Holland America Line Hosts Fundraiser Luncheon at Port Everglades on ms Westerdam for Symphony of the Americas

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Holland America Line Hosts Fundraiser Luncheon at Port Everglades on ms Westerdam for Symphony of the Americas

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9:00am

SEATTLE, March 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ — On Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Holland America Line hosted a fundraiser luncheon aboard ms Westerdam for Symphony of the Americas, one of the company’s community partners.

During the annual event, Symphony of the Americas guest artists provided musical entertainment for attendees in the ship’s main show lounge. Following the luncheon, guests were invited to tour the ship before disembarking.

“Symphony of the Americas is an integral part of the local arts community in South Florida, and we are proud to support an organization that is so well respected across the country,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “In addition to performing, they also dedicate time to enhancing the lives of children through music education, and we are honored to be a community partner.”

Symphony of the Americas is the professional orchestra of Broward County in South Florida. Founded in 1987, the orchestra has experienced continuous growth, bringing the best of classical music to the multi-cultural population of South Florida. The Symphony has presented its International Guest Artist Series in its performance home at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts since 1991.

The Symphony is dedicated to improving the lives of children through the magic of musical investigations, both in South Florida and the Americas. The organization is proud of its partnerships to expose young at-risk students to the arts, architecture and environment, as exemplified by its continuing programs with the Bonnet House.

“Generous partners like Holland America Line allow us to be able to continue enriching lives through the power of music,” said Renee La Bonte, executive director of Symphony of the Americas. “Our annual luncheon aboard one of the line’s elegant ships is a highlight of our fundraising season.”

Learning programs such as instrument workshops and open rehearsals for school age and older students, and master classes with international guest artists, offer a wide range of experiences to stretch growing minds and senses. Symphony educational and outreach programs have reach more than 35,000 people.

For more information about Symphony of the Americas, visit www.symphonyoftheamericas.org.

For more information about Holland America Line, contact a travel professional or call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit www.hollandamerica.com.


Claire West
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