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July 2023

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Mainly Mozart Gala Mainly Mozart dazzled supporters with a performance by a talented quartet curated by Nate Farrington, principal bass of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, who was joined by Nathan Olson, violin, co- concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony; Teddy Abrams, piano, music director of the Louisville Orchestra; and Erica Petrocelli, vocals, soprano with the Zurich and Los Angeles Opera orchestras. e gala raised critical funding for Mainly Mozart's world renowned All-Star Orchestra, its 300-member Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra, and extensive community outreach. PHOTOGRAPHY BY VINCENT ANDRUNAS Nancy Laturno, Michael Francis, and Joann Clark Jessica Lee Rattler and Mark Christopher Lawrence Johan and Sevil Brahm Esther Rodrigues, Phyllis Harris, Jo Ann Kilty, Marsha Sewell, Helen Hodges, and Mark Burgess Spotlight Gala North Coast Repertory eatre presented the 41st Spotlight Gala, with Laura Applegate and Sarah King serving as co-chairs. e volunteer gala committee prepared a festive evening for more than 200 guests that included special entertainment by actress/comedienne Rita Rudner, fine food and wine, and live and silent auctions. Darlene Marcos Shiley was recognized as San Diego's Champion for the Arts. is award is presented to individuals who have given an extraordinary measure of their time, talents, and dedication to benefit visual and performing arts in the San Diego region. PHOTOGRAPHY BY SONNY PORTACIO Joshua King and Aren Carma Katherine and Tom Foster Uplifting Voices Event committee members Andrea Moser, Kristi Pfister, Lauree Sahba, and Michelle Weinger presented an afternoon of inspiring stories from Voices for Children's Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program to lift up the voices of our community's most vulnerable children in foster care. e program on the rooftop deck at Del Mar Plaza featured a dynamic conversation with special guests Elizabeth and Stephen Wampler. e nationally and internationally acclaimed film Wampler's Ascent documents Stephen's accomplishment as the first person with cerebral palsy to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. e Wamplers now lead the Stephen J. Wampler Foundation, inspiring children with disabilities to achieve their dreams and lead fulfilling lives. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF VOICES FOR CHILDREN Thomas Connor, Jeana Sander, and Patty Cohen Sabrina Goosby and Anthony O'Leary Elizabeth and Stephen Wampler with Jessica Muñoz Bonnie Wright, Anna Couvrette, and Gigi Cramer ranchandcoast.com 90 JULY 2023 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE

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