The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League introduced the 2018-19 debutantes during Announcement Weekend festivities May 31-June 2. The weekend marked the official start of a season of events culminating with the 33rd Presentation Ball, which will be held Feb. 9, 2019.
Announcement Weekend began with the announcement party at Stanley Korshak on May 31. Stanley Korshak hosted a couture gown show featuring the gowns of designer Mackenzie Brittingham. To conclude the weekend, Croquet at the Club was held at the Maridoe Golf Club on Saturday evening.
The Honorary Chairs for the 2019 Presentation Ball were announced and recognized at the Announcement Party: Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller. They are longtime supporters of the DSO and the Dallas community. Their daughter Niña was a debutante and their sons Alexis and Oliver have served as Honor Guards.
The Presentation Ball Chair is Carla Leffert and DSOL President is Lisa Loy Laughlin. Both know well what to expect during the debutante season well. Carla has had two daughters make their debut and Lisa is a past Presentation Ball Chair.
The formal announcement of the debutantes by Stan Gardner went flawlessly with the help of the many committee members who worked behind the scenes. Heather Moore coached the Debutantes and the Honor Guard in the back staging area while Kristin Cordiak and Kendra Averitt encouraged the girls as they made their walk down the runway.