Honorary Chairs Announced, Duke Symphony Returns to Beaufort
Drum roll, please… We are happy to announce that Steve and Vicki Mix have agreed to serve as honorary chairs for the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation’s annual Duke Symphony Orchestra Concert on March 22, 2014. Steve and Vicki have been longtime supporters of both Beaufort Memorial Hospital and Duke University and have been involved in the concert throughout its eleven year run.
“We always enjoy the concert as well as hosting some of the students at our home that weekend,” says Vicki. “My husband, my daughter, and my sister-in-law are all graduates of Duke so it’s easy – and special – for us to bond with the students. We are proud of the Duke students for volunteering their talents to our cancer program and our hospital, so it’s really a win-win.” Proceeds from the concert support BMH’s Healing Arts Program at the Keyserling Cancer Center and in the main hospital.
Steve and Vicki are no strangers to Beaufort Memorial. In addition to helping make the Duke Symphony Orchestra Concert a success, they have co-chaired the Valentine Ball and been loyal supporters of the BMH Foundation. Vicki has served on the board of the foundation, following in Steve’s mother’s footsteps. Today, Steve works in the hospital’s outpatient rehab program. An avid lepidopterist (butterfly collector), Steve even donated his breath-taking display of South American butterflies to BMH’s Healing Arts Program. “We knew the perfect place in the hospital for the butterfly display,” said BMHF Executive Director Alice Moss. “The piece hangs in our Women’s Imaging Center for patients and guests to enjoy while they wait; it is unique, beautiful and soothing.”
You can join Steve and Vicki at this year’s concert at USCB’s Center for the Arts. Conductor Harry Davidson returns with over 60 Duke students to perform works of well-known and emerging classical composers. “The conductor really engages the audience,” says Vicki. “It adds a lot when he gives you background on the composer and the history of a piece before it is performed. We know this will be a special evening.”
General admission tickets are $35. Patron tickets start at $75 and include premium seating and an invitation to the post-concert conductor’s reception. To purchase tickets, visit www.bmhsc.org or call (843) 522-5774.