Houston’s Most Theatrical Young Professionals Rock a Luxe Galleria Scene: Hitting the Party High NotesBY Shelby Hodge // 09.05.17
Brian McCulloch, host Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl, Jeremy Garcia
Ann Malcolm, Sandra Manela, Ruchi Mukerjee, Raquel Lewis
Carolyn Dorros, Claire Cormier Thielke
Christopher & Kendall Hanno
Darrin Davis, Emily Schreiber, Mario Gudmundsson
David & Sarah Keck
Ishwaria and Vivek Subbia
Carolyn Dorros, Neekie Kashani, Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl
Rachel & Warren Ellsworth
HGO Studio artists Peter Walsh on piano, bass Anthony Robin Schneider
Logan Walsh, Paul Hopper, Peter Walsh, Jeremy Johnson,
Jeremy Garcia, Brian McCulloch
The Webster model
Patricia Restrepo, Michael Yafi
HGO assistant artistic director Paul Hopper, party host Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl
Delectable sweets by Artisans Restaurant
Party foods from chef Jacques Fox' Artisans Restaurant
What: A fashion fete for Houston Grand Opera Young Partners Circle and Opening Night Young Professionals
Where: The Webster
PC Moment: HGO YPC members Carrie and Sverre Brandsberg-Dahl welcomed more than 150 fresh faced opera fans to the swank emporium at The Galleria for an evening of shopping, socializing and singing. What would an opera soiree be without a few high notes? The delightful musical element was provided by HGO Studio artists bass Anthony Robin Schneider and pianist Peter Walsh, performing “Il Lacerato Spirito” from Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra. HGO assistant artistic director Paul Hopper enticed the potential audience with a preview of the 2017/18 season, which launches on October 20 with a new production of Verdi’s La Traviata.
As might be expected at the hip Webster, the musical scene was played out against a colorful backdrop of luxury looks from Christian Dior, Dries Van Notten, Saint Laurent, Gucci, Dior and more.
Befitting the luxe fashion and tony entertainment, bubbly flowed and guests feasted on a yummy assortment of French-flavored party foods from Artisans‘ chef Jacques Fox.
Who: Matt Johns, Claire Cormier-Thielke, Duyen and Mark Huynh, Paige Myrick, Michelle Avina, Carolyn Dorros, Claudio Gutierrez, and Ishwaria and Vivek Subbiah.