Eighteenth Annual Festival of Parties 2017-18

Welcome to the Eighteenth Annual Rochester Symphony Guild Festival of Parties! Each party is designed to delight and entertain you while proceeds benefit the Rochester Symphony Orchestra. The parties, hosted by Guild members, are unique opportunities to enjoy the best of dining, special events and music in Rochester.

The members of the Rochester Symphony Guild are indebted to all who have given so willingly of their time, talent and effort to benefit the Rochester Symphony Orchestra. The Guild meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Royal Park Hotel for a luncheon/business meeting that includes interesting speakers on a variety of topics and offers members an opportunity to volunteer their talents for our fundraisers. The RSG was formed in 1978 to promote and support the artistic endeavors of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) with fundraising projects.  Guild membership is open to anyone interested in furthering these goals.  For more information, please call RSG Membership Chairperson at 248-340-9215.

To those of you who patronize the Festival of Parties, we extend our gratitude and our wish for your continued interest in and support of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra.

Guild Luncheon to Kick Off the Season

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 – Royal Park Hotel Conservatory

11:15 a.m. $27 per person

We will have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with our RSO Music Director Bill Milicevic. Plans for the new Guild season will be announced at the 11:30 meeting, followed by lunch at Noon. Open to Guild members and guests.

For a reservation, call Carol Tomasi at 248-652-8534 or e-mail caroltomasi@wowway.com. Let Carol know of any dietary restrictions. Checks in the amount of $27 should be made payable to Rochester Symphony Guild and may be paid at the luncheon. Please note that if you make a reservation but do not attend, you will still be responsible for payment.

Taste & Tunes
Rich Eddy’s Rockin’ Oldies Band
Saturday, October 21, 2017 – Great Oaks Country Club
6:30 p.m. $75 per person

Join us for a delightful evening that begins with a cash bar and gourmet dinner. Then sit back–if you can–and enjoy the rock & roll music of Rich Eddy’s Rockin’ Oldies Band performing 50’s and 60’s songs, back by popular demand. Fabulous silent auction items such as gift certificates for hotels, dinner, concerts and theatre as well as home décor, jewelry, themed baskets and much more will be on hand to the highest bidders.

Chairpersons: Debbie Kitson & Patty Semrau

Please make your check payable to Rochester Symphony Guild and mail to: Gail Bothwell, 436 Rewold Dr., Rochester, MI 48307 Telephone: 248-651-1329

Annual Christmas Luncheon
Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 – Royal Park Hotel Ballroom
11:00 a.m. $55 per person

A delicious lunch will be served along with musical entertainment at our popular annual Christmas luncheon. Join us at the beautifully decorated Royal Park Hotel and see what surprises are in store for this year’s Gingerbread lobby display. Make this the Christmas party for your book club, your bridge club, and your friends. It’s always fun to shop for Christmas gifts at the silent auction overflowing with a variety of great items.

Chairpersons: Noreen Brock & Elaine Chapman

Please make your check payable to Rochester Symphony Guild and mail to: Donna Ritter, 236 Gunder Ct., Rochester Hills, MI 48309 Telephone: 586-995-5055

Hats Off to Spring – Afternoon Tea
Thursday, April 19, 2018 – Rochester Community House
11:30 a.m. $35 per person

Join us for a delightful afternoon as you dine on a delicious array of tea sandwiches and sweets prepared by our Guild members, along with entertainment. Shop at the silent auction for Spring-time items for your home, your garden, for gifts or for yourself. Make your reservation early as space is limited to 60 guests.

Chairperson: Anna-Marie Kleckner

Please make your check payable to Rochester Symphony Guild and mail to: Karen Luscomb, 625 Augusta Dr., Rochester Hills, MI 48309 Telephone: 248-770-9659

Symphony of Style Fashion Show & Luncheon
Thursday, May 10, 2018 – Twin Lakes Golf & Swim Club
11am – 3pm. $50 per person

The Peppertree of Rochester will be showing the newest fashion trends of the season at our annual fashion show. Twin Lakes will again be serving one of its delicious meals. Come early and shop at a large variety of boutiques selling clothing, jewelry, home décor, food items and more.

Chairpersons: Theresa Meegan & Sue Slawski

Please make your check payable to Rochester Symphony Guild and mail to: Carol Tomasi, 4746 Whispering Pines Dr., Shelby Twp., MI 48316 Telephone: 248-652-8534