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 Houston Symphony

Children's Fashion Show Luncheon

The Wizard of Oz


Photo credit: Wilson Parish

WHAT:                      Houston Symphony Children's Fashion Show and Luncheon:

                                 The Wizard of Oz


WHEN:                     Sunday, March 5, 2017


WHERE:                   River Oaks Country Club


CHAIRS:                   Saula Centa Valente, Chair 

                                 Betty Tutor, Underwriting Chair




$70,000 was raised for the Houston Symphony’s Education and Community Engagement Programming.




Chaired by Saula Centa Valente, the 2017 Houston Symphony Children’s Fashion Show and Luncheon, “The Wizard of Oz,” was a hit among the 270 children and adults who attended the annual springtime family celebration. Camilla Valente (2 time TPSMEA singer who placed 1st this year in State Choir and Vocal Solo & Ensemble) opened the show with a Judy Garland classic, “Over the Rainbow.” Following the performance, toddlers to teens walked the “yellow brick road” modeling fresh spring fashions from Macy’s. From ruby red slippers to centerpieces reminiscent of the Emerald City, the table décor by The Events Company took guests down memory lane with Dorothy’s adventures. After the show, produced by Lenny Matuszewski Productions, guests enjoyed a savory lunch and wizardly entertainment, along with crafts, photo booth and the Symphony’s Instrument Petting Zoo.


A special thank you to was given to the founders of the event, Betty Tutor, Lucy Lewis and Mary Ann McKeithan.



Gittings, Dolce & Gabbana, Dillard’s, SPIR STAR Ltd., Bering’s, Bowen, Miclette & Britt, Inc., Adams and Reese LLP




Ibolya Ernyey, Cynthia Ernyey, Dr. Nan Garrett; Emily and Vernon Reaser; Donna Chapman; Emily VanHoutan; Holly and Breen Haire; Kim and Richard Lucas; Christie and Billy McCartney; Beth Wolff; Andy Cordes and Brian Teichman; Viviana and David Denechaud; Mady and Ken Kades; Dolly and Sam Baaklini; Heidi and William Heller; Cristina and Raul Vieira; Rania Edlebi Azzawi; Daniela and Edward Group; Lilly Andress, Lindley Arnoldy, Vicki West, Darlene Clark, Maureen Higdon, Susan Hansen, Abir Saab, Mary Lynn Marks.

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