Don't mess with Mother Nature
Rain can't dampen enthusiasm at first-ever "Bordeaux on the Bayou" mixer
It was meant to be a picnic on the bayou, but as Houston Symphony League president Susan Osterberg wittingly noted, it had to be near the bayou. That's because Mother Nature risked turning last Wednesday's "Bordeaux on the Bayou" into a precipitous affair.
Singing in the rain might be fun for some, but raindrops on one's head while sipping fruits of the grape isn't anyone's idea of a good time.
Chaired by Judy Nyquist, the first mixer that gathered together supporters of the Houston Symphony and Buffalo Bayou Partnership shifted locations from the Sabine Street Promenade to Vine Street Studios, where the FotoFest exhibit International Discoveries IV offered a colorful backdrop for happy chat.
Houston Symphony's brass quintet musings on Duke Ellington honored Osterberg's tireless advocacy for the city's premier classical ensemble.
The diverse assemblage of young professionals and seasoned philanthropists learned about next steps in the development of the Buffalo Bayou Park, including earth work, trails and fountains, and meandered around the gallery to the sounds of a quintet composed of Virtuosi of Houston students. Houston Symphony's brass quintet musings on Duke Ellington honored Osterberg's tireless advocacy for the city's premier classical ensemble.
Guests savored duck sliders from Ladybird Food Truck, falafel from It's a Wrap Mobile Bistro and burritos from Chipotle while admiring the craft of local artist Charles Tucker.
Not rollin' down the river ‚ÄĒ thankfully ‚ÄĒ were Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein and Martin Fein, Brian James, Kimberly Sterling, Ellyn Wulfe, Peter Cazamias, Jim Vesterman, Mariglyn and Stephen Glenn, David Wuthrich, Houston Symphony CEO Mark Hanson and wife Christina, Buffalo Bayou board chair emeritus Chuck Carlberg, Leslye Weaver, Debbie Francis and J. Stephen and Mary Lynn Marks.