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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Hello Everyone!

If you read my blog regularly, you already know my love for the Dallas Symphony and the Vivaldi Patron Circle. Last Wednesday the VPC had their annual Mid-Winters Evening at the Hotel ZAZA gallery in uptown. Kimberly Schlegel Whitman who is a famous Dallas Socialite and fabulous author, tv anchor woman, editor at large of Southern Living magazine, cool lady, yeah... hosted the event. At every event, the VPC invites musicians from the DSO to play a little and when I got the invite, I saw they were having world renowned violinist Nicola Bennedetti as the guest musician! I was so excited to hear her play, especially because I knew I would be going to her concert on the Friday night. As usual the beautiful Amy Espinosa joined me, as well as some new fabulous friends I met through Amy last weekend. We had a blast, and at the end of the night I received a huge surprise!

This was the girls and I getting our chat on!

To my surprise, Nicola did not play her violin, but she did give a short question answer session about her life as a violinist.

I couldn't resist taking a picture with her after the big surprise she gave me when she drew my name for a raffle to win a night stay hotel at Hotel ZAZA!!!! That was the envelope I am holding on my RH!
This hotel is beautiful, and we will probably be staying there for the Mr.'s B day in early March. This is the second time I win the big raffle prize at a VPC event! The chair of VPC thinks I am rigging the raffles :)

Friday night, Michelle and I headed to the symphony to see the DSO play Dvorak's Carnival Overture, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (with Nicola) and Brahms 1.

The dogs weren't too happy I was leaving them...

Michelle and I at the Meyerson

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Getting Nicola's autograph during intermission

I had such a great teaching week, and got to go to fun events, what did you do this week?!

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~Mrs. S

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