2024 Wine Dinner and Collector’s Auction


Friday, May 3, 2024
Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
Nancy & Bryan Ruez, Chair
Jack Matzer, Collector’s Auction Chair

Join us on the Jones Hall stage for this Houston Symphony exclusive celebration, boasting an extensive collector’s auction and gourmet seated dinner. The evening includes:

  • An extensive Collector’s Auction where you will find rare and exceptional wines, your favorite vintages, spirits, and related experiences
  • A seated, multi-course dinner with wines expertly chosen by John & Lindy Rydman and Lisa Rydman Lindsey of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods
  • A chance to win a prestigious case of 100-point wines, all rated 100 points by Robert Parker

This gala supports the Houston Symphony’s industry-leading Education and Community Engagement initiatives, at Jones Hall and in schools, hospitals, and other venues throughout the city. These activities include education programs that serve students in 26 area school districts and a Health and Wellness initiative for patients, their families, and caregivers at three Texas Medical Center hospitals.


For questions or to purchase table or tickets, please contact:
Stacey Swift, Director, Special Events, stacey.swift@houstonsymphony.org

This event begins with a reception for guests to sip wine and champagne while exploring a variety of outstanding wines, spirits, and wine-related items in the silent auction.

All bidding will be done electronically through your mobile device, and an online auction catalog will be available to view prior to the event. Be sure to bring your mobile device or tablet to the event to participate.

If you have an interest for fine wine and spirits, and are interested in donating to the Collector’s Auction, please contact:

Stacey Swift, Director, Special Events
Email: stacey.swift@houstonsymphony.org
Phone: 713.337.8523

Where do I park?
Complimentary valet is a benefit to all table and ticket buyers

What is the attire?
Black tie

FMV: $450 per seat assigned

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