More than 300 people attended Russkaya Noch, an evening of cocktails and dinner along the river following the Joshua Bell concert on Saturday night, February 27 at the Times-Union Center. Cari Sanchez-Potter of The Legend Series and Melissa White worked with the Symphony’s Jennifer Behr, Director of Patron Engagement, to create a special evening. The dinner menu included crispy duck leg and red wine braised boneless beef short rib "stroganoff," catered by The Chef’s Garden. The dessert reception, with items like vanilla bean chiffon cake with vanilla bean buttercream, was prepared by Calli Marie Bakes of BREW.
Seen: violin virtuoso Joshua Bell, music director Courtney Lewis, event sponsors Monica and Bob Jacoby, Martha Barrett of Bank of American/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Molly Curry, John Peyton and Dr. Kathryn Pearson Peyton, The Shircliffs, The Tim Costs, Mary Virginia Terry, Mrs. Mihaela Ionescu and Mark A. Spatola, Michael and Kim Ward, Jason Altmire and Susan Towler of Florida Blue.