Gala Honors 2019 Class Of San Antonio Symphony Belles

By Jake Gaines          Photography by Greg Harrison

THE SETTING: The San Antonio Symphony League recently celebrated its 48th annual Symphony Ball in the heart of the city it calls home. The League presented this year’s class of elegant young Symphony Belles at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa with their families, friends and symphony supporters.  With the theme of An Evening in The Gardens of Versailles, the attendees enjoyed dinner and dancing late into the night, with catering provided by the JW Marriott.  

THE STYLE: In keeping with tradition, the Belles donned white gowns as they were presented to their guests by their fathers. Following the formal presentation, partygoers enjoyed a scrumptious meal and danced the night away making memories to last a lifetime. The evening concluded a year filled with beautiful teas, luncheons and parties, each celebrating the 2019 senior Symphony Belles and benefitting the San Antonio Symphony League. The floral décor was provided by Danny Cuellar of Trinity Flowers. The resplendent display of roses and hydrangeas in striking shades of pinks and lavenders depicted the ambiance of the gardens of Versailles. Guests enjoyed the evening’s fête with a performance by the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio and after-dinner dancing to the sounds of Finding Friday. 

THE PURPOSE: Rebecca and Keith Long, the 2019 Symphony Ball chairs, created an evening to remember for each Belle and her family. For nearly half a century, the San Antonio Symphony League has proudly presented young ladies who are the children and grandchildren of San Antonio Symphony League members at a formal Symphony Ball. During all four years of high school, Belles earn volunteer service hours through various Symphony League events and one hundred percent of the annual contributions made to the Belle Program are in turn donated to the San Antonio Symphony League.