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Road to Raj!

| October 25, 2011 | Parties

THE STAGE Moroccan belly dancers and drummers? Check. Decorative palms and ornamented tents? Totally. Embellished saris galore? In spades. The glittery garb was just right at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala’s “All the Raj”-themed, black-tie soirĂ©e at the Meyerson Symphony Center, sponsored by Modern Luxury Dallas. Gala designer Todd Fiscus and co-chairs Barbara and Don Daseke definitely succeeded in transporting guests to the bright optimism of a highly exotic locale. MUSIC TO OUR EARS After an elaborate, multi-course dinner from Culinaire Executive Chef Tim Semenuk, more than 1,200 flocked to the Meyerson’s concert hall for a performance led by DSO Music Director Jaap van Zweden. Famed violinist Joshua Bell impressed with his Stradivarius, as did new DSO Chorus Director Joshua Habermann with his 200-member chorus. THE AFTERGLOW Not satisfied to yet call it a night, honorary After Party chair Anna-Sophia van Zweden (in a custom Prashe-designed gown and jeweled headdress) welcomed a ready-for-more group to the revelry. It all commenced to the sounds of DJ Lucy Wrubel, who quite literally hopped up the volume from her mini-trampoline post. The dance floor might have even seen some superior moves from Bell himself. Dude, Sweet Chocolate and The Macallan scotch pairings also proved a pretty big hit. Photos by Dana Driensky and Daniel Driensky



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