The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) introduced at the moment the second annual C-Suite Christmas, which can characteristic outstanding enterprise leaders from throughout North Texas in inventive roles with the DSO, from conductor to orchestra member. C-Suite Christmas highlights the constructive energy of the enterprise and humanities group working collectively. The DSO will designate funds raised from the occasion to the group’s outreach and teaching programs – particularly these which are designed to uplift communities and broaden views.
Amy Carezna is the C-Suite Christmas Event Chair. This 12 months’s occasion will honor Steven Durham, and a scholarship for the DSO’s teaching programs shall be named in recognition of his unbelievable contributions to North Texas.
Business leaders showing at C-Suite Christmas, embody:
• Lucy Billingsley – Founder and Partner, Billingsley Company
• Steven Durham – Chairman, Americas Strategic Holdings LLC
• Craig Hall – Chairman and Founder, HALL Group
• Quincy Roberts – CEO, Roberts Trucking Inc.
C-Suite Christmas advantages the Dallas Symphony’s Southern Dallas Residency, Young Musicians and Young Strings applications. Young Musicians, launched in summer season 2019, offers free devices and instruction to college students in Southern Dallas in grades 1-5. This broad-based initiative is predicated on the El Sistema program which makes use of music to additional social fairness and to nurture the kid and his or her whole group. Young Strings, a core DSO training program since 1992, brings free classes and deeper musical instruction to underrepresented communities in Dallas.
During Dallas’s social distancing orders, the DSO has continued instruction to Young Musicians and Young Strings by offering digital classes and on-line conferences with instructing artists for continuity and to encourage social interactions. The dedication to those college students throughout this time goes past classes, although. As many college students shouldn’t have entry to gadgets, the DSO labored inside its community to acquire tablets by way of donations. DSO employees members, musicians, refrain and board additionally donated and delivered over $6,000 in meals and provides for households.
“Real change comes from being part of these students’ lives every day,” mentioned Kim Noltemy, Ross Perot President & CEO of the Dallas Symphony. “Music opens doors for children, and the consistent DSO presence in the community helps build meaningful and strong relationships throughout the city. It is our job to share music, and we are honored to be able to provide music for hundreds of children. Partnerships with corporations through events like C-Suite Christmas allow us to further our collective impact and reach more children.”
“Even as we navigate uncertain times, I love seeing people lean in to music and the arts, which I strongly believe help create the very soul of a city – especially here in Dallas. The spirit of our great city remains vibrant, with people innovating quickly to help others,” mentioned Sanjiv Yajnik, Chairman of the Dallas Symphony Association Board of Governors. “We are excited to have the support and participation of so many exceptional business leaders who share a strong passion for the arts and our community coming together in support of this great cause.”
DFW-area enterprise leaders will entertain their staff, in addition to beneficiaries from native nonprofit organizations, with pre-concert festivities on the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, whereas offering significant assist to the DSO’s training and group engagement applications. Sponsorship packages embody a reserved group of tickets, complimentary valet parking and invites to an unique non-public reception previous to the occasion. To change into a sponsor and be taught extra concerning the occasion, contact Sarah Whitling, Senior Manager of Institutional Giving at S.Whitling@DalSym.com, or go to www.myDSO.com/c-suite.
“C-Suite Christmas seamlessly showcases the excellence found in our business and artistic communities, and we are incredibly grateful to those participating in this event, which will showcase what we can do for Dallas when we join our strengths together,” mentioned Amy Carenza, C-Suite Christmas Event Chair.
In the occasion that social distancing necessities and COVID-19 forestall C-Suite Christmas from occurring within the Meyerson Symphony Center this 12 months, the Dallas Symphony is actively engaged on contingency plans that may open the expertise as much as on-line audiences and supply for a memorable and secure expertise.