- Gala Chairman Patti Murphy and Bethie
- Bethie, Jaquel Charlesworth, Nicole Lassiter
- Virtuosi Founding and Artistic Directors Franz Krager and Andzrej Grablec
- Jane Weiner (Hope Stone Dance), Mariana Doyle, Michelle Smith (METdance)
- Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch, Bethie
- Honorary Chairman Carmina Zamorano
- Kyle and Kelly Myernick Kubin
- Marc and Duyen Nguyen
- Shelby Hodge and Shafik Rifaat
- Roz and Alan Pactor
- Houston Ballet ballerina and Virtuosi musicians. True music in motion.
- Linda Lorelle, Peter Remington, Patti Murphy
- Caroline Kenney, Lily Jacques, Camryn Morrison
- Jim and Jo Furr, Mary Alice and Michael Parmet
- Cc Conner and David Groover
- METdance dancers
- Enid Sanchez, Roland Maldonado
- Diane Sulpizio, Bethie
- Lou Gregory, Linda Lorelle
- Houston Boychoir
Artist Taft McWhorter
Photo courtesy of Roz Pactor
- Virtuosi students. They are so talented!
- Elnaz and Robert Irby
- Close friends Linda Lorelle and Jane Weiner
- Shoe donated by Houston Ballet dancer Allison Miller
- Jo Dee Wright, Cheryl Byington
- What a great party!!!!
Location: Intercontinental Hotel~Medical Center
Virtuosi of Houston held it’s annual gala with a new twist this year! Honoring Houston’s Leaders of Dance, the 2019 gala was titled “Music in Motion”. Honorees were Stanton Welch (Houston Ballet), Jane Weiner (Hope Stone Dance) and Michelle Smith (METdance). Guests were treated throughout the night with a blending of music and dance with performances by Houston Ballet, METdance, Hope Stone Dance, Houston BoyChoir and, of course, the amazing Virtuosi of Houston Orchestra. Gala Chairman Patti Murphy came up with this fantastic idea of blending her two favorite arts together for one spectacular evening. Honorary Chairmen were Monzer Hourani and Carmina Zamorano. Founding and Artistic Directors are well known directors/musicians Franz Krager and Andzrej Grabec.
This was a dream come true party for a dance and music lover like me and many others. Bravo!
Photos/Assistance by Ally Totah