Monday, March 2, 2015

This Week's Hot Tickets: Extraordinary Jazz Concert, Celeb Spelling Bee, Empty Bowls Luncheon

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Wednesday evening, almost 20 legendary trumpet players including Doc Severinsen, Arturo Sandoval, Lee Loughnane (the band Chicago) and Canadian Brass alumni Ronnie Romm, Ryan Anthony, Jens Lindenmann and Joe Burgstaller will join members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jeff Tyzik and Robert Moody and the UNT One O'Clock Lab Band in a once-in-a-lifetime musical event at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.

The concert's first half opens with the moving last movement of Resphigi's "Pines of Rome" then culminates in an exciting multi-trumpet "Carnival of Venice" all backed by members of the world-renown Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  The second half features jazz greats including Arturo Sandoval & Doc Severinsen from the Tonight Show. All players will join at the end for a raucous jam version of Tommy Dorsey's "Well, Git It."
 
 
 
Reading Partners 2014 Celebrity Spelling Bee
This fundraising event features prominent local Dallas celebrities, corporate leaders, and community members coming together for a fun night of friendly spelling competition and celebration! All proceeds benefit Reading Partners and our students.

Celebrity Spellers

Kristi Nelson, Host, NBC
David Chard, Judge, Dean of Education, Southern Methodist University
Daryl Johnston, Three-time Super Bowl Champion and Fox Sports Analyst
Amy Havins, Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger
Serita Jakes, The Potter’s House
Mike Morath, Dallas Independent School District Board Trustee
Stephan Pyles, Chef and recipient of the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest
Jim Schutze, The Dallas Observer
Wade Smith, NFL Veteran
and YOU!
For the first time ever, we will be raffling off a seat on stage! One member from the audience will join a team on stage during competition. Guests will nominate their friends during the cocktail hour.
 
 
16th Annual Empty Bowls
The 16th Annual Empty Bowls event takes place this Friday, March 6th. Guests will enjoy lunch at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, benefiting the North Texas Food Bank. In addition to soup and other bowl friendly fare from 20 of North Texas’ finest restaurants, attendees can select a handcrafted bowl from some of Texas’ finest artists as a memento of the day.
Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM

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