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Vivaldi Patron Circle throws stylish kickoff for DSO gala after-party

Vivaldi Patron Circle throws stylish kickoff for DSO gala after-party

Anna Sophia Van Zweden, Anne Stodghill, Dallas Symphony, Kickoff After Party
Anna Sophia van Zweden, Anne Stodghil Photo by Kristina Bowman
Chrystal Clark, Chad Cohen, Dallas Symphony, Kickoff After Party
Chad Cohen, Chrystal Clark Photo by Kristina Bowman
Christie Douglas, Sara Dawn Wilkins, Keith Diamond, Allison Edwards, Dallas Symphony, Kickoff After Party
Christie Douglas, Sara Dawn Wilkins, Keith Diamond, Allison Edwards Photo by Kristina Bowman
Jenny Shepard, Nick Weege, Cat Simmonds, Dallas Symphony, Kickoff After Party
Jenny Shepard, Nick Weege, Cat Simmonds  Photo by Kristina Bowman
Steven Lindsey, Rod Orta, Julian Leaver, Dallas Symphony, Kickoff After Party
Steven Lindsey, Ron Orta, Julian Leaver Photo by Kristina Bowman
Michael Wilkens, Jessica Paine, Dallas Symphony, Kickoff After Party
Michael Wilkens, Jessica Paine Photo by Kristina Bowman
Jessica Beasley, Nina Barbier, Mueller Tollett, Dallas Symphony, Kickoff After Party
Jessica Beasley, Nina Barbier-Mueller Tollett Photo by Kristina Bowman
Christie Douglas, Jose Reyes, Allison Edwards, Dallas Symphony, Kickoff After Party
Christie Douglas, Jose Reyes, Allison Edwards  Photo by Kristina Bowman
Caneel Anthony, Blake Maso, Dallas Symphony, Kickoff After Party
Caneel Anthony, Blake Maso Photo by Kristina Bowman
Boyd Lyles, Melanie Wright, Jenny Shepard, Dallas Symphony, Kickoff After Party
Boyd Lyles, Melanie Wright, Jenny Shepard  Photo by Kristina Bowman
Anna Sophia Van Zweden, Anne Stodghill, Dallas Symphony, Kickoff After Party
Chrystal Clark, Chad Cohen, Dallas Symphony, Kickoff After Party
Christie Douglas, Sara Dawn Wilkins, Keith Diamond, Allison Edwards, Dallas Symphony, Kickoff After Party
Jenny Shepard, Nick Weege, Cat Simmonds, Dallas Symphony, Kickoff After Party
Steven Lindsey, Rod Orta, Julian Leaver, Dallas Symphony, Kickoff After Party
Michael Wilkens, Jessica Paine, Dallas Symphony, Kickoff After Party
Jessica Beasley, Nina Barbier, Mueller Tollett, Dallas Symphony, Kickoff After Party
Christie Douglas, Jose Reyes, Allison Edwards, Dallas Symphony, Kickoff After Party
Caneel Anthony, Blake Maso, Dallas Symphony, Kickoff After Party
Boyd Lyles, Melanie Wright, Jenny Shepard, Dallas Symphony, Kickoff After Party

Dallas social butterflies don’t wait for the big event to start celebrating. They gather at an abundance of kick-off parties in sweet anticipation of the grand galas that define the fall social season.

The Vivaldi Patron Circle, the young professionals group of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, is no exception to this rule. To kick off the 2013 AT&T DSO gala and the after-party hosted by Vivaldi, stylish young philanthropists — including evening host Jose Reyes, Jenny Shepard, Blake Maso, Christie Douglas, Allison Edwards, Sara Dawn Wilkins, Chad Cohen and Cat Simmonds — gathered at the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection for a night of music and mingling.

The party began with an awe-inspiring performance of Torisho Miyuzami's “Banraku.” Later, DSO gala chair Anne Stodghill introduced Anna Sophia Zweden, this year’s after-party chair, who announced after-party honorary chair Capera Ryan.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 28, when internationally renowned soprano Renée Fleming joins DSO music director Jaap van Zweden for an inspired performance. The after-party will bring small bites, drinks, jazz and beats by DJ Lucy Wrubel.