The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

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The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

Victoria Wyman , Sylvia Hemingway , Stephen Benko , Kathryn Livingston Forgan

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

Bill Yun, Julie Pruett Yun

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

Cole Rumbough

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

Victoria Wyman , Sylvia Hemingway

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

Stephen Benko

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

Ambassador Donald Blinken, Vera Blinken, Alexandra Nicklas, Mike Lovdal, Thuythi Daily

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

Stanley Rumbough, Cole Rumbough, Whitney Schott, James Sanderson

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

George Ledes and Christine Schott Ledes

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

Alexandra Nicklas, Thuythi Daily

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

Sylvia Hemingway, Mike Lovdal

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

Carol Staub, Steven Dunsinger, Kelly Langberg

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

Vera Blinken, Geraldine Brower

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party
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The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

Richard Ledes, Brooke Elkin

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

Sylvia Hemingway, Alexandra Nicklas

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

Radka Benko, Stephen Benko

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

Victoria Wyman, Hans von Schirach

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

Maryanne Horwath, Vadica Oblensky, Radka Benko

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

Stephen Benko, Sylvia Hemingway

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

Cole Rumbough, Leah Rumbough, Christine Schott Ledes

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

Hans von Schirach, Kathryn Livingston Forgan, Stanley Rumbough

The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Summer Kick-off Party

Kelly Langberg, George Ledes

Friday, August 26, 2016 — Former US Ambassador to Hungary Donald Blinken and his wife Vera, Former Town & Country Editor Kathryn Livingston Forgan, Hamptons socialites Victoria Wyman, Leah & Stanley Rumbough, Julianne Pruett & Bill Yun, singer/songwriter Cole Rumbough and others joined Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Chairman Stephen Benko and his wife Radka at the Bridgehampton home of Sylvia Hemingway to kick-off the music season as legendary Maestro Ivan Fisher prepares to perform with his beloved orchestra at Lincoln Center in February.

Ms. Hemingway served cocktails and hors d’oeuvre poolside as Mr. Benko welcomed guests and shared what the Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra have planned for the year ahead including an evening of music at the Hungarian Consulate in October.

After the cocktail reception, Hemingway served a small dinner in celebration of her friend, Mike Lovdal’s birthday.

Other guests included: Christine & George Ledes, Dr. Kenneth Mark, Neal Batra, Whitney Schott & James Sanderson.

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