The 2021-2022 calendar of events for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League was presented to the Board of Directors at a recent kickoff luncheon hosted by President Venise Stuart.
“We are kicking off an exciting year ahead for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League,” said Stuart. “We are 76 years old with a proud history of music, fundraising and fun! Over the last several years we have contributed to the Dallas Symphony $21 million which goes towards the community and educational outreach programs in the Dallas area.”
DSOL members are invited to serve on committees or attend the fundraising activities held during the year: Fashion Notes (October 21); the signature 36th Annual Presentation Ball (February 12, 2022), the prestigious Junior Symphony Ball (January 29, 2022), the wine dinner Savor the Symphony, and exceptional musical evenings with DSO visiting artists or conductors “A” Noteworthy Night (October 12, February 2, 2022, May 25, 2022). Members receive invitations to all these events.
Additional benefits for DSOL members are three (3) General Membership Meetings – a Fall Tea (October 6), a Winter Tea (February 16, 2022) and the Encore Luncheon (which is also the Annual Meeting, May 7, 2022). Additional invitations are available for evening events to hear various Dallas Symphony musicians with a glass of wine, attend lunch at the famous Orchestra Appreciation Luncheon, have a chance to work in the DSO Symphony Store on concert days, and several other social opportunities over the coming year. Up to date information is provided on the DSOL website and league information is received via a newsletter and constant contact.
The League continues to support the education and outreach programs of the Dallas Symphony. Programs include Young Musicians, Young Strings, My DSO Concert, and the Cecil & Ida Green Youth Concerts which help develop the talents of exceptional and underrepresented youths in music. Not only do members provide financial support, there are opportunities during the year to volunteer in these areas.
Over the last several years, volunteers have staffed several competitions held in the Dallas area. The Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition, Juanita Miller Competition and Friedlander Competition for Young Strings which highlight the talents of young high school musicians who want to further their educational future. These competitions enable students to compete for college scholarships and the winners are invited to perform on large stages throughout the Texas region.
Membership in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League provides many benefits. Member meetings are always fun and educational while networking with friends and associates, and at the same time learning about the arts in the City of Dallas and the world renown Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Memberships start at $100. For further information or to pay for membership online, go to www.dallassymphonyleague.com. Memberships must be received by September 10 to be included in the directory. Membership Chair Claire Catrino is available at 214-354-5658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.