1. The 161st Anniversary Concert and Ball, Philadelphia’s premier annual white-tie gala, celebrated this iconic building’s 161st birthday on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra along with special guest Steve Martin, dazzled attendees during the concert. It was a spectacular evening of music, dining, and dancing. The white-tie event
began with an Open House reception before the Anniversary Concert at the Academy of Music. The Ball including dinner and dancing to the music of six bands followed at the Hyatt at the Bellevue Hotel. Proceeds contribute to the restoration and preservation of The Academy of Music, a national historic landmark. Ambassador of Austria Wolfgang Waldner chatted with Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin.
2. Paul De Janosi, Andrew Brown, Lydie Szabo Brown, and Greg and Diane Hillyard paused for a photo during the reception. Lydie Szabo Brown was the 161st Anniversary Concert and Ball co-chair.
4. Mary Duong, Mark Nicoletti, Heather Laubscher, Jacqueline Herb and Scott Martin.
5. Greg Montanaro paused for a photo with Gudrun and Wolfgang Waldner, the Ambassador of Austria.
6. Ali Young, Christina and John Saler and Jody Lewis.
7. Sarah and Brad Marshall, Carolyn Slota and Glenn Price.
10. Jessica Annas and her father Chis Annas chatted with Pat and Tom Campbell.
11. Erika Blatt, Cory Siegfried, his parents Linda and Steve Siegfried and Cindy and Brian Crochiere.
14. John and Yasmina Giordano, Dottie Giordano and Kathryn and Chris Topolewski.
15. Lesley and Frank Coulson III and Topher and Ashley Patterson.
19. Allen Tram, Eric Smith, Lynsie Solomon and John Sacks.
24. Fred Hagen, Diane Semingson, Anne Ewers and Robert Nish.
28. (From left) Dawn McCloud, David Alexander Jenkins, Sophia Boris, Fritz Spang, HH Sunilia Kemar marlipudi of India (Suni Silvan) attended the Academy Ball.
30. Brian and Alicia Lapann, Brendan Walsh and Maggie Knaust.
33. Jack and Maria Trafton and Kelly and Richard Wolfington.
34. Tom Innes, Marsha Levick, Kathleen and Nick Chimicles, Sue Mangold and Rick Kohler.
35. Jim and Mary Jo Danella and Robin and Joe Meterschick.
38. John and Christina Saler chatted with Governor Tom Wolf.
43. Raheem Ghouse, Adelaide Morphett, James Allsopp, Dara Morales and Jane Allsopp.