Saturday, May 12, 2018
The Post Oak at Uptown Houston
Robin Angly and Miles Smith, Chairs
Darrin Davis and Mario Gudmundsson, Co-chairs
Ann Ayre and Helen Shaffer, Ball Auction Co-chairs

The Ball will be an elegant, black-tie evening reminiscent of the 1940’s and 50’s, featuring a seated dinner and silent auction that includes one-of-a-kind luxury items, exceptional experiences and private dinners from some of Houston’s top chefs. Guests will enjoy performances by the soulful David Caceres Orchestra, followed by DJ Kalkutta at the Ball After Party.

A highlight of the Houston social season, the Symphony Ball is attended by business, community and philanthropic leaders, along with many members of the Houston Symphony family. This is all made possible by our generous Presenting Sponsor, Phillips 66. All proceeds benefit the Symphony’s
Education and Community Programming.

Read more about the history of The Balinese Room here.

Click to view the 2018 Ball Auction Catalog (Online Edition). Buy It Now opportunities valid until May 11, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.



All table and ticket levels include complimentary valet parking, recognition in press materials, InTune magazine and event-related materials. 

$100,000 Royal Flush Table
Premier table for fourteen – Place card service – VIP Valet service – Invitation for three couples to attend the Underwriter Reception

$75,000 Straight Flush Table
Premier table for twelve – Place card service – VIP Valet service – Invitation for two couples to attend the
Underwriter Reception

$50,000 Four-of-a-Kind Table
Prominent table for ten – Place card service – VIP Valet service – Invitation for two couples to attend the
Underwriter Reception

$25,000 Full House Table
Table for ten – Invitation for host couple to attend the Underwriter Reception

$15,000 Flush Table
Table for ten – Invitation for host couple to attend the Underwriter Reception

$6,250 Straight Individual Ticket
Prominent seating – VIP Valet service – Invitation to attend the Underwriter Reception

$2,500 Three-of-a-Kind Individual Ticket
Prominent seating – Invitation to attend the Underwriter Reception


$1,500 Two-Pair Individual Ticket

$750 Young Associates Council (SOLD OUT)/Symphony League Individual Ticket (SOLD OUT) 

$1,500 Musician Sponsor Ticket
Two seats for a Houston Symphony musician and their guest

To purchase a table or tickets to the 2018 Symphony Ball: The Balinese Room, please click here

For further information, contact:
Rachel Klaassen, Associate, Special Events at
713-337-8520 or



Robin Angly and Miles Smith
Cora Sue & Harry Mach / Joella and Steven P. Mach
Phoebe and Bobby Tudor

Janet F. Clark
Kathrine McGovern / John P. McGovern Foundation
Kirkland & Ellis
Beth Madison
Spec’s Charitable Foundation / Spec’s Wine, Spirits & Finer Foods / John and Lindy Rydman & Lisa Rydman
Vinson & Elkins

Farida A. Abjani
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Bank of Texas
Viviana and David Denechaud / Sidley Austin
ENGIE North America
ExxonMobil Corporation
Frost Bank
Mariglyn and Stephen Glenn
Claudia and David Hatcher
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Mike and Carolyn Mann
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Katie and Bob Orr / Oliver Wyman
Miwa Sakashita and Dr. John Stroehlein
Betty and Jesse B. Tutor
USI Southwest


Justice Brett and Erin Busby
Mary Lynn and Steve Marks
Nancy and Robert Peiser
Sybil F. Roos
Emily Schreiber / Schreiber and Solera Family Fund
Jo Dee and Cliff Wright
Ellen A. Yarrell

Phoebe Barnard
Maureen Y. Higdon
Irene Bourke and Joe Waiter
Zane and Brady Carruth
Andrew Davis and Corey Tu
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney H. Margolis
Barbara and Pat McCelvey
Charlene and Charles Nickson
Mrs. Carol Lee Robertson
Susan and Andrew Truscott
Wells Fargo Bank
Jane and Frank Yonish
Rini and Edward Ziegler

Genevera Allen and Michael Weylandt
Rita and Jeffrey Aron
Ann and Jonathan Ayre
Valerie and Tracy Dieterich
Terry Everett and Eric Cheyney
Roz and Byron Cooley
Andrea and Lawrence Conklin
Annette and Knut Eriksen
Christine Falgout and Bill Gutknecht
Kimberly Falgout and Evan Scheele
Jennifer and Joshua Gravenor
Shamika and Melvin Johnson
Stacy and Jason Johnson
Shane Miller
Aprill Nelson
Courtney and Jose Obregon
Susan and Ed Osterberg
Toni Oplt and Ed Schneider
Brooke and Nathaniel Richards
Helen and Jim Shaffer
Leslie Siller
Michelle Stair
Saula and Paolo Valente
Dr. Robert Wilkins and Dr. Mary Ann Reynolds-Wilkins

Nancy Ames and Danny Ward
Denise and Philip Bahr
Elise and Jeff Cross
Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein and Martin Fein
Alexandra and Daniel Gottschalk
Ginni and Richard Mithoff
Sybil F. Roos

Joan and Stanford Alexander
Anne and Albert Chao
Mr. and Mrs. Marvy A. Finger
Doe and Henry Florsheim
Dr. Rita Justice
Cynthia and Tony Petrello
Evie Ronald
Betsy Cook Weber and Rick Weber
Nancy and Steven Williams


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