Dallas Symphony Rocks the Casbah

DSO AT&T Gala 2011

Christina Geyer  |  Photos by Dana Driensky, Daniel Driensky
October 07, 2011
Event Date:
September 17, 2011

What happens when glamazon Barbara Daseke meets larger-than-life party planner Todd Fiscus to design a black-tie gala? Fireworks. It was an explosion of Moroccan flamboyance at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center when Barbara and husband, Don Daseke, chaired the Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala: “All the Raj.” The night proved all the rage, indeed, as world-class music met belly dancers, Moroccan tents and colorful attire. It was all a feast for the senses — from Culinaire exec chef Tim Semenuk’s seated dinner to the incomparable performances by violinist Joshua Bell and the Dallas Symphony with its maestro Jaap Van Zweden to the late-night after-party chaired by Jaap’s daughter, Anna-Sophia Van Zweden. Also in attendance: honorary chairmen Julie and Joe Straus, Holly Reed, Jennifer Clark, Jennifer Houser, and Carmaleta Whiteley