Off to the Races

Dallas Symphony Orchestra League saddles up for spring derby party at Lone Star Park

Dallas Symphony Orchestra League saddles up for spring derby party

Mari Epperson, Barbara and Don Daseke, Ginger Sager, dsol derby kick off party
Mari Epperson, Barbara Daseke, Don Daseke, Ginger Sager  Photo by Deborah Brown
 David and Maura Jones,  Anne Davidson, Mark Porter, dsol derby party
David Jones, Maura Jones, Anne Davidson, Mark Porter Photo by Deborah Brown
xavier wilson, dsol derby kick off party
G W Hail, Allison Brodnax, Xavier Wilson, Mari Epperson,  Brian Brode Photo by Deborah Brown
Rose Gault and Marena Gaul, dsol derby party
Rose Gault, Marena Gault Photo by Deborah Brown
Melissa and Buddy Lewis, DSOL President-Elect Dixie Marshall, dsol derby kick off
Melissa Lewis, Buddy Lewis, Dixie Marshall Photo by Deborah Brown
Saied and Amir Esfahani, DSOL Derby kick off party
Saied Esfahani, Amir Esfahani Photo by Deborah Brown
Mari Epperson, Barbara and Don Daseke, Ginger Sager, dsol derby kick off party
 David and Maura Jones,  Anne Davidson, Mark Porter, dsol derby party
xavier wilson, dsol derby kick off party
Rose Gault and Marena Gaul, dsol derby party
Melissa and Buddy Lewis, DSOL President-Elect Dixie Marshall, dsol derby kick off
Saied and Amir Esfahani, DSOL Derby kick off party

Charitable Dallasites love a derby party almost as much as they love a kickoff. Recently the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League combined both at the Renaissance Collection showroom in the Design District, where the organization held an announcement party for its spring fundraiser at Lone Star Park.

Showroom owners and brothers Saied and Amir Esfahani joined derby chair Mari Epperson in welcoming DSOL supporters including Melissa and Buddy Lewis, Rose Gault, Marena Gaul, Dixie Marshall, and Ginger Sage for wine, hors d’oeuvre, and the introduction of honorary chairs Barbara and Don Daseke. Former Young Strings student Xavier Wilson provided the background music.

The 2014 Wells Fargo Dallas Symphony Derby is set for May 4 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. Although the group couldn't help but day dream about hats, horses and mint juleps, this evening was about thanking sponsors, including G. W. Hail from Lone Star Park and Brian Brode from Wells Fargo.

This highly anticipated springtime fundraiser benefits the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s education and outreach. For more information about the Dallas Symphony Derby, visit the DSOL website.