(From left) Johann Strauss Society of the Philippines Foundation Inc. (JSSP) Wiener Ball co-chairpersons Tanzania Consul Betty Chua and Virginia Lane, JSSP chairman Monaco Consul General Fortune Ledesma, JSSP VP and Wiener Ball event chairperson Gambia Consul Agnes Huibonhoa and JSSP president Olga Martel.
The Wiener Ball
OH YES, IT’S JOHNNY! - Johnny Litton (The Philippine Star) - April 21, 2019 - 12:00am

“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” — Ludwig van Beethoven

The Johann Strauss Society of the Philippines Foundation Inc. (JSSP) recently held its annual gala concert at the Rizal Ballroom of Makati Shangri-La Manila. The event, dubbed the “Wiener Ball,” was adapted from a real grand social event in Vienna.

Under the indefatigable leadership of JSSP chairman Monaco Consul General Fortune Ledesma, president Olga Martel, event chairperson and vice president Gambia Consul Agnes Huibonhoa and co-chairpersons Tanzania Consul Betty Chua and Virginia Lane, the glitz-and-glamour occasion was graced by distinguished ambassadors and their elegant spouses.

The evening was a celebration of classical music under the baton of maestro Peter Ritzen, much to the delight and enjoyment of everyone. After indulging in the heavenly melodies, guests were treated to a lavish dinner, the perfect way to cap off the evening. All of the proceeds from the event will go to JSSP’s various beneficiaries, one of them is the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Congratulations to the Johann Strauss Society of the Philippines Foundation Inc. for yet another successful fundraiser!

Greetings

Happy birthday to our celebrators today, Jayelles’ Suzette del Rosario-Morelos, Marivic Rufino and STAR Entertainment editor Ricky Lo.

Advance birthday greetings to Moët Hennessy’s Olga Azarcon, April 22; Carlos Perez Rubio and Roce Aguado, April 23; Belle Litton Buñag, April 24; Bummer Santiago, Herminio Aquino, FCCP’s Erlie Gamboa and Conchita Toda, April 25; Alejandro Oppen, JG Summit Holdings’ James Go and Marisa Cojuangco, April 26; Cesar Gabaldon and Marty Lopez, April 27.

So, how was your week?

(For comments and inquiries, please e-mail me at jjlitton@indanet.com.)

JOHANN STRAUSS SOCIETY OF THE PHILIPPINES FOUNDATION INC.
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