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Dallas young professionals show symphony love at wintry Uptown fête

Dallas young professionals show symphony love at wintry Uptown fête

Allison Ketchum, Allison Brodnax, Abby Widom, Jessica Cafferty, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Allison Ketchum, Allison Brodnax, Abby Widom, Jessica Cafferty Photo by Lara Bierner
Ashley Aspinwall, Mary Summers, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Ashley Aspinwall, Mary Summers Photo by Lara Bierner
Michael Dement, Caroline Carr, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Michael Dement, Caroline Carr Photo by Lara Bierner
Blair Butler, Ellen Flowers, Janie Flowers, Peter Butler, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Balir Butler, Ellen Flowers, Janie Flowers, Peter Butler Photo by Lara Bierner
Alex Baker, Patrick Hamner, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Alex Baker, Patrick Hamner Photo by Lara Bierner
Shanna Lee, Farrin Mann, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Shanna Lee, Farrin Mann Photo by Lara Bierner
Nadine Kanyga, Dan Weatherall, Laura Locke, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Nadine Kanyga, Dan Weatherall Photo by Lara Bierner
Courtney Rider, Julian Leaver, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Courtney Rider, Julian Leaver Photo by Lara Bierner
David Cooper, Christina Geyer, Jennifer Humphreys, Alex Bolton, Vivaldi Patron Circle
David Cooper, Christina Geyer, Jennifer Humphreys, Alex Bolton Photo by Lara Bierner
Peter Dysert, Lauren Dysert, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Peter Dysert, Lauren Dysert Photo by Lara Bierner
Chandler Richards, Cari Bray, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Chandler Richards, Cari Bray Photo by Lara Bierner
Caroline Snabes, Kayla KcKinley, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Caroline Snabes, Kayla McKinley Photo by Lara Bierner
Michael Metcalf, Bridgette Bell, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Michael Metcalf, Bridgette Bell Photo by Lara Bierner
Paige Tackett, Allison Brodnax, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Paige Tackett, Allison Brodnax Photo by Lara Bierner
Allison Ketchum, Allison Brodnax, Abby Widom, Jessica Cafferty, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Ashley Aspinwall, Mary Summers, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Michael Dement, Caroline Carr, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Blair Butler, Ellen Flowers, Janie Flowers, Peter Butler, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Alex Baker, Patrick Hamner, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Shanna Lee, Farrin Mann, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Nadine Kanyga, Dan Weatherall, Laura Locke, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Courtney Rider, Julian Leaver, Vivaldi Patron Circle
David Cooper, Christina Geyer, Jennifer Humphreys, Alex Bolton, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Peter Dysert, Lauren Dysert, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Chandler Richards, Cari Bray, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Caroline Snabes, Kayla KcKinley, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Michael Metcalf, Bridgette Bell, Vivaldi Patron Circle
Paige Tackett, Allison Brodnax, Vivaldi Patron Circle

Music-loving young professionals recently gathered for a winter fete at the Hotel ZaZa art gallery, where Vivaldi Patron Circle members welcomed familiar faces and got acquainted with new ones to recruit the next audience for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Attendees — including Katie Puder, David Cooper, Caitlin Fojtasek, Christie Sheffield, Caroline Carr, Lauren and Peter Dysert, Mary Summers, Julian Leaver, Courtney Westmoreland Rider, Peter and Blair Butler, and Farrin Mann — partook in drinks and eats while DJ Andre spun the evening’s soundtrack.

The party hit a high note when 2015 Vivaldi co-chairs Alex Bolton and Christina Geyer introduced DSO cellist Jennifer Humphreys, who performed a soft romantic piece while two Avant Chamber Ballet company dancers gave visual movement to the music.

Vivaldi Patron Circle is a group of individuals in their 20s, 30s and 40s looking for avenues to become involved in the DSO. The next event is a pre-concert reception before Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet on Thursday, March 12. For information about Vivaldi Patron Circle, contact Maliska Haba at m.haba@dalsym.com.