Special Events


Mercury holds its ninth annual gala on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Houston's magnificent Corinthian.

Join Mercury and gala chairs Ginny Hart and Robert Navo at this gorgeous and historic venue for a glamourous evening in support of Mercury's accessible, innovative concerts and education programs.  Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oevres prior to a scrumptious seated dinner prepared by Jackson & Company.  During dessert, hear a memorable concert by Mercury — a fun, vibrant and dynamic group of musicians nationally known for turning every musical paradigm on its head — and then hit the dance floor and bid the night away on silent and live auctions.  Contact Kade Smith, Development Director, for more details at 713.533.0080 or kade@mercuryhouston.org.


In partnership with Mercury, Chopard is the premiere sponsor of the 2017 Gala



Mercury’s spectacular raffle item, the Chopard Happy Sport Ladies' Watch, was provided by Chopard. All proceeds benefit Mercury education and concert programs.


2017 Gala Table Hosts

Mercury would like to thank the following patrons for their generous support of Mercury's 2017 Gala: The Masquerade.


Cathy & Randy Crath
Lori Muratta & Antoine Plante
Petrello Family Foundation
Southern Chemical Corporation/Christine & Jan Spin


Amy & Lloyd Kirchner
Phillips 66/Sharon & Tim Taylor
Kristine & Stephen Wallace
Zachry Group


Carlie & Richard Yoo



Baker Botts LLP/David & Kelly Rose
The Boudreau Family
Martha & Blake Eskew/Marcia & Tom Faschingbauer
Virginia Hart & Robert Navo
Janice & Tim Howard/Rose Ann Medlin & Bill Joor III
Jackson and Company


Christine Kirchner & Kenneth Stanley
Luc Messier
McGlinchey Stafford/Carol & Joel Morhman
Short Stay Houston/Ralf van der Ven
Ware, Jackson, Lee, Smith, O'Neill & Barrow, LLP


Audrey & Robb Moses
Barbara & Peter Nassab
Joëlle & Geoffroy Petit
Roberto Cavalli
A Isik Tezel
Carolynne & Doug White
Michael Wynne

Donna & Mike Boyd
Andy Brown/Capital Advisors, Inc.
Mary Kay & Mark Buehler
Rebecca Fieler
Mr. & Mrs. Bret Fossum
Jean & Jim Hunter
Mariko & John Jordan
Lili & Hans Kirchner
Rosemary & Michael Malbin

2017 Host Committee

Roxana & David Boudreau
Donna & Mike Boyd
Mary Kay & Mark Buehler
Cathy & Randy Crath
Martha & Blake Eskew
Marcia & Tom Faschingbauer
Rebecca Fieler
Ana Treviño-Godfrey & Jonathan Godfrey
Janice & Tim Howard
Alison Jefferies & Lorenzo Cohen
Kirsten Jensen & David Kerley
Christine Kirchner & Kenneth Stanley

Amy & Lloyd Kirchner
Lili & Hans Kirchner
Christopher Levy
Julia & Keith Little
Rosemary & Michael Malbin
Shannon & Jamie Mann
Carol & Joel Morhman/McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
Rose Ann Medlin & William E. Joor III
Luc Messier
Lori Muratta & Antoine Plante
Doris Nelson
Eileen O’Neill/Ware, Jackson, Lee, Smith, O’Neill & Barrow, LLP

Joëlle & Geoffroy Petit
Cynthia & Anthony Petrello
Kelly & David Rose/Baker Botts LLP
Sharon & Tim Taylor/Phillips 66
Christine & Jan Spin/Southern Chemical Corporation
Patricia Martinez & Ralf Van Der Ven/Short Stay Houston
Kristine & Stephen Wallace
Gail & Chris Williamson
Lynn & Oscar Wyatt
Michael Wynne
Carlie & Richard Yoo


2017 Auction Donors

Mercury would like to thank the following organizations and individuals for contributing auction items to Mercury's 2017 Gala: The Masquerade.

Abrahams Oriental Rugs
Alice and Olivia’s
The Alley Theater
Alvin Gee Photography
Ars Lyrica Houston
Art of Cellaring
Asia Society Texas Center
Avenu Fitness

BB1 Classic
Beautique Day Spa & Salon
Billy Reid
Black Hawk Country Club
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Boca Raton Resort & Club

Café Rabelais
Capella Ixtapa Resort & Spa
Carlos Hernandez, Artist
Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano
Carolyn Gentry, Artist
Catastrophic Theatre
Catering by George
Chez Nous
Classical Theater
CloClo & Rino
The Cotton Club

Da Camera
D'Amico's Italian Market Café
Donald Pliner
The Dunlavy
ExCargo Services
Four Seasons Hotel Houston
Friends of Fondren Library
Denise Gaspard, Art Consultant
Gittings Portraiture
Glassell School of Art
Ana Treviño-Godfrey & Jonathan Godfrey
Debra & Mark Gregg
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Inc.
Graycliff Manor

Ginny Hart & Robert Navo
Helen Greek Food and Wine
Hermann Park Conservancy
Houston Ballet
Houston Cinema Arts Society
Houston Dairymaids
Houston Grand Opera
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Symphony
Houston Zoo
Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

Jackson & Co.
John Hovig, Artist
Lloyd Kirchner
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
The Lancaster Hotel
Laurenzo's El Tiempo, Tony Mandola's
Léránt Gift Shop
Lucille's/Chris Williams
lucy Activewear

Macarons by Patisse
Madison Lily Rugs
Main Street Theater
Mariquita Masterson
Michael Kors
Michaelyndon Salon
Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company
Mostly Chocolate
Lori Muratta & Antoine Plante
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Music of the Spheres

Neiman Marcus
The Nice Winery
Nicole Longnecker Gallery
Norton Ditto
Nos Caves Vin Frostwood
Ouisie's Table

Chef Soren Pedersen
Joëlle & Geoffroy Petit
Phillips 66/Tim Taylor
Portraits, Inc.
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
Roberto Cavalli
Rothko Chapel

Sakowitz Furs
Saks Fifth Avenue
The Shepherd School of Music
Silverlight Photography
Smith & Wollensky
Southern Chemical
Southwest Airlines
Stages Repertory Theatre

Temple Fitness
Texas Renaissance Fair
Tiny Boxwoods
Tory Burch

Under the Volcano
Kristine & Stephen Wallace
Weights + Measures/Richard Kaplan
The Whitehall
Gail & Chris Williamson
The Woodlands Country Club
The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival
Yoga One

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