Savor the Symphony
Dallas Symphony patrons orchestrate noteworthy night to benefit young musicians
What: Dallas Symphony Orchestra League's 2023 Savor the Symphony Wine Dinner & Auction
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
The 411: Still basking in the success of the 37th Annual Presentation Ball, members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League gathered at a special wine-focused dinner on April 13 to clink glasses and raise even more funds for young musicians.
Guided by event chairs (mother-daughter super-duo) Laura Downing and Caroline Gahm, under the direction of DSOL president Cynthia Beaird, the elegant evening included a wine-tasting reception, dinner, entertainment, and auctiosn for individual bottles of wine and more.
Per tradition, this year's Savor the Symphony showcased one special winery - Coquerel Family Wine Estates. The winemakers, Brenda and Clay Cockerell, live in Dallas. Their daughter Lily flew in from California for the event. Read more about their story and their wines here.
During the tasting, which highlighted Coquerel's Sauvignon Blanc, guests browsed the auction items, including special bottles from the winery and an exciting new entry - transportation by AERO, the new exclusive private jet service launching flights this month from Dallas to Cabo and Aspen.
Guests then feasted on a lavish wine-paired dinner prepared by the Ritz-Carlton kitchen and enjoyed a musical performance by DSO violinist Lucas Aleman.
Proceeds from the evening benefit the Dallas Symphony Association and its education and community outreach programs, including the Kim Noltemy Young Musicians, Young Strings, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Youth Concert Series. These programs impact more than 35,000 local students, helping to promote brain development and increased high school graduation rates, and opening the door to a brighter future with more opportunities, the organization touts.
Who: Donna Arp Weitzman, Terry Loftis, Randy and Jennifer Marvel, Larry and Venise Stuart, Tricia and Michael Wortley, Carole Ann Brown, Deborah Brown, Maurice and Sharon Ballew, Kim Brannon, Barbara Averitt, Marena Gault, Don Averitt, Jill and Bruce Goldberg, Kay and Pete Weeks, and many more ardent supporters of the DSOL.