photo by Terri Golas
9 Margaret Lanier, left, and Susie Glasscock at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
Margaret Lanier, left, and Susie Glasscock. Photo by Terri Golas
4 Catherine Nevins, from left, Tricia Giorgiou, Melissa Hobbs, Karen Dubose and Darleen Denney at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
Catherine Nevins, from left, Tricia Giorgiou, Melissa Hobbs, Karen Dubose and Darleen Denney. Photo by Terri Golas
3 Gregory and Toni Rivers at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
Gregory and Toni Rivers. Photo by Terri Golas
2 Diana Shelby, from left, Lisa Hammel and Linda Allen at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
Diana Shelby, from left, Lisa Hammel and Linda Allen. Photo by Terri Golas
15 Susanne Jackson and David King at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
Susanne Jackson and David King. Photo by Terri Golas
1 The venue at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
The party tent on the grounds of Bayou Bend festively dressed for the season. Photo by Terri Golas
19 Gavin Reed, from left, Ilan Morgenstern, Thomas Hulten, Jason Adams and George Chase at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
13 Catherine Gassman, from left, Janet Burkard and Claire Martin at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
10 Christopher James Ray, from left, Terry Lin G. Neale and Mary Beth Nelson at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
14 Gavin Reed, George Chase (back row). Allison Parsley, Lisa Hauser-Carter, Melissa Hobbs, Suzanne Dildy, Leah Ragiel, Karen Craft at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
18 George Chase, Susan French and her two grandsons at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
17 Martha Erwin, left, and Tony Wallingford at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
8 Mary Emerson, from left, Lori Gobillot, Kathleen Holt, Susan Watt and Alecia Lawyer at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
11 Linda Flores Olsen and Thomas Hultén at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
7 Nancy Powell Moore, from left, Diane Webb and Terry Lin G. Neale at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
9 Margaret Lanier, left, and Susie Glasscock at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
4 Catherine Nevins, from left, Tricia Giorgiou, Melissa Hobbs, Karen Dubose and Darleen Denney at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
3 Gregory and Toni Rivers at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
2 Diana Shelby, from left, Lisa Hammel and Linda Allen at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
15 Susanne Jackson and David King at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014
1 The venue at the ROCO Yuletide Concert at Bayou Bend December 2014

What: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra annual Yuletide Concert.

Where: Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.

The 411: The orchestra's brass quintet presented two holiday-themed concerts, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, complete with traditional seasonal songs and playful stories emphasizing the glory of the season. Providing the musical treats were quartet member Gavin Reed, Ilan Morgenstern, Thomas Hulten, Jason Adams and George Chase.

While the concerts took place in a vividly-decorated party tent in the Diana Garden, the historic museum house festooned for Christmas was open for touring before the music started. Throughout the morning and afternoon guests were treated to champagne, cider and coffee along with sweet treats from Michael's Cookie Jar.

"ROCO and Bayou Bend’s Yuletide partnership makes for a joyful, elegant and festive experience," said Alecia Lawyer, ROCO founder, artistic director and principal oboe. "What a way to start the holiday season!”

Who: Kicking off the holiday season at the concerts were Margaret Lanier, Nancy Bratic, Beverly Denver, Christina Campbell, Jo Ann Ross, Mararet Shilstone, Ann Goldstein, Darleen Denney, Ginni Mithoff, Lori Gobillot and Melissa Hobbs.

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