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Press Release


Jean Oelrich
Director of Marketing & Communications
(714) 876-2380

Pacific Symphony League hosts "Barbeque and Brahms"- full day at an exclusive ranch with gardens, lagoon, horses, exotic animals, food, fashion, entertainment, original art and more!

October 21, 2013

Who: “Barbeque and Brahms” is being hosted by the Pacific Symphony League (Pacific Symphony’s largest support group).

Where: The event takes place at the exclusive, sprawling 20-acre Scotts Ranch in Thermal (near Palm Springs),Calif., owned by Symphony supporter and League member Gwen Williams.

What: The League is throwing a spectacular Western-style barbeque and inviting the public to attend! In addition to a delicious lunch and entertainment (live music), guests are invited to take guided tours of the estate’s expansive gardens, equestrian facilities and a veritable menagerie of exotic animals including turtles, a fully plumed ostrich, pure-bred horses, ponies and a plethora of wild birds that flock to the ranch’s fountain-fed lagoon. All of this sits beside distant waving fields of alfalfa and towering date palms that can be explored on foot or riding in the comfort of a golf cart. Also, get a sneak peek at the latest in fall designs during a fashion show by Chico’s, featuring apparel and accessories; and view a brilliant collection of original paintings by world-renowned artist, “Merrill,” known for his naturalist style of high-desert imagery.

When: Saturday, Nov. 2 (RSVP by Friday, Oct. 25, to Jennifer Greenwalt at; (714) 876-2374); departure by motor coach from Antonello Ristorante at 9:30 a.m. (returning at 7:30 p.m.). The cost is $125, per person.

Why: The League’s proceeds benefit Pacific Symphony’s many artistic and education programs!