March 04, 2011

March 4, 2011
Contact: Katharene Snavely, Executive Director
Phone:  410.269.1132

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce Your Baltimore-Annapolis Lexus Dealers as presenting sponsor of the 2011 Annapolis Symphony Ball, April in Paris. On Saturday, April 16th  from 6.30 pm, at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, guests will ‘vacation’ in Paris with live entertainment, dancing to the hot sounds of the Mood Swings Big Band, a gourmet dinner a la francaise created by Executive Chef, Olivier Senoussaoui, open bar, and auction.

“Lexus is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the ASO’s 2011 Ball. This fine orchestra gives great joy to our community and we are proud to support their world class performances and innovative education programs,”  commented Paul LaRochelle, General Manager of Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis.

In addition, ASO is offering Le Cordon Blue raffle which will give the winner an extraordinary trip to Paris for two. The prize includes airfare, five nights at the deluxe Paris Madeleine, and a genuine Cordon Bleu culinary experience. Raffle tickets are just $200 each and only 100 will be sold. The winner does not need to be present to win.

An exciting highlight of April in Paris is a very special performance by ASO Concertmaster, Netanel Draiblate. Recently appointed the ASO’s Concertmaster, Netanel is an accomplished and rising star in the violin world.  He has performed internationally, and throughout the US, and made his solo debut in 2008 with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

The Event Chairs for the Ball are Peter and Manelle Martino. Tickets, at $225 each, can be purchased online at or by calling 410-269-1132. Raffle tickets can be purchased by calling the ASO office as well.

For more information contact Katharene Snavely at 410-269-1132 or Proceeds from the Ball support artistic and education programs at the ASO.


About Annapolis Symphony Orchestra

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, currently under the artistic leadership of Music Director José-Luis Novo, is recognized as the largest and most distinguished performing arts organization in Maryland’s capital city. Performing Classic, Family, Pops and special events each year, the ASO continues to rise in excellence and national reputation. The ASO reaches thousands of new audience members each year with its free summer concerts, as well as its joint concerts with the United States Naval Academy and collaborative projects with other local ballet, opera, and choral music organizations. In addition, the ASO sponsors numerous award-winning education concerts and outreach programs in community schools, sharing the joy of music with thousands of school children. For more information please visit:

About Lexus 

Lexus is the leading luxury automaker in the United States. With its reputation for high-quality products and exemplary customer service from its 229 dealers, Lexus has been the top-selling luxury automaker for eleven years in a row. In addition, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader, offering five hybrids that provide the best in innovative technology and first-class luxury. When Lexus was established in 1989, it offered two models of vehicles. Now, more than 20 years later, Lexus offers variations of 10 vehicles, from the sporty CT 200h hybrid to the V10 supercar, the LFA.