For the fourth year in a row, The Phoenix Symphony’s annual Savor the Symphony Luncheon was a sell-out event and generated donations to help promote music education throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Emceed by former 12 News reporter Kim Covington, the fund-raising luncheon included the first-ever Arizona performance by the pop group Human Nature. Currently playing to sold-out houses at the famed Venetian Hotel on the Las Vegas strip, the group’s energetic stage presence had attendees dancing in the aisles.
Chef MacMillan, a popular Food Network performer, has garnered national recognition and acclaim with his passion for fresh ingredients and appreciation for food’s simplicity and natural perfection.
During a live auction, attendees bid on a unique chef’s table experience at Elements, including a private dinner for 10 with a menu created specifically for the event by Chef Beau.
As attendees dined, Human Nature and Chef MacMillan discussed their experiences and journeys in music and the culinary arts.
Nicole Stanton, wife of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, addressed the audience about the importance of music education and the unique role The Phoenix Symphony plays in meeting the needs in our community, since over half of Arizona schools do not offer music programs.
For many schools, the only exposure children have to music education is through The Phoenix Symphony.
All proceeds from Savor the Symphony benefit The Phoenix Symphony’s Education and Community Engagement Programs. Support from donations allows the Phoenix Symphony each year to provide music education to 125,000 families and children in the community.
Photos by Haute Photography and Videography