Kean Serves as Guest of
Honor at WSO Gala
–Thomas Kean, the 48th Governor of New Jersey, was the guest
of honor at this season's Westfield Symphony Orchestra (WSO)
Silver Anniversary Gala.
black-tie celebration was held on Saturday, April 26, at
Plainfield Country Club in Edison and featured a gourmet dinner,
silent and live auctions, and dancing to the sounds of a
10-piece live band.
were thrilled that Governor Kean joined us for our Silver
Anniversary celebration," remarked WSO founding member Jane
the past 25 years, the Westfield Symphony has grown in both
quality and reputation, and is now recognized as one of New
Jersey's premiere arts organizations. It's a remarkable
achievement,” she added.
his keynote speech, Gov. Kean made reference to the musical
excellence of the WSO and the fact that it is rare for a
community the size of Westfield to boast a professional musical
experience of this caliber.
strong artistic presence of the WSO adds real social and
financial value to the town of Westfield and beyond," he
noted. "Because we were observing our 25th silver
anniversary, this was an incredibly special event for Westfield
Symphony," said Gala Chair Jane Francz.
have come a long way, and we wanted to celebrate in style. We
can't thank everyone enough," said Music Director David
outcome of the gala was marvelous. Thanks to our gala chairs
Jane Francz, Jane Kelly and Carolyn Fleder, not only was this a
phenomenal birthday party, the proceeds from this outstanding
fundraising event will make possible next season's adventurous
music programs as well as our expanded outreach and educational
more information on WSO, call (908) 232- 9400 or visit westfieldsymphony.org.
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