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

Mercury and gala chairs Ginny Hart and Robert Navo were joined by 250 guests at this gorgeous and historic venue for a glamourous evening in support of Mercury's accessible, innovative concerts and education programs. 

Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oevres prior to a scrumptious seated dinner prepared by Jackson & Company.  During dessert, masked Mercury musicians performed a memorable and dramatic concert of Italian music. After an exciting live auction, Mercury patron Lynn Wyatt drew the winning ticket for our beautiful Chopard raffle item.  Guests danced to DJ Mav and bid on array of silent auction items as the night drew to a close.  

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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 Supporters

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


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


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


The Boudreau Family
Jackson & Company
Carlie & Richard Yoo



Baker Botts LLP/David & Kelly Rose
Donna & Mike Boyd
Martha & Blake Eskew/Marcia & Tom Faschingbauer
Linda & Joe Fowler
Virginia Hart & Robert Navo
Janice & Tim Howard/Rose Ann Medlin & Bill Joor III


Christine Kirchner & Kenneth Stanley
Shannon & Jamie Mann
McGlinchey Stafford/Carol & Joel Morhman
Luc Messier
Short Stay Houston/Ralf van der Ven
Linda & Tom Sparks
Brigid & Vey Spin
Ware, Jackson, Lee, Smith, O'Neill & Barrow, LLP/Michelle & Don Jackson


Jeanette & Matt Abrell
Andy Brown/Capital Advisors, Inc.
Mary Kay & Mark Buehler
Erin & Brett Busby
Ruth & Jay Churchill
Valerie & Bryce Cramer
Ann Crawford
Rhonda & John Devins
Karen & Richard Ethun
Melinda & Lance Fielder
Rebecca Fieler
Mr. & Mrs. Bret Fossum
Jessica & Vean Gregg
Melissa & Louis Hamilton
Teryl & Robert Herman
Anna Highnote & Brent Johnston
Jean & Jim Hunter

Alison Jefferies & Lorenzo Cohen
Mariko & John Jordan
Lili & Hans Kirchner
Nathalie & George Magaud
Rosemary & Michael Malbin
Michelle Meriam
Shannon Mohrman & Kat Statman
Audrey & Robb Moses
Barbara & Peter Nassab
Joy & Jason Oden
Gabriela & Ken Owen
Joëlle & Geoffroy Petit
Melissa & David Pierson
Keith Pinchot & Charley Sellers

Sonya Reed
Laura & Tim Roberts
Roberto Cavalli
Billye & A. Isik Tezel
Julia & Terry Vine
Adriana Wechsler
Carolynne & Doug White
Gail & Chris Williamson
Kimberly & Trey Wilkinson
Deborah & Claude Wynn
Michael Wynne
Annette & Ron Young
Monica & Larry Ziemba

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
Michael Roque Collins & Gayle Collins
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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