A special thanks to Northern Trust and their loyal and generous support of the Dallas Opera OnStage Dinner!

by Megan Meister

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From left: Jonathan Pell, TDO Artist Director; Keith Cerny, TDO General Director & CEO; Graeme Jenkins, TDO Music Director; Mark Flagg, Dallas Opera Board Member and Northern Trust’s Dallas Region President.

Northern Trust has sponsored this elegant annual soirée since 1992 and this year’s event on Monday, April 22nd featured mezzo-soprano (and rising star) Sasha Cooke performing such rarities and classics as  “Amor” by William Bolcom, “What a Movie” from Trouble in Tahiti by Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin’s “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess and “Can’t Help Lovin’ dat Man” from Show Boat by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein.  The evening concluded with a special tribute to Dallas Opera Music Director Graeme Jenkins honoring his twenty illustrious years as music director of the Dallas Opera.

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From left: Keith, Northern Trust’s Managing Director and Pam Braley; Joanna and T. Peter Townsend, TDO Chairman.

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Mezzo Sasha Cooke performing at the OnStage Dinner.

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The screen coming down for the audience to watch the tribute to Maestro Graeme Jenkins.

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From left: Dorothy and Plato Karayanis; Maestro Graeme Jenkins; Mrs. Eugene McDermott.

Photos by Karen Almond Photography

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