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Symphony young professionals bid auf wiedersehen to Hans Graf in Mozart-infused finale

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Houston Symphony YP MozART and Mixers May 2013 Daria Flores, Brenden Marquardt, Laurentine Marquardt, Sparky Frost
Daria Flores, from left, Brenden and Laurentine Marquardt and Sparky Frost at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage season finale. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Houston Symphony YP Mozart and Mixers May 2013 Taryn Cheesman, Karen Rock, Katie Chachere and Kristin Kruse
Taryn Cheesman, from left, Karen Rock, Katie Chachere and Kristin Kruse  at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage season finale. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Houston Symphony YP Mozart and Mixers May 2013 YPB-ers having fun at the photo booth
Having fun at the photo booth at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage season finale. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Houston Symphony YP MozART and Mixers May 2013 Jeff Koffler and Kristy Sledge
Jeff Koffler and Kristy Sledge at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage season finale. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Houston Symphony YP MozART and Mixers May 2013 Ron Lee and Shannon Lee
Ron and Shannon Lee at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage season finale. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Houston Symphony YP MozART and Mixers May 2013 Katherine Murphy, Clair Condit, and Holly Cassard
Katherine Murphy, froml left, Clair Condit and Holly Cassard at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage season finale. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Houston Symphony YP MozART and Mixers May 2013 Lindsey Martin and Craig Brann
Lindsey Martin and Craig Brann at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage season finale. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Houston Symphony YP MozART and Mixers May 2013 Alan Cordova and Dr. Christine Le
Alan Cordova and Dr. Christine Le at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage season finale. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Houston Symphony YP MozART and Mixers May 2013 Sabrina Hurst and Ann Binion
Sabrina Hurst, left, and Ann Binion at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage season finale. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Houston Symphony YP MozART and Mixers May 2013 Hana Shoup and Randy Shoup
Hana and Randy Shoup at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage season finale. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Houston Symphony YP MozART and Mixers May 2013 Deborah Colton and Georgia McBride
Deborah Colton, left, and Georgia McBride at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage season finale. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Houston Symphony YP MozART and Mixers May 2013 Dr. Christine Le, Rob Hallenbeck, Jose Ortiz and Elise Austin
Dr. Christine Le, from left, Rob Hallenbeck, Jose Ortiz and Elise Austin at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage season finale. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Houston Symphony YP MozART and Mixers May 2013 Samuel Moreno, Adam Van Doren, Gira Desai and Alan Cordova
Samuel Moreno, Adam Van Doren, Gira Desai and Alan Cordova at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage season finale. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
Houston Symphony YP MozART and Mixers May 2013 Daria Flores, Brenden Marquardt, Laurentine Marquardt, Sparky Frost
Houston Symphony YP Mozart and Mixers May 2013 Taryn Cheesman, Karen Rock, Katie Chachere and Kristin Kruse
Houston Symphony YP Mozart and Mixers May 2013 YPB-ers having fun at the photo booth
Houston Symphony YP MozART and Mixers May 2013 Jeff Koffler and Kristy Sledge
Houston Symphony YP MozART and Mixers May 2013 Ron Lee and Shannon Lee
Houston Symphony YP MozART and Mixers May 2013 Katherine Murphy, Clair Condit, and Holly Cassard
Houston Symphony YP MozART and Mixers May 2013 Lindsey Martin and Craig Brann
Houston Symphony YP MozART and Mixers May 2013 Alan Cordova and Dr. Christine Le
Houston Symphony YP MozART and Mixers May 2013 Sabrina Hurst and Ann Binion
Houston Symphony YP MozART and Mixers May 2013 Hana Shoup and Randy Shoup
Houston Symphony YP MozART and Mixers May 2013 Deborah Colton and Georgia McBride
Houston Symphony YP MozART and Mixers May 2013 Dr. Christine Le, Rob Hallenbeck, Jose Ortiz and Elise Austin
Houston Symphony YP MozART and Mixers May 2013 Samuel Moreno, Adam Van Doren, Gira Desai and Alan Cordova

Shortly after Houston Symphony music director Hans Graf put down his baton and the applause subsided, some 100 music enthusiasts, members of the symphony's Young Professionals Backstage group, departed Jones Hall for their season finale at Deborah Colton Gallery in Rice Village.

With the notes of Mozart's Symphony No. 40 and Stravinsky's Violin Concerto still ringing in their heads, the YPs easily changed their musical orientation as DJ Squincy Jones began spinning popular tunes. 

The late-night action included posing with various props in a photo booth and taking in mixology lessons provided by the Bombay Sapphire World Bazaar. Party fare and libations were provided by Sambuca, Bombay Sapphire and Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.

The party crowd included Katie Chachere, Kristin Kruse, Adam Van Doren, Gira Desai, Ken Heil, Shannon and Ronald Lee, Samuel Moreno, Glenn Taylor, gallery owner Deborah Colton and Houston Symphony violinist Sergei Galperin.

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