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Barbara and Don Daseke

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Bill and Shirley McIntyre

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Clay Cooley, Margaret McDermott and Lisa Cooley

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David and Renee Karp

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Fehmi and Elizabeth Karahan

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Hon. Mike Rawlings and Micki Rawlings

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Joe Hubach and Colleen O'Connor

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Joseph F. Hubach

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Kara and Randall Goss

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Key and Katherine Coker

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Lissa Wagner, Bill Gau and Sherwood Wagner

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Mark Porter and Anne Davidson

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Michelle Miller Burns, Jaap van Zweden and Sanjiv Yajnik

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Nancy Nasher and David J. Haemisegger

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Pat and Charles McEvoy

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Rhonda and Fraser Marcus

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Roger and Marena Gault

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Ross and Margot Perot

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Shaw Henry, Robert Grenfell, Javier Burkle, Mason McCleskey, Graeme Ross

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Sheila and Jody Grant

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The after party

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YoYo Ma

2017 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala & After-Party

By Cynthia Smoot              Photography by Kristina Bowman and Lara Bierner

THE SCENE: Dallas’s most charitable recently gathered at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center for the 2017 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala. The black-tie evening affair began with a cocktail reception, followed by an extravagant dinner in the beautifully decorated Meyerson lobby. Following the seated dinner, guests moved to the Eugene McDermott Concert Hall to enjoy a performance by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra with world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, conducted by Jaap van Zweden, who begins his final season as Music Director of the DSO.

THE VIBE:  Guests were welcomed by DSO Interim President & CEO Michelle Miller Burns and gala chairs Lisa and Clay Cooley. Gala honorary chair Margaret McDermott was recognized for her long-time contributions to the DSO and the Dallas community at large. The after-party was chaired by Graeme Ross, Lara and Brian Pryor with Wren and Benji Homsey as the honorary after-party chairs.

During the after party, guests socialized in the Opus lounge as they enjoyed cocktails, savories and desserts. Partygoers relaxed in the Ritz-Carlton Dallas Lounge as massage therapists went to work on dance-tired feet. The late-night entertainment featured DJ Steffi Burns spinning tunes for the packed dance floor.

THE CAUSE:  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. The DSO’s involvement with the City of Dallas and the surrounding region includes an award-winning multi-faceted educational program, community projects, popular parks concerts and youth programming.