Spotlight on music – RPV’s Brooks honors AASA conductor Benoit
The Asia America Symphony Association held its annual tennis tournament banquet, dinner and concert last month at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. The event included a silent and live auction, with Manhattan Beach City Councilman Steve Napolitano serving as guest auctioneer. Rancho Palos Verdes City Councilwoman Susan Brooks made a special presentation to AASA Music Director David Benoit, honoring him for his 20 years as the organization’s creative director. The highlight of the evening was a performance by Benoit, who was joined with several AASA alumni who have gone on to professional careers in music. The group was also joined by vocalist and recording artist Courtney Fortune. Proceeds will support AASA music education programs. For more information, visit AASymphony.org.