Monday, July 2, 2012

Save the Date: Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala featuring Yo-Yo Ma

Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Opening Night Gala will take place on September 8, 2012 and is the premier black (or white) tie event that kicks off the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s 2012-2013 season. Jennifer and Coley Clark will Chair this year's soiree with The Honorable Dan and Stacey Branch serving as Honorary Gala Chairs.  

They have their work cut out for them because last year's event was pretty fantastic! 
The evening will begin with a chic cocktail reception followed by an exquisite 3-course seated dinner. After dinner, guests will enjoy a concert from internationally-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Music Director Jaap van Zweden will conduct the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The program will include Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 From the New World and Yo-Yo Ma performing the Schumann Cello Concerto. Maestro van Zweden was recently named 2012 Conductor of the Year by Musical America for his critically acclaimed work with the DSO and as guest conductor with some of the nation's most esteemed orchestras. He returns for his 5th season as Music Director to lead the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in the opening night of the Texas Instruments Classical Series.

Yo-Yo Ma

After dinner (this is the part of the night where all the cool kids come in), the Eugene McDermott Concert Hall opens for the exclusive Gala concert followed by the amazing Gala After-Party to bring the evening to an unforgettable close.  The delicious Anna-Sophia van Zweden will once again take charge of this portion of the evening, serving as Chair for the after-party with help from Katherine Perot Reeves and Eric Reeves as Honorary Chairs.  The exciting After-Party experience features desserts and savories, specialty cocktails, live music and dancing to tunes spun by DJ Lucy Wrubel.

Gala tickets: Tables of 10 start at $10,000 and single full gala tickets start at $1,250 each. They include the cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, a sumptuous seated dinner, the DSO Gala concert and the Gala After-Party experience.

Concert/After-Party Tickets: Single concert/After-Party tickets are priced at $150-$500, depending on seating location and includes concert and admission to the After-Party that includes desserts, savories, open bar, live music and dancing to tunes spun by DJ Lucy Wrubel.

For more info, call 214.692.0203 or