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The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League introduced the 2018-19 debutantes during Announcement Weekend festivities May 31-June 2. The weekend marked the official start of a season of events culminating with the 33rd Presentation Ball, which will be held February 9, 2019. 

Announcement Weekend began with the announcement party at Stanley Korshak on Thursday evening, May 31. On Saturday, Stanley Korshak hosted a couture gown show featuring the gowns of designer Mackenzie Brittingham. To conclude the weekend, Croquet at the Club was held at the Maridoe Golf Club on Saturday evening. 

The Presentation Ball Chair is Carla Leffert and DSOL President is Lisa Loy Laughlin. Both know well what to expect during the debutante season well. Carla has had two daughters make their debut and Lisa is a past Presentation Ball Chair. 

The Presentation Ball, which was first held in 1987, is the largest fundraiser for the DSOL. Over $11 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 mission of the DSOL is to support the Dallas Symphony Orchestra through service, education and fundraising activities. Since 1998 the League has contributed over $16 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.

Photos by Deborah Brown

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