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Roberta Corbett, Sharon Ballew, Anne Ligon

The hybrid event allows ticketholders to choose where they will dine:

 at home or at the Ritz-Carlton

Patrons of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League’s annual  Savor the Symphony were disappointed last year when the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 precautions in place at that time.  This year the fundraiser will be held as a hybrid event – ticket holders can enjoy the event in person at the Ritz-Carlton or they can opt to have their three-course dinner delivered to their home with the event program streamed directly to them.  

For those attending in person, Savor the Symphony will be an elegant evening with a three-course dinner and silent auction held at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, on Thursday, April 29. The evening will begin with a champagne reception and silent auction  followed by a seated dinner and program at 7:15 p.m.  

The Honorary Chair is Roberta Corbett, a longtime supporter of the DSO and the Dallas community. Sharon Ballew is the event chair and Anne Ligon is the DSOL President. Event Advisors are Barbara Bigham, Carole Ann Brown, Mari Epperson, Renee Farren, Jill Goldberg, Bettina Hennessy, and Venise Stuart.  

Honorary Chair Roberta Corbett currently serves on the Board of the Dallas Symphony Association, funded the Tom and Roberta Corbett Director of Education position, and assisted in the founding of the Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition.  She also is an active member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League and has held several positions over the years.  Roberta’s love for the symphony was inspired by her late husband, Tom Corbett, and his family.  

Roberta currently works with the Tennessee State Arts Commission, Curator of Education Cheekwood Fine Arts Center in Nashville, Dallas Museum of Art’s Education Wing, Independent Curator, and Corbett Lighting Contract Sales. She is an active community volunteer serving on the Guild of Dallas Board, Advisory Boards of Meadows School of the Arts, AddRan School of Liberal Arts at Texas Christian University and Texas Christian University National Alumni Committee.  

The program for the evening will feature two past chairs of Savor the Symphony who also happen to be the owners of  Texas wineries: Rose Mary Gatlin from Inwood Estates Winery and Nan Michelle Anderson of Triple N Ranch Winery.    

Rose Mary Gatlin and her husband Dan are owners of Inwood Estates Winery with locations in Dallas and Fredericksburg. Rose Mary co-chaired Savor in 2000 and was a long-time member of the League, serving as President in 2008-2009. Inwood Estates specializes in making superior quality fine wines from attentively farmed Texas grapes. They have been named one of the top one hundred wineries in America for three years in a row. For more information, visit www.inwoodwines.com.  

Nan Michelle Anderson was chairman of Savor in 2017 and recently opened Triple N Ranch Winery this past summer. The Triple N brand is named for Nan Creel, the matriarch of the Ranch and Winery Family, her daughter, Nan Michelle, and her granddaughter, Nan Christina. The senior Nan started raising purebred Texas Longhorns in the ’80’s at her Henderson County ranch. In 2020, Nan Michelle opened the Triple N Ranch Winery, specializing in high quality Texas wines. They are excited to offer a multi-generational Texas-women owned winery showcasing the best Texas grown grapes and wines. The winery is located  in the beautiful East Texas Cedar Creek Lake area in Trinidad, Texas, serving hand-crafted wines with good food in moderation.  For more information, visit www.triplenranchwinery.com

The proceeds from the evening will benefit the Dallas Symphony Orchestra education and outreach programs, including DSO Kids, Young Musicians, and Young Strings. 

Sponsorships: $15,000, $10,000, $7,500, $5,000 and $2,500. Underwriting tickets with Patron benefits are $2,500, $1,000, $500, $350. Additional levels are $275, and $100 (virtual only, no dinner). Patron- level ticket holders will have a virtual wine event on April 22. The deadline to purchase tickets is April 20. For details of ticket levels and the benefits for each, visit the website at www.dallassymphonyleague.com or contact Deborah Brown at 214-649-1773. 

Mission Statement: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League is an organization of volunteers who support the Dallas Symphony Association through service, education and fundraising activities. 

History: Since 1946, the DSO League has worked to support the Dallas Symphony Orchestra through service, education and fundraising efforts.  Since 1998, the League has contributed more than $20 million in support of the Dallas Symphony Association’s Community Outreach and Education programs, which help bring the wonder of music to thousands of youths and adults in the Dallas Metroplex.

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