DSO Does It Again

Dallas Symphony Orchestra gala 2015 astonishes from start to finish

Dallas Symphony Orchestra gala 2015 astonishes from start to finish

Jennifer Clark, Coley Clark, Katherine Coker, Key Coker
Coley Clark, Jennifer Clark, Katherine Coker, Key Coker Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Lynn McBee, Allan McBee
Alan McBee, Lynn McBee Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Molly Martinez, Samantha Miller, Jessica Ehling, Abby Crouse, Nivedina Sarma, Hadassah Lai
Molly Martinez, Samantha Miller, Jessica Ehling, Abby Crouse, Nivedina Sarma, Hadassah Lai Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Don Daseke, Barbara Daseke
Don Daseke, Barbara Daseke Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Anne Davidson, Mark porter, Tracy Ben Lange, Lisa clay Cooley
Anne Davidson, Mark Porter, Tracy Ben Lange, Lisa Clay Cooley Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Todd Fiscus, Ceron
Todd Fiscus, Ceron Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Jonathan Martin, Colleen o'connor, Amanda forsyth zuckerman, Amy Martin, Joe hubach
Jonathan Martin, Colleen O'Connor, Amanda Forsyth Zuckerman, Amy Martin, Joe Hubach Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Melinda Knowles, mark knowles
Mark Knowles, Melinda Knowles Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Jana Brosin, Mike brosin
Jana Brosin, Mike Brosin Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Jeffrey Young, Karen Young
Jeffrey Young, Karen Young Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Cece Smith, Ford Lacey
Ford Lacey, Cece Smith Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Kathy Holt, Richard holt
Kathy Holt, Richard Holt Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Randy Lesier, Joyce Leiser
Joyce Leiser, Randy Leiser Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
DSO Symphony Gala 2015
Guests enjoyed classical music from start to finish. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
DSO Symphony Gala 2015
Todd Events did the decor for the 2015 Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Jennifer Clark, Coley Clark, Katherine Coker, Key Coker
Lynn McBee, Allan McBee
Molly Martinez, Samantha Miller, Jessica Ehling, Abby Crouse, Nivedina Sarma, Hadassah Lai
Don Daseke, Barbara Daseke
Anne Davidson, Mark porter, Tracy Ben Lange, Lisa clay Cooley
Todd Fiscus, Ceron
Jonathan Martin, Colleen o'connor, Amanda forsyth zuckerman, Amy Martin, Joe hubach
Melinda Knowles, mark knowles
Jana Brosin, Mike brosin
Jeffrey Young, Karen Young
Cece Smith, Ford Lacey
Kathy Holt, Richard holt
Randy Lesier, Joyce Leiser
DSO Symphony Gala 2015
DSO Symphony Gala 2015

The city's most passionate symphony enthusiasts dressed in their finest and descended on the Meyerson Symphony Center on September 26 for the 2015 Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala. The annual fall tradition is music to every socialite's ears.

For this unforgettable evening, event chairs Katherine and Key Coker and Jennifer and Coley Clark tapped the talented team at Todd Events, who delivered simple yet striking decor with gold tones and orchids. In fact, we overheard multiple guests commenting about the stunning venue that seemed to sparkle in the Dallas dusk. Attendees enjoyed cocktails and dinner by candlelight until it was time for the show to begin.

The symphony, under the musical direction of Jaap van Zweden, delivered an impressive all-Beethoven program. The evening's special guest, renowned violinist Pinchas Zukerman, received a standing ovation from patrons such as Margot and Ross Perot, Barbara and Don Daseke, Lynn and Alan McBee, Melinda and Mark Knowles, and Cynthia and Matt Lyons.

Post concert, the young professionals from Vivaldi Patron Circle invited guests back to the first floor for an after-party replete with specialty cocktails and small bites both savory and sweet (think chips and guac and chocolate-covered strawberries). Tireless DJ Lucy Wrubel — she spun at Park & Palate in Klyde Warren Park that afternoon — returned downtown to spin for the affair. After tearing it up on the dance floor, guests soothed their soles with help from staff members from the Spa at the Ritz-Carlton.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala supports the organization's education and community programs, which reach more than 270,000 North Texas residents and 30,000 children. DSO president Jonathan Martin reported that half a million dollars was raised at this year's affair.