Those attending the Bella Notte Gala at Carlos Creek Winery on Sunday, Oct. 17 were transported back in time – musically – as they enjoyed arrangements from the Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra that featured movie classics from the 1930s and 1940s.

There were songs from The Wizard of Oz, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Miracle on 34th Street, as well as salutes to songwriter Hoagy Carmichael and other classic cinema selections.

The CLSO fundraiser also included appetizers, as well as live and silent auction items.

Organizers were pleased with the outpouring of support for the arts. More than 150 attended the gala.

It was sponsored by Carlson Music Center and Soderholm Insurance with support from the Lake Region Arts Council and Alexandria Public Schools Community Education.

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Based in Alexandria, the Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra is now in its 11th season.