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Music In the Air

ASO celebrates Kim Allen Kluge.

SOLA co-president Sharon Walker, right, presents Maestro Kim Allen Kluge a framed copy of one of the early ASO posters "A Superconductor who operates at room temperature" at the March 2 Symphony Ball.

SOLA co-president Sharon Walker, right, presents Maestro Kim Allen Kluge a framed copy of one of the early ASO posters "A Superconductor who operates at room temperature" at the March 2 Symphony Ball. Photo by Jeanne Theismann.

The Symphony League of Alexandria held its 26th annual Symphony Ball and Auction March 2, celebrating 25 years of Maestro Kim Allen Kluge at the helm of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra.

Held at the Carlyle Westin Hotel, more than 300 people turned out for the annual black-tie event that raises funds to support the ASO and its programs.

Entertainment was provided by the Familiar Jazz Group with local man-about-town Gant Redmon acting as auctioneer for a live auction that included the ASO Wine Cellar, a trip to Tuscany, a Tabriz Oriental carpet by J&J Oriental Rug Gallery, a Potomac Riverboat cruise for 30 people aboard the Admiral Tilp and a private reception and performance by Kluge at the home of ASO board chairman Ronal Butler.

Working with Hope for the Warriors for the third consecutive year, Miriam Browning coordinated with Admiral and Mrs. Roy Snyder (ret.) to sponsor several members of the U.S. military to attend as guests for the evening.

For more information on the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, visit www.alexsym.org.