Saturday, September 25th
Gala Chairs | Andy Smith & Paul von Wupperfeld
Gala Honorary Chairs | Mary and Richard Templeton

The DSO Gala is the kick-off event of the Dallas fall social season, and it is always a tremendous evening of incredible music, fine dining and connecting with friends and colleagues, all while providing vital support to the DSO’s education and community engagement programs.

Gala Concert

Fabio Luisi will lead his first DSO Gala with Richard Strauss’s thrilling Don Juan alongside guest violinist, Anne-Sophie Mutter, who will perform the Dallas premiere of John Williams’ Violin Concerto No. 2

FABIO LUISI MUSIC DIRECTOR LOUISE W. & EDMUND J. KAHN MUSIC DIRECTORSHIP

Fabio Luisi

Music Director

Louise W. & Edmund J. Kahn Music Directorship

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Anne-Sophie Mutter

Violin

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Why Support Gala?

Learn more about how your support can make a difference from our 2021 DSO Gala chairs, Andy Smith & Paul von Wupperfeld.

  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Pre-concert cocktail reception
  • VIP seated dinner for 8
  • Loge box for 8
  • VIP post-concert reception with Fabio Luisi and guest artist
  • Access to Gala After-Party Experience
  • Program book recognition
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Pre-concert cocktail reception
  • VIP seated dinner for 10
  • Premium center orchestra seating for 10
  • VIP post-concert reception with Fabio Luisi and guest artist
  • Access to the Gala After-Party Experience
  • Program book recognition
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Pre-concert cocktail reception
  • Premium seated dinner for 10
  • Orchestra floor or terrace seating for 10
  • Access to the Gala After-Party Experience
  • Program book recognition
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Pre-concert cocktail reception
  • Seated dinner for 10
  • Orchestra floor seating for 10
  • Access to the Gala After-Party Experience
  • Program recognition
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Pre-concert cocktail reception
  • Seated dinner for 2
  • Loge box / orchestra seating for 2
  • VIP post concert reception with Fabio Luisi and guest artist
  • Access to Gala After-Party Experience
  • Program book recognition
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Pre-concert cocktail reception
  • Seated dinner
  • Orchestra terrace seating
  • Access to Gala After-Party Experience
  • Program Book Recognition
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Pre-concert cocktail reception
  • Seated dinner
  • Orchestra terrace seating
  • Access to Gala After-Party Experience
  • Program Book Recognition

With the upcoming 2021/22 Season, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges Texas Instruments for being a longtime leading corporate partner.  

TI and the TI Foundation have played a vital role in the DSO’s ability to change lives through musical excellence for more than six decades. TI’s support for arts organizations in Dallas began with its founders, who were avid and active patrons of many essential organizations, including the DSO. In fact, when visitors walk through the Meyerson Symphony Center, the name of Eugene McDermott is displayed on the wall. McDermott, one of TI’s founders, and his wife, Margaret, were deeply involved in providing philanthropic support for the DSO, and their legacy of support reverberates today.

TI’s relationship with the DSO goes beyond monetary support, with many former and current company leaders and employees serving in key roles – patrons, board members and board chairs, and even as interim president. TI’s involvement in this year’s DSO Gala exemplifies their hands-on commitment to the arts. Rich Templeton, Chairman, President and CEO of TI, and his wife Mary, are serving as 2021 DSO Gala Honorary Chairs. Serving as Gala co-chairs are Andy Smith, Executive Director of the TI Foundation, and his husband and TI retiree, Paul von Wupperfeld.  We thank them for their commitment and leadership.