Rochester Symphony Guild History

The Rochester Symphony Guild (RSG) was formed in 1978 to promote and support the artistic endeavors of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) by hosting four fundraisers each season with the proceeds going toward helping support symphony concerts. Included is a Christmas luncheon with musical entertainment, Fashion Show and Boutique, Afternoon Tea and Taste & Tunes-an evening of dinner and entertainment. Guild members also host a refreshment table during intermissions at each concert and serve as ushers.

Guild membership is comprised of 78 women who work tirelessly to support the orchestra through fund raisers and helping to publicize upcoming concerts.

A luncheon/business meeting is held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Cherry Creek Golf Club in Shelby Twp. at 11:15 a.m. (except Dec., June, July & Aug.) Featured is a note-worthy speaker or musical entertainment.

Guild membership is open to anyone interested in furthering these goals while meeting friendly people and supporting a first-rate high-quality orchestra. For more information, please call RSG Membership Chairperson at 248-340-9215.

Rochester Symphony Guild

Mary Ebert

Vice President
Nancy Rodriguez

Recording Secretary
Pat Bergen

Corresponding Secretary
Pat Lesich

Carla Giddings

Assistant Treasurer
Elaine Chapman

2023-2024 Rochester Symphony Guild Members

Sharon Arcari
Donna Bendert
Pat Bergen
Carole Berry
Joanne Blaszkowski
Gail Bothwell
Joanne Brown
Betty Canyock
Elaine Chapman
Dona Childress
Cindy Cirar
Nancy Clifford
Mary Jane Croissant
Betty Curtiss
Gerry Detterman
Carole Dimitry
Mary Ebert
Terri Finch
Mary Flannery
Judy Garrett

Sally Giacobbe
Carla Giddings
Susan Hagaman
Marianne Harris
Barbara Havens
Hester Hull
Maria Jung
Nancy Junga
Denise Kaminske
Linda Keegan
Joni Keller-Herman
Anna-Marie Kleckner
Elaine Krencicki
Anne Kucher
Elaine Larsen
Judy Latimer
Pat Lesich
Cindy Luck
Barbara Markham
Barbara Martin

Rita May
Mary Mazure
Diane McConaghy
Sandra McFarlin
Theresa Meegan
Judy Mysliviec
Diana Nast
Susan Neill
Vincetta Nicosia
Patricia Ozybko
Carolyn Phelps
Jeanne Pichel
Gelene Pigott
Sharon Postnieks
Laura Price
Peggy Ptasznik
Phyllis Relyea
Joyce Rentschler
Christine Rickard
Nancy Rodriguez

Florence Sapienza
Patty Semrau
Connie Sepelak
Audrey Shilt
Shirley Sikov
Sharon Simo
Sue Slawski
Ingrid Snyder
Karen Sobrilsky
Colette Stager
Yang Stewart
Nancy Stocking
Suzanne Ternan
Angeline Thorner
Eileen Tschura
Peggy Tundo
Marilyn Walker
Cindy Weber
Pat Wireman
LaVonne Worthy

Since the inception of Rochester Symphony Orchestra in 1961, the Orchestra has strived to share the enjoyment of making music with the public. The Rochester Symphony Guild seeks to keep that tradition alive and promote the Symphony’s music. We encourage our Guild members, their families and friends, and the members of our community to attend the Symphony’s concert series.

The Guild’s general luncheon meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month starting in September through November and then January through May. This year our meetings will be held at the Cherry Creek Golf Club in Shelby Township. Our membership is open to everyone, and we encourage you to come and join us in our support of the Symphony.  Each month we have either a guest speaker, a musical presentation, or someone from an artistic field at our luncheons.

The Guild also supports the Symphony through our four fund raisers each year. Our fund raisers are open to everyone, and we encourage you to please attend and help support the Symphony. Please review our events for the 2023-2024 year in our Festival of Parties brochure.

For further information about these events or to join the Guild, please call: 248-340-9215.

Mary Ebert, Rochester Symphony Guild President

Rochester Symphony Guild Festival of Parties 2023-2024

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2023 – 6:30 P.M.
Dinner, Silent Auction, Raffle and Entertainment
Great Oaks Country Club - $80

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2023 – 11:00 A.M.
Luncheon, Silent Auction, Raffle and Entertainment
Cherry Creek Golf Club - $65

THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2024 - 11:30 A.M.
Tea Sandwiches, Sweets, Silent Auction,
Raffle and Musical Entertainment
Rochester Community House - $40

MONDAY, MAY 13, 2024 – 10:00 A.M.
Fashion Show by The Peppertree, Raffle, Luncheon and Boutiques
Palazzo Grande - $65

For event details, please call 248-340-9215
Benefits for the Rochester Symphony Orchestra

Three Men and a Tenor coming to Taste & Tunes

Plan now for Saturday, November 4, 2023, for an evening of dining and music at “Taste & Tunes” held at Great Oaks Country Club, Rochester, featuring entertainment by Three Men and a Tenor.  Begin with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. followed by a delicious plated dinner prepared by the Great Oaks chefs.  Throughout the evening shop at the silent auction of themed baskets, tickets to various theatre and concert events, overnight stays, gift cards, and much, much more.

Then, get ready to enjoy the fantastic performance by Three Men and a Tenor.  Great pop vocal music, quick-witted humor, and overall likeability make the Three Men and a Tenor a unique musical experience for audiences that cannot be matched. The group has a national touring schedule and has opened shows for entertainment legends like Jay Leno and The Beach Boys; performed the national anthem to start the NASCAR Firekeepers 400 and had a national PBS-TV special ("Three Men and a Tenor- In Concert") that was shown from Los Angeles to Nashville. Three Men and a Tenor have performed for over 30 years with their signature blend of powerful vocal harmonies and feel-good music for all ages.

Reservations for this delightful evening that supports the Rochester Symphony Orchestra are $80 and will be held at the door. Call 586-255-0409 to make your reservation and be sure to invite your friends to join you.  Free valet parking is included.


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The Rochester Symphony Guild members invite you to spend this holiday with them at the WINTER SLEIGH SOIREE HOLIDAY LUNCHEON GALA.

The event will be held at the Cherry Creek Golf Club, 52000 Cherry Creek Drive, Shelby Twp., Michigan on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to bring guests to this annual holiday party.

Shop for Christmas gifts at the silent auction overflowing with a variety of great items and take a chance on winning one of many wonderful raffle prizes.

Enjoy the Winter Sleigh centerpieces surrounded by wonderful friends and savor the flavors of a gourmet meal made especially for you by the Cherry Creek Golf Club chefs. Tables will seat ten and a cash bar will be available.

Following the luncheon, you will enjoy a musical performance by Dawson Rogers. Dawson is a solo musician and singer, playing soft rock and 60’s to 80’s music on keyboard and guitar. He will also perform some of your favorite Christmas songs.

Call 248-425-2505 by December 1, 2023, for reservations. Tickets are $65 with part being tax deductible as the event supports the Rochester Symphony Orchestra.

Checks are payable to ROCHESTER SYMPHONY GUILD and will be held at the door. Parking is free.