Chairman of the board at the VSO, Fred Withers of Ernst & Young, and Dr. Kathy Jones.

Chairman of the board at the VSO, Fred Withers of Ernst & Young, and Dr. Kathy Jones.

Chairman of Pilot Gold, Dr. Mark O'Dea, and wife, Victoria.

Chairman of Pilot Gold, Dr. Mark O'Dea, and wife, Victoria.

Amy and Derrick Johnstone were guests of Sunlife Financial.

Amy and Derrick Johnstone were guests of Sunlife Financial.

President and CEO of the VSO, Jeff Alexander, and chair of the Symphony Lovers' Ball, Elizabeth Gordon.

President and CEO of the VSO, Jeff Alexander, and chair of the Symphony Lovers' Ball, Elizabeth Gordon.

Chantel O'Neil with partner and VSO board member and treasurer, Colin Erb.

Chantel O'Neil with partner and VSO board member and treasurer, Colin Erb.

Gwendoline Pyatt and board member husband, Alan Pyatt. The Pyatts are philanthropists and the founders of the Alan and Gwendoline Pyatt Foundation.

Gwendoline Pyatt and board member husband, Alan Pyatt. The Pyatts are philanthropists and the founders of the Alan and Gwendoline Pyatt Foundation.

Former VSO chair of 11 years and retired president of Westcoast Energy, Art Willms, and committee member Mary Ann Clark.

Former VSO chair of 11 years and retired president of Westcoast Energy, Art Willms, and committee member Mary Ann Clark.

VP of government relations at Telus and VSO board member, Dave Cunningham, and Katarina Osterlind.

VP of government relations at Telus and VSO board member, Dave Cunningham, and Katarina Osterlind.

The Chairman of Polygon Homes and Officer of the Order of Canada, Order of British Columbia and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, philanthropist Michael Audain; committee member Sherrill Berg and husband, recently retired CEO of Vancouver Airp

The Chairman of Polygon Homes and Officer of the Order of Canada, Order of British Columbia and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, philanthropist Michael Audain; committee member Sherrill Berg and husband, recently retired CEO of Vancouver Airport.

VSO music director Bramwell Tovey and wife, Lana.

VSO music director Bramwell Tovey and wife, Lana.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's 23rd Annual Symphony Lovers' Ball
Vancouver Convention Centre West
February 21, 2013

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra was front and centre for everyone's enjoyment at its 23rd annual Symphony Lovers' Ball. Guests indulged in fine wine and cuisine while dancing the night away to beautiful music performed by the VSO—a truly remarkable and unique experience.

The black-tie event began with a Domaine Chandon wine reception and silent auction, along with a Lugaro Jewellers raffle item of a ladies Rolex watch. Guests were then treated to a mini concert, gourmet dinner, live auction and dancing to the sweet sounds of the VSO.

The evening provided invaluable support for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, raising over $750,000 in support of its music education programs. The Symphony Lovers' Ball committee is a dedicated group of volunteers who works extremely hard to present this special evening.