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Young professional Houston Grand Opera patrons launch new season on a high note

Young professional opera patrons launch new season on a high note

7 Valerie Dieterich, from left, Jonathan Godfrey and Tracy Dieterich at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
Valerie Dieterich, from left, Jonathan Godfrey and Tracy Dieterich. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
10 Joe and Betsy Carvelli, from left, Robert Little and Genevera Allen at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
Joe and Betsy Carvelli, from left, Robert Little and Genevera Allen. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
1 Liam Bonner, from left, Ishwaria Subbiah, Mario Gudmundsson and Darrin Davis at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
Liam Bonner, from left, Ishwaria Subbiah, Mario Gudmundsson and Darrin Davis. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
11 Joseph and Meredith Gomez, from left, Jessica Roper and Arturo Muñoz at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
 Joseph and Meredith Gomez, from left, Jessica Roper and Arturo Muñoz. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
12 Giuseppe Liberati, from left, Kimberly Trevino and Gerard Trevino at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
Giuseppe Liberati, from left, with Kimberly and Gerard Trevino. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
13 Kelser McMiller, from left, Tiffany Sanders and Maryam Afshari at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
Kelser McMiller, from left, Tiffany Sanders and Maryam Afshari. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
14 Brian McCulloch, from left, Jeremy Garcia, Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl and Sverre Brandsberg-Dahl at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
Brian McCulloch, from left, Jeremy Garcia and Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl and Sverre Brandsberg-Dahl. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
15 Rachel and Warren Ellsworth at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014.
Rachel and Warren Ellsworth. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
9 Amy Thompson, left, and Valerie Dieterich at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
Amy Thompson, left, and Valerie Dieterich. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
8 Alfredo Vilas, left, and Tracy Dieterich at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
Alfredo Vilas, left, and Tracy Dieterich. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
6 Jonathan Godfrey at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
Jonathan Godfrey. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
4 Bryan and Josey Wagner at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
Bryan and Josey Wagner. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
3 Chris and Kathi Peters at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
Chris and Kathi Peters. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
5 Kelser McMiller, from left, Mario Gudmundsson, Michelle Stair and Jason Brown at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
Kelser McMiller, from left, Mario Gudmundsson, Michelle Stair and Jason Brown. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
2 Laurel Flores, from left, Clint Sosa and Charyn McGinnis at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014.
Laurel Flores, from left, Clint Sosa and Charyn McGinnis. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
7 Valerie Dieterich, from left, Jonathan Godfrey and Tracy Dieterich at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
10 Joe and Betsy Carvelli, from left, Robert Little and Genevera Allen at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
1 Liam Bonner, from left, Ishwaria Subbiah, Mario Gudmundsson and Darrin Davis at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
11 Joseph and Meredith Gomez, from left, Jessica Roper and Arturo Muñoz at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
12 Giuseppe Liberati, from left, Kimberly Trevino and Gerard Trevino at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
13 Kelser McMiller, from left, Tiffany Sanders and Maryam Afshari at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
14 Brian McCulloch, from left, Jeremy Garcia, Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl and Sverre Brandsberg-Dahl at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
15 Rachel and Warren Ellsworth at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014.
9 Amy Thompson, left, and Valerie Dieterich at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
8 Alfredo Vilas, left, and Tracy Dieterich at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
6 Jonathan Godfrey at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
4 Bryan and Josey Wagner at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
3 Chris and Kathi Peters at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
5 Kelser McMiller, from left, Mario Gudmundsson, Michelle Stair and Jason Brown at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014
2 Laurel Flores, from left, Clint Sosa and Charyn McGinnis at the HGO Young Patrons Kick-off September 2014.

What: Houston Grand Opera's Young Patron's Circle season launch.

Where: The home of Valerie and Tracy Dieterich.

The 411: For the launch of HGO's 60th season, the young professional patrons group celebrated over wine and hors d'oeuvres while HGO assistant concert master Jonathan Godfrey provided a few enchanting musical notes. Adding to the spirit of the opera-focused evening were HGO Studio alumnus Liam Bonner, Ishwaria Subbiah, Mario Gudmundsson and Darrin Davis.

Among the benefits of membership in the age 40 and under group are two tickets to all open dress rehearsals, complimentary valet parking, access to the Masterson Green Room, operatic conversations and several socials such as the kick-off evening. Membership is $2,000 annually.

Who: Betsy and Joe Carvelli, Alfredo Vilas, Giuseppe Liberati, Kimberly and Gerard Trevino, Brian McCulloch, Jeremy Garcia, Carrie and Sverre Brandsberg-Dahl, Kelser McMiller, Tiffany Sanders and Maryam Afshari.