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Honorary Chair Sherwood Wagner, DSOL President Venise Stuart, Presentation Ball Chair Elizabeth Gambrell.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League will introduce the 2021-2022 debutantes during Announcement Weekend festivities held May 26 - May 30. The weekend marks the official start of a season of events culminating with the 36th Presentation Ball, which will be held February 12, 2022. 

The weekend begins with the announcement party at Stanley Korshak on Thursday evening, May 27. On Friday morning, May 28, Stanley Korshak will host a couture gown show followed with an evening mixer at Mattito’s. On Sunday, May 30th, an afternoon reception will be at Etro in Highland Park Village.   

The Honorary Chair for the 2022 Presentation Ball is Sherwood Wagner, a longtime supporter of the DSO and the Dallas community.

The Presentation Ball Chair is Elizabeth Gambrell and DSOL President is Venise Stuart. Elizabeth and Venise know well what to expect during the debutante season. Venise was Presentation Ball Chair in 2015 and also had an Honor Guard son, Marcus. Elizabeth’s daughter Eleanor made her debut in 2020. 

The Presentation Ball, which was first held in 1987, is the largest fundraiser for the DSOL. Over $12 million has been raised for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra through the annual event, which was created with the vision of long-time League member Tincy Miller, who chaired the first ball.  

Founded in 1946, the DSOL's mission is to support the Dallas Symphony Orchestra through service, education and fundraising activities. Since 1998 the League has contributed over $20 million in support of the Dallas Symphony Association’s Community Outreach and Education programs, which help bring the wonder of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra to thousands of youths and adults in the Dallas Metroplex.


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