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slides: Party Report: Symphony’s Showalter Feted at Gentleman-Callers Dinner

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

 

Oregon Symphony's Scott Showalter and Metropolitan's Youth Symphony's Andres Lopera. Photo by Byron Beck.

Whitebird's Walter Jaffe and Paul King, joined by their bird/company mascot Barney, and Thomas Lauderdale and Bob Speltz, hosted a very special Pop-Up Gentleman-Callers Dinner Party for Scott Showalter, the new President of Oregon Symphony.

It was an opportunity for local influencers to meet the man who will likely have the greatest influence on the Oregon Symphony over the coming years.  

Oregon Symphony hired Showalter earlier this year to become the president and chief executive officer of this august Portland institution. Showalter, who came to Portland at the suggestion of Lauderdale, was previously a major fundraiser for the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Those gathered to dine at the Jaffe/King home with Showalter included Oregon Ballet Theatre's Kevin Irving, Metropolitan's Youth Symphony's Andres Lopera, Portland State University's Dean of College of the Arts Robert Bucker, Travel Portland's Jeff Miller, and dancers Minh Tran, Eric Skinner and Daniel Kirk among others. 

The evening affair featuring drinks and a casual dinner of Ceaser salad, a rice and bread dish and giant prawns and capped off by two cakes covered in coconut. 

Banner photo of Scott Showalter, Bob Speltz and Andres Lopera by Byron Beck. 

 

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Whitebird's Walter Jaffe and Paul King, joined by their bird/company mascot Barney, and Thomas Lauderdale and Bob Speltz hosted a very special Pop-Up Gentleman-Callers Dinner Party for Scott Showalter, the new President of Oregon Symphony.

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Scott, Bob & Andres

Scott Showalter,  Bob Speltz and Andres Lopera at a very special Pop-Up Gentleman-Callers Dinner Party for the new President of Oregon Symphony.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Dinner Time

Pre-dinner at a very special Pop-Up Gentleman-Callers Dinner Party for the new President of Oregon Symphony.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Fred, Matthew & Alex

Frederic Koeleman, Matthew Boyes and Alex Marashian at a very special Pop-Up Gentleman-Callers Dinner Party for the new President of Oregon Symphony.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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The Boys and The Bird

Walter Jaffe, Scott Showalter, Bob Speltz, Paul King and Barney at a very special Pop-Up Gentleman-Callers Dinner Party for the new President of Oregon Symphony.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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A few of the Gentlemen

Bob Bucker Will Carter, Neil Mattuci, Jeff Miller and Juan Martinez at a very special Pop-Up Gentleman-Callers Dinner Party for the new President of Oregon Symphony.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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A few more Gentlemen

Vinh Wong, Andres Lopera, Scott Showalter and Kyle Mustain at a very special Pop-Up Gentleman-Callers Dinner Party for the new President of Oregon Symphony.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Bob, Eric and Daniel

Bob Speltz, Eric Skinner and Daniel Kirk at a very special Pop-Up Gentleman-Callers Dinner Party for the new President of Oregon Symphony.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Scott and Andres

Scott Showalter and Andres Lopera at a very special Pop-Up Gentleman-Callers Dinner Party for the new President of Oregon Symphony.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

 
 

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