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Prominent arts patrons shine at Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala

Prominent arts patrons shine at Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala

Patti Nelson, Blaine Nelson, Gillian Breidenbach, Mark Breidenbach
Patti Nelson, Blaine Nelson, Gillian Breidenbach, Mark Breidenbach Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Mark Breidenbach, Steve, Stodghill Anne Stodghill, DSO
Mark Breidenbach, Anne Stodghill, Steve Stodghill Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Keith Braley,  Pam Braley, DSO
Keith Braley, Pam Braley Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Jonathan Martin, Amy Martin (president of dso)
Jonathan Martin, Amy Martin Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
James Burke, Capera Ryan, DSO
Capera Ryan, James Burke Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
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Arts patrons filled the Meyerson Symphony Center for the 2013 Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala.  Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Linda Hart, Mitch Hart, DSO
Linda Hart, Mitch Hart Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Kathryn Rocha, Morgan Hammons, DSO
Kathryn Rocha, Morgan Hammons Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Jennifer Clark, Coley Clark, DSO
Coley Clark, Jennifer Clark  Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Stewart Lee, Valerie Rees-Jones, DSO
Valerie Rees-Jones, Stewart Lee Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Cynthia TIMMS,  Ed Timms, DSP
Cynthia Timms, Ed Timms Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
CJ Hughes, Christopher De Garza, DSO
CJ Hughes, Christopher De Garza Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
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A little classical music was a prelude to the performance by soprano Renee Fleming.  Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Barbara Daseke, Don Daseke, DSO
Don Daseke, Barbara Daseke Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Leslie Boysen, Taylor Robertson, DSO
Taylor Robertson, Leslie Boysen Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
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Guests sat down to a beautiful dinner prior to the performance. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Bob Goodfriend, Katrina Kershner, DSO
Bob Goodfriend, Katrina Kershner Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Joyce Leiser, Randy Leiser, DSO
Joyce Leiser, Randy Lesier Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Patti Nelson, Blaine Nelson, Gillian Breidenbach, Mark Breidenbach
Mark Breidenbach, Steve, Stodghill Anne Stodghill, DSO
Keith Braley,  Pam Braley, DSO
Jonathan Martin, Amy Martin (president of dso)
James Burke, Capera Ryan, DSO
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Linda Hart, Mitch Hart, DSO
Kathryn Rocha, Morgan Hammons, DSO
Jennifer Clark, Coley Clark, DSO
Stewart Lee, Valerie Rees-Jones, DSO
Cynthia TIMMS,  Ed Timms, DSP
CJ Hughes, Christopher De Garza, DSO
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Barbara Daseke, Don Daseke, DSO
Leslie Boysen, Taylor Robertson, DSO
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Bob Goodfriend, Katrina Kershner, DSO
Joyce Leiser, Randy Leiser, DSO

The rainy weather didn't dampen the spirits — or the attire — of prominent arts patrons who donned their absolute finest for the 2013 Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala at the Meyerson Symphony Center. In fact, attendees shined amid the clouds as they walked the red carpet into the hall.

Gala chairs Ann and Steve Stodghill welcomed guests, including Capera Ryan, Barbara and Don Daseke, Stewart Lee,
 Valerie Rees-Jones, Patty and Blaine Nelson, Pam and Keith Braley, Jennifer and Coley Clark, and Amy and Jonathan Martin. It's safe to say every lady in the crowd was gushing over Ann's show-stopping cobalt blue gown.

Prior to the main performance, attendees sipped cocktails and indulged in a decadent dinner in the lobby, while elegant music provided a prelude to the show to come.

After dinner, Renée Fleming dazzled the audience with a mix of heavenly vocals and charming chatter. The crowd was so impressed they gave her a standing ovation, which resulted in an encore from the lovely soprano. Jaap Van Zweden and the DSO also delivered a flawless performance befitting their Grammy Award-winning songstress.

The evening ended in true Dallas fashion with specialty cocktails, desserts and savories at the after-party, which included tunes by none other than DJ Lucy Wrubel.