Orchestra Nova takes musicians and their sponsors on a cruise


As a special thank you to sponsors of its Heart of the Orchestra program, Orchestra Nova presented both the sponsors and the musicians they are

sponsoring a tour on San Diego’s bay on Sunday morning, June 10, aboard a special yacht. The cruise, which included a special catered brunch, was hosted by Jung-Ho Pak, artistic director and conductor, Dana Zimbric, associate conductor, and Beverly Lambert, chief executive officer.

The Heart of the Orchestra program was initiated in 2011 to give Nova supporters who donate from $5,000 to $20,000 the opportunity to partner with one of its stars, the musicians and conductors, and to forge a special bond with them through special events and one-on-one interactions.

The yacht was provided by Fraser Yachts and captained by Michael Selter. Glenn John Capital and the ABS Fund, led by Glenn Howard, was also a sponsor of the event.

Heart of the Orchestra sponsors include Frances Hunter (Hunter Industries) of Rancho Santa Fe; Nancy Snyder of Solana Beach; Barbara and Dick Daly of San Diego; Vic and Louise Engleman of San Diego; Matt and Ellen Burkhart from Del Mar; Judy Moore from La Jolla; Kathleen Davis from Rancho Santa Fe; and Ed and Julie Sinclair from Juneau, Alaska and La Jolla.

“It was such fun,” said Nancy Snyder. “To get to visit with the musicians and with Jung-Ho and Dana was such a treat – what wonderful individuals they all are!”

“We are committed to providing a real connection between our guests and the stars of our orchestra and Heart of the Orchestra is one of the core programs that make the Nova Experience special for everyone,” says Beverly Lambert, chief executive officer.

“What separates a great musician from merely a good one is that the great ones play with heart. Our musicians play with heart.”

– Jung-Ho Pak.