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 This black-tie evening will be filled with memorable moments at every turn, beginning of course with the stunning concert at Bass Performance Hall. This will be followed by a reception and seated dinner in the Worthington Hotel Ballroom, and a live auction filled with one-of-a-kind luxury items and experiences.  Guests are invited to end their night on the dance floor for post-dinner dancing.

For more information, please email Malia Lewis. 

Red Carpet Photographs

Photography Credits to Randal Vanderveer

Gala Dinner Photographs

Photography credits to Karen Almond and Randal Vanderveer

Thank you for your generous support of the 2023 FWSO Gala Dinner

Updated 1/5/2023

Mrs. Mercedes T. Bass

Qurumbli Foundation
Rosalyn Rosenthal

Marianne Auld & Jimmy Coury
Ramona S. and Lee M. Bass
Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP
Dana & Dee Kelly
Mollie and Garland Lasater

Jean Roach, Amy and Tull Bailey
Anne Marie and Douglas K. Bratton
Brenda and Chad Cline
Mitzi & Bill Davis
Charlotte & Kirk French
Teresa and Luther King
Joe & Priscilla Martin
Frasher H. and John F. Pergande
Don C. Plattsmier

Elaine and Neils Agather
Connie Beck & Frank Tilley
Todd & Ashli Blumenfeld
Karen Burchfield
Barbara A. & Ralph F. Cox
Debbie Brooks - DFW Musicians Services
Shannon & Mark Hart
Aaron & Corrie Howard
Ann Frasher Hudson
Kim and Matt Johnson
Kim and Glenn Darden
Ronald Koonsman in memory of Ann Koonsman
Blake & Mary Lipscomb
Tim & Misty Locke
Michelle Marlow
Margaret & Stuart McDonald
Mr. and Mrs. David M. Porter
Melissa & Don Reid
Billy & Rozanne Rosenthal
Alann Sampson
Tim and Clare Stonesifer
Symphony League of Fort Worth
Texas Christian University
Carla & Kelly Thompson
Visit Fort Worth
Mr. Charles White
Dan and Dana Wilkirson

Jeanne Cochran
Ronny & Nicki Korb - Pinnacle Bank


Support the Gala

If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to make a gift in support of this event. Donations to the Gala will also help underwrite invitations to community representatives and our beloved FWSO musicians who truly appreciate and enjoy being a part of this celebration.

Auction Items

Shooting Clays at the Castle

Experience world-class shooting at the Greystone Castle Sporting Club, winner of the 2022 Orvis Lodge of the Year. Located 45 minutes west of Fort Worth, Greystone Castle is one of the most elite destinations for sport shooting. The winner will receive: ​

- Two days and one night of wing shooting and clay shooting for five individuals or up to five couples (lodging includes five private rooms) ​
- An upland bird hunt and a European-style pheasant hunt for five individuals​
- Sporting clay carts and unlimited clays included​
- Chef-prepared gourmet meals and a $1,000 credit to be used in Greystone’s wine cellar or premium bar ​

Available by October 15, 2023 | Expires on March 31, 2024
Compliments of Greystone Castle Sporting Club​
Appraised Value: $16,350

Pretty in Pink

Turn every head with these exquisite earrings in dazzling shades of pink set on 18k gold hoops, and containing the following variety of fine gemstones:

- Pink tourmalines (26.4 total carat weight)
- Pink sapphires (8.22 total carat weight)
- Diamonds (1.14 total carat weight)

Compliments of Piranesi​
Appraised Value: $21,740

Adorned in Gold & Glamour

The highest bidder will receive:

- Park Avenue Bangle by David Webb featuring: 34 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.50 carats, textured 18K gold leaves and platinum
With the complimentary addition of:
- A private tea or lunch with a fashion presentation for up to ten guests
- Facial of choice at the Neiman Marcus Spa

Compliments of Neiman Marcus​ Fort Worth
Appraised Value: $25,800​

Bright Lights in the Big City

Enjoy a luxurious, culturally inspired, 5-star weekend in NYC, from start to finish. This trip for two includes a two (2) night stay in a Five-Star hotel from Friday through Sunday along with:

- Friday or Saturday evening tickets to either the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall or a show on Broadway with a pre-show dinner (beverages not included)
- Saturday evening dinner at a five-star restaurant (beverages not included)

Compliments of Mrs. Mercedes T. Bass​
Appraised Value: Invaluable​
Details will be coordinated with the recipient, airfare not included.

Gala Concert Tickets