A Night for the Arts
High notes: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma sizzles at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala
The city’s finest ladies and gents descended on the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s biggest fundraiser, the AT&T Gala. Bold yellow and black décor provided a stunning backdrop for the reception outside of McDermott Concert Hall, as dressed-to-impress guests in gowns and tuxedos dined under a striped gazebo-like tent. After a sit-down dinner, guests made their way to the concert hall, anxious to hear world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Gala chairs Coley Clark and his wife Jennifer, dressed impeccably in a yellow gown, took center stage to welcome attendees to the fifth annual celebration. Honorary chairs Stacey and Rep. Dan Branch recognized the DSO for providing educational music programs to underprivileged students throughout the city. Branch also recognized new symphony CEO and president, Jonathan Martin.
After an epic set with the DSO led by Jaap van Zweden — the most engaged and emphatic conductor we’ve ever seen — Yo-Yo Ma came out with his shiny cello and bright smile. His stellar performance, delivered with clarity and passion, left the audience awestruck. Then it was time to switch gears — from Ma’s harmonious strings to DJ Lucy Wrubel’s digital beats — for the after party.
LeeAnne Locken and Janet Fresquez were among the first to hit the dance floor. But Linda and Steve Ivy were really the ones to watch. Their effortless moves left the crowd wishing they had even a hint of their swagger. Who else sipped on cocktails and sweet treats post-performance? Kenny Goss, Krystal Schlegel, JodiandJohn Harris, Matt Cain, HannahandSearcy Ferguson,and NancyandClint Carlson.