Thank you for being a member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League!
You have lovingly dedicated yourselves to upholding the traditions and mission of our DSOL and I am honored to serve as your 2018-2019 president here in our 71st year. We truly look forward to a year full of meaningful experiences and opportunities to work in concert with you in support of our world-class orchestra ---as well as the quality outreach programs benefiting children of all ages! We are thrilled to welcome Kim Noltemy, President and CEO in her first season with the Dallas Symphony Association Orchestra and in anticipation of the arrival of Fabio Luisi, Music Director Designate of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
As stated by Concertmaster of the DSO, Alexander Kerr,
“Maestro Luisi is highly respected around the world, and we are proud to welcome him to Dallas,” “He comes to us with such a rich history of opera and symphonic experience. His elegant and refined style connected beautifully in performance, and I know he will be a visionary musical leader of the DSO.”
Because of your precious gifts of time, talent and resources, we will
The season will begin with our annual Fall General Membership Meeting and Tea on October 3, 2018. Your attendance is included in your membership dues; however please remember to rsvp. Also coming up soon will be our fall Fashion Notes Luncheon, chaired by Amy Turner on Monday, October 29th in the Venetian Room of the Fairmont Hotel. Lela Rose will be presented with the inaugural Fashion Notes Designer Award with our own Dianne Etheridge and Meagan Etheridge Sells as Honorary Chairs. Gather your friends and family and fill your tables soon!
On November 15, you are in for a musical treat and community retreat! Our first very special Noteworthy Night will take place in the phenomenal residence of Mary McDermott Cook; uniquely designed to catch the wind on her hill overlooking Dallas and, of course, the McDermott bridge. Celebrating our Honorary Chairs, Fanchon and Howard Hallam, this special evening will feature a string quartet with DSO musicians presenting music by Beethoven and include catering by Cassandra and the infamous view of our Dallas Skyline.
Stay tuned for a myriad of additional opportunities and offerings in the coming spring months! I sincerely look forward to meeting each of you and invite you to engage with your league.
Lisa Loy Laughlin Dallas Symphony Orchestra League, President 2018-2019
2018 - 2019 Officers
President Lisa Loy Laughlin
President-Elect Kim Brannon
First Vice-President Cynthia Beaird
Second Vice-President Venise Stuart
Third Vice-President Kay Weeks
Fourth Vice-President Sarah Frazee
Fifth Vice-President Carole Ann Brown
Fifth Vice-President Heather Hicks
Sixth Vice-President Anne Ligon
Recording Secretary Gail Vesledahl
Corresponding Secretary Jolie Humphrey
Treasurer Sharon Ballew
Treasurer-Elect Marie McCoy
Historian Janie Roberston
Parliamentarian Mari Epperson
Finance Committee Christine Drossos
Advisory Committee Mari Epperson
Chair - Mari Epperson
Melissa Lewis Dixie Marshall Ginger Sager Sandy Secor
Honorary Board Advisors
Sharon Ballew Dolores Barzune Anne Blomeyer Patricia Cowlishaw
Heather Moore Jo Anne McCullough Sydney Reid-Hedge
Congratulations to DSOL Member
At the January 12 meeting of Texas Association for Symphony Orchestras (TASO), Heather Moore was announced as the recipient of the TASO Volunteer of the Year "Award of Excellence."
She is the consummate volunteer and has served in many volunteer roles. She has served the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League (DSOL) since she began volunteering for the DSO in 1978. She was the President of the Junior Group from 1988-1989 and President of the DSOL in 2001-2002. Heather has also served on the Board of Governors, Executive Board and Development Committee for the DSO.
Heather has also served as President, as well as many other board positions, for Association of Major Symphony Orchestra Volunteers (AMSOV), Texas Association for Symphony Orchestras (TASO), League of American Orchestras (LAO), and Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra (GDYO).
Heather is a truly gifted volunteer and consummate leader.
The award will be presented at the TASO Conference in Houston on April 3. If you are interested in attending, CLICK HERE for the conference information and registration.