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Dallas Symphony Orchestra pulls out all the stops for momentous AT&T Gala

Dallas Symphony Orchestra pulls out all the stops for momentous gala

Jonas Woods, Nicole Woods, dso gala
Jonas Woods, Nicole Woods Photo by William Neal
randy leiser, joyce leiser, dso gala
Randy Leiser, Joyce Leiser Photo by William Neal
Gillian Breidenbach, Claire Emanuelson, dso gala
Gillian Breidenbach, Claire Emanuelson  Photo by William Neal
David Brance, Rep. Helen Giddings, dso gala
David Brance, Rep. Helen Giddings Photo by William Neal
justin whitman, kimberly whitman, dso gala
Justin Whitman, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman  Photo by William Neal
JoAnne Bober, Amy Martin, Florence Wang, dso gala
JoAnne Bober, Amy Martin, Florence Wang Photo by William Neal
dotti reeder, Pat Perot, DSO Gala
Dotti Reeder, Pat Perot Photo by William Neal
	Philip Durst, Shannon Durst, dso gala
Phillip Durst, Shannon Durst  Photo by William Neal
Richard Piatas, Julie Piatas, dso gala
Richard Piates, Julie Piatas Photo by William Neal
John & Jennifer Eagle, dso gala
John Eagle, Jennifer Eagle Photo by William Neal
carol murray, scott murray, dso gala
Carol Murray, Scott Murray  Photo by William Neal
lou derksen, brian derksen, DSO Gala
Lou Derksen, Brian Derksen  Photo by William Neal
stephanie husen, david ross, dso gala
Stephanie Husen, David Ross  Photo by William Neal
tracy fulton, joseph mahoney, DSO Gala
Tracy Fulton, Joseph Mahoney  Photo by William Neal
Jonas Woods, Nicole Woods, dso gala
randy leiser, joyce leiser, dso gala
Gillian Breidenbach, Claire Emanuelson, dso gala
David Brance, Rep. Helen Giddings, dso gala
justin whitman, kimberly whitman, dso gala
JoAnne Bober, Amy Martin, Florence Wang, dso gala
dotti reeder, Pat Perot, DSO Gala
	Philip Durst, Shannon Durst, dso gala
Richard Piatas, Julie Piatas, dso gala
John & Jennifer Eagle, dso gala
carol murray, scott murray, dso gala
lou derksen, brian derksen, DSO Gala
stephanie husen, david ross, dso gala
tracy fulton, joseph mahoney, DSO Gala

Cool, crisp temperatures arrived just in time for the 2014 Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala at the Meyerson Symphony Center, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Beautifully dressed symphony supporters descended on the Arts District for a momentous evening.

After welcome cocktails and dinner, gala chairs Jan Miller and Jeff Rich welcomed guests — including honorary chairs Margot and Ross Perot and Mayor Mike Rawlings and wife Micki, Margaret McDermott, Myrna and Bob Schlegel, Barbara and Don Daseke, and Carol and Scott Murray. It was also the perfect time to acknowledge the hundreds of people watching the live telecast at Klyde Warren Park.

Among the evening’s surprises was a special appearance by Sarah, Duchess of York, who came all the way from London to salute this remarkable venue. The symphony, under music director Jaap van Zweden, provided a thrilling night of music, including a special performance with renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman. During the encore, Perlman and the orchestra played the theme from John Williams’ score for Schindler’s List for a particularly memorable moment in DSO history.

At the completion of the concert, after-party chair Anna-Sophia van Zweden lured guests back to the first floor for a Space Odyssey-themed soiree filled with cocktails, desserts and savory snacks galore. The dance floor was packed as Dallas darling Lucy Wrubel mixed up killer beats. After attendees danced so hard their toes ached, employees from the Spa at the Ritz-Carlton were there to soothe their soles.