San Antonio Symphony League Debutantes Presented For The Arts
By Ellie Leeper
Photography By Greg Harrison
THE SCENE: The San Antonio Symphony League hosted its 44th annual Symphony Ball this spring at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort. The theme for this year’s gala was “An Evening in Monet’s Garden,” honoring Mr. and Mrs. Denny Ware. The ball chairs were Kelly and Matt Strange, and Mrs. Karen Newton served as the Belle chair.
THE VIBE: The ballroom was transformed into an elegant and magical garden that paid homage to Monet’s French Impressionism. The ladies in white dresses bowed on stage in front of a botanical backdrop holding their bouquets of roses, and were surrounded by floral arrangements throughout the venue designed by Tom Cardenas and RTC Floristry. After the presentation, narrated by Deborah Knapp, guests enjoyed dinner presented by the hotel’s executive chef and staff and danced the night away to the sounds of the band, Chinatown.
THE CAUSE: For several decades, the league has proudly presented young women into San Antonio society who are the children or grandchildren of the members and participants of former Symphony balls. These young ladies, or “Belles,” are part of a program that introduces them to the community with various service projects throughout high school, eventually leading to their senior year debutante presentation. One hundred percent of the annual contributions from the ball are donated to the San Antonio Symphony to support its ability to continue producing and playing impressive programs. The Symphony will open the 2014-2015 season in their new home this September, at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.