Symphony Jingle Bell Rock
Chocolate-chip pancakes, instrument petting zoo and Santa highlight midday musical fete
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.