La Jolla Symphony & Chorus honors its 2011 Arts Angel


[nggallery id=239]Guests of the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus gathered for a fundraiser that kicked off the 2011-12 season on Oct. 15 at the Del Mar Marriott.

The evening began with a hosted reception, silent auction and opportunity drawing for an “Instant Wine Cellar.” Guests then adjourned to the ballroom for dinner, to the accompaniment of the La Jolla Strings. During the dinner hour, Music Director Steven Schick paid tribute to performing arts advocate Charlene Baldridge, who was honored as LJS&C’s “Arts Angel 2011” for her 30-plus years of service to the arts community. Dinner was followed by a live auction, emceed by Joe Bauer, before guests danced the night away to the swinging sounds of Big Band Express.