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Virtuosi of Houston celebrates 20th anniversary with record-breaking black-tie gala

Virtuosi of Houston celebrates 20th anniversary with record gala

Vituosi of Houston, Carlos Barbieri, Karina Barbieri, Margaret Alkek Williams, Zarine Boyce, Meherwan Boyce
Carlos Barbieri, Karina Barbieri, Margaret Alkek Williams, Zarine Boyce, Meherwan Boyce. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studios
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Hasti Taghi, Stacey Andell
Hasti Taghi, Stacey Andell. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Nick Florescu, Dominique Sachse
Nick Florescu, Dominique Sachse. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Patti Murphy, Jo Furr
 Patti Murphy, Jo Furr. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Margaret Alkek Williams, Pierce Bush, Sarah Beth Milton
Margaret Alkek Williams, Pierce Bush, Sarah Beth Milton. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Franz Krager, Andrzej Grabiec
Franz Krager, Andrzej Grabiec. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Gracie Cavnar, Bob Cavnar
Gracie Cavnar, Bob Cavnar. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Mary Ann, David McKeithan
 Mary Ann McKeithan, David McKeithan. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Kristina Sandoval, Carlos Sandoval
Kristina Sandoval, Carlos Sandoval. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Ann Mendelsohn, Dr. John Mendelsohn
Ann Mendelsohn, Dr. John Mendelsohn. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Karen DeGuerin, Peter Remington
Karen DeGuerin, Peter Remington. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Joy Taylor, Marie Bosarge
Joy Taylor, Marie Bosarge. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Jim Schaffer, Helen Schaffer
Jim Shaffer, Helen Shaffer. Photo by Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
Vituosi of Houston, Carlos Barbieri, Karina Barbieri, Margaret Alkek Williams, Zarine Boyce, Meherwan Boyce
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Hasti Taghi, Stacey Andell
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Nick Florescu, Dominique Sachse
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Patti Murphy, Jo Furr
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Margaret Alkek Williams, Pierce Bush, Sarah Beth Milton
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Franz Krager, Andrzej Grabiec
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Gracie Cavnar, Bob Cavnar
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Mary Ann, David McKeithan
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Kristina Sandoval, Carlos Sandoval
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Ann Mendelsohn, Dr. John Mendelsohn
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Karen DeGuerin, Peter Remington
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Joy Taylor, Marie Bosarge
Houston, Virtuosi of Houston, May 2016, Jim Schaffer, Helen Schaffer

What: Virtuosi of Houston 20th anniversary gala.

Where: Royal Sonesta Hotel.

The scoop: Karina and Carlos Barbieri and Zarine and Meherwan Boyce chaired the evening of wining, dining and beautiful music provided by the students of Virtuosi. Broadway star Michelle DeJean joined the orchestra for a song from Oliver.

More than 425 guests helped raise a record $360,000 for the organization that provides chamber music education to talented students. Dominique Sachse and Peter Remington continued their tradition of serving as emcees for the evening that this year honored Margaret Alkek Williams and Monzer Hourani.

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