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Kelly Dybala, Angela Fontana, Penny Reid

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League was excited to host its annual Savor the Symphony on April 21 at The Ritz-Carlton.

The event was made possible by Presenting Sponsor SIDLEY. Angela Fontana and Penny Reid were the event chairs and Venise Stuart is the DSOL President. 

The elegant night began at 6:30 with a cocktail reception and silent auction for the guests to have the opportunity to bid on individual bottles of wine and other items, preview the live auction packages and to purchase wine through the Wine Pull. Guests were seated at 7:15 p.m. for a lavish three-course wine-paired dinner.

The guest speaker was Dr. Ron Sanchez, the owner of Domaine Verdant vineyard in Yamhill-Carleton AVA, Oregon known for pinot noirs. A brief musical performance was presented by DSO violinist Sasha Adkins and cellist Nan Zhang and a live auction followed.  

The proceeds from the evening will benefit the Dallas Symphony Association and its education and community outreach programs. Some of the quality outreach programs the League supports are Young Musicians, Young Strings and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Youth Concert Series. These programs impact over 35,000 area students and are vital as they promote brain development and increased high school graduation rates, and open the door to a brighter future with more opportunities for the program participants.

Photos by Jeff Smith

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