I HEAR A SYMPHONY

Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala Celebrates New Season

By Jake Gaines
Photography by
Lara Bierner and Kristina Bowman

THE SCENE: Dallas’ charitable swells gathered recently at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center for the 2015 Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala. The black tie evening began with a cocktail reception followed by an extravagant dinner in the all white chic-transformed Meyerson lobby. Following the seated dinner, guests made their way into the concert hall to listen to a rare performance by world-renowned violinist, Pinchas Zukerman, conducted by DSO Music Director Jaap van Zweden.

THE VIBE: The after-party was hosted by the Vivaldi Patron Circle, with Anna-Sophia van Zweden serving as the honorary after-party chair. During the after-party, guests socialized in the Opus lounge as they enjoyed cocktails, savories and desserts. Party-goers relaxed in the Ritz-Carlton Dallas Lounge as massage therapists went to work on dance-tired feet. The late-night entertainment featured DJ Lucy Wrubel spinning tunes for the packed dance floor.

THE CAUSE: The 2015 gala co-chairs were Jennifer and Coley Clark and Katherine and Key Coker. As the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is committed to inspiring the broadest possible audience with distinctive classical programs, inventive pops concerts and innovative multi-media presentations. Sponsors of the event included AT&T, The Ritz-Carlton Dallas and NorthPark Center.

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