President’s Letter 2017-2018
Welcome to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League!
We continue to celebrate our 70th year as a League and we look forward to another great year. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League, known as “the DSOL”, is an organization of volunteers who support the Dallas Symphony Association through service, education and fundraising activities. And, we definitely have a lot of fellowshipping along the way!
Our League is an inter-generational group of caring people who work hard, enjoy supporting the DSO and have a passion for helping reach the youth in the Dallas Metroplex. We work with thousands of students as they attend the Cecil and Ida Green Youth Concerts and we support the Education and Outreach programs such as Young Strings, community concerts and performances, etc.
There are various opportunities not only to attend events but to become involved in the League as well. This year marks the 70th year for the Junior Symphony Ball and the 32nd Debutante Presentation Ball. We have our Fashion Notes Luncheon and Style Show, the Orchestra Appreciation Luncheon, Encore Luncheon, various Concerto Competitions and smaller intimate gatherings in lovely private homes which are known as “A Major” Chats which allow you to not only listen to exquisite music but to also have conversations with various DSO musicians. We also have a 3-course wine-paired meal known as Savor the Symphony and this year it will have a totally new twist on it! You’re in for a special treat with this one!
This year we have several new events planned along with some of our traditional events and we encourage everyone to join us. There are shopping opportunities around Dallas with a percentage of sales being given back to the DSOL such as Bubbles and Bites at Swoozies…perfect for all your Christmas shopping and Worth New York Fashions. We have an exciting new special event called, “A Noteworthy Night”, complete with a DSO String quartet who will play musical pieces from composers of various countries, paired with food and drinks representing those countries! You haven’t been to an event like this one and it’s not to be missed! You will enjoy strolling through the world-renowned personal library of Kathy and Harlan Crow.
I want to thank the 75+ volunteers who make up the DSOL Board this year and will be sharing their time and talents to help make this a successful year.
I am honored to serve as the 2017-2018 President and look forward to a year full of wonderful experiences and blessings! Thank you for your support of the Education and Outreach programs of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra!