Gala|22 Co-Chairs Donna and Herb Weitzman have revealed the details for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra fundraiser sponsored by Capital One that will launch the formal fall season.
Taking place on Saturday, October 1, at the Meyerson, the black-tie event will have a “modern art deco” theme with Todd Events providing furnishings with geometric detailing and lacquered, mirrored finishes and decorations synonymous with the Roaring ’20s era, including towering ostrich centerpieces and tapered white candles in glass cylinders.
As for the attire, Donna put it, “Think of Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball. Ladies are encouraged to wear black… or really any color.” She added that if the men opted not to wear a tie, she wouldn’t tell. But if they do don tuxedos, she’ll reward them with a “wink.”
Serving as honorary co-chairs will be longtime DSO supporters Rita Sue and Alan Gold, who were a driving force in bringing Dallas Symphony Association President/CEO Kim Noltemy to the organization in 2018.
In addition to a cocktail reception and seated dinner and after-party, the evening’s highlight will be a concert held in the McDermott Concert Hall featuring the DSO under the direction of DSO Music Director Fabio Luisi and highlighted by mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and baritone Thomas Hampson performing selections from Lehár’s “The Merry Widow.”
Funds raised from the Gala will “benefit the DSO’s music and education programs which touch the lives of more than 243,000North Texas residents annually, including more than 30,000 children.”
Sponsorships and tickets are available here.