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Photos: 2019 Gala Celebration

Updated: Oct 16, 2019

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra welcomed new Music Director Stéphane Denève with a Gala Celebration at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on September 20.

The SLSO marked the start of Denève's tenure with a celebratory evening featuring the musical talents of trumpeter Byron Stripling and his jazz ensemble, which performed music inspired by the Hot Club of France.

Below are photos from the event:

Stéphane Denève greets the attendees at the 2019 Gala Celebration.

Byron Stripling and his jazz ensemble provided the evening's entertainment.

Music for the evening was inspired by the Hot club of France.

SLSO Concertmaster David Halen welcomed attendees.

Co-chairs of the event were, from left to right: Curt Ittner and Molly Hyland, Jean-Paul and Isabelle Montupet, Steve and Laura Savis, and Judy and Nick Kouchoukos.

Andrew Jorgenson, Noemi Neidorff, Stéphane Denève

SLSO President and CEO Marie-Hélène Bernard and Norm Eaker, Chair, Board of Trustees

Steve and Kelly Mackin

Sarah Wessel, Jo Ann Kindle, Kathy Osborne, Carol and Rick Short

Walt and Nancy Galvin

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Jean-Paul Montupet, Stéphane Denève, Isabelle Montupet

Marjorie Ivey, Darin Groll, Libby Yunger

Doug Copeland and Marie-Hélène Bernard, Katie and Steve Schankman

Tom and Cindy Siler

Carol and Rick Short

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Nina Ferrigno, and Scott Andrews

David and Miran Halen, Andrew Jorgensen

And check out more photos from the 2019 Gala Celebration below:

Photos by Sarah Carmody


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