Symphony's YPs Party

Tattoos for tunes? Young professionals celebrate start of Houston Symphony centennial season

Young professionals celebrate start of Symphony centennial season

Meghan Caulket and Garret Hudson at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Meghan Caulkett and Garrett Hudson at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Zee Naqvi, left, and Mariam Wanies at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Zee Naqvi, left, and Mariam Wanies at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Katie Chachere, from left, Anna Kuperstein and Kristin Kruse at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Katie Chachere, from left, Anna Kuperstein and Kristin Kruse at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Andrew DeLuna, from left, Aaron Robinson and Justin Morton at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Andrew DeLuna, from left, Aaron Robinson and Justin Morton at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Sarah Bosch, left, and Qualata Forrest at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Sarah Bosch, left, and Qualata Forrest at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Sahrish Agha and David George at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Sahrish Agha and David George at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Liam Bonner and Allison Lott at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Liam Bonner and Allison Lott at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Kristine Horta, left, and Lulu Han at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Kristine Horta, left, and Lulu Han at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Justin and Amanda Morton at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Justin and Amanda Morton at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Evin Tsai, from left, Tracy Jacobson and Samuel Moreno at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Evin Tsai, from left, Tracy Jacobson and Samuel Moreno at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Edward Heap and Lindsay Canning at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Edward Heap and Lindsay Canning at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Andy Lee, from left, Glenn Taylor and Liam Bonner at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Andy Lee, from left, Glenn Taylor and Liam Bonner at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston Symphony Temporary Tattoo at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage temporary tattoo. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
crowd, venue at OKRA at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
The crowd at OKRA for the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston Symphony voting booth at OKRA at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Voting booth at OKRA at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com
Meghan Caulket and Garret Hudson at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Zee Naqvi, left, and Mariam Wanies at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Katie Chachere, from left, Anna Kuperstein and Kristin Kruse at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Andrew DeLuna, from left, Aaron Robinson and Justin Morton at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Sarah Bosch, left, and Qualata Forrest at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Sahrish Agha and David George at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Liam Bonner and Allison Lott at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Kristine Horta, left, and Lulu Han at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Justin and Amanda Morton at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Evin Tsai, from left, Tracy Jacobson and Samuel Moreno at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Edward Heap and Lindsay Canning at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Andy Lee, from left, Glenn Taylor and Liam Bonner at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Houston Symphony Temporary Tattoo at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
crowd, venue at OKRA at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party
Houston Symphony voting booth at OKRA at the Houston Symphony Young Professionals Backstage kick-off party

The official arrival of autumn sounds the beginning of scores of social gatherings for the bigwigs of philanthropy. There is no such thing as a fermata (musical pause), either, for the next generation of Houston's good Samaritans. Such a group gathered at OKRA Charity Saloon as a prelude to Houston Symphony's centennial season.

The orchestra's Young Professionals Backstage, referred to as the YPBs, mixed and mingled over tall beers, vino, grilled paninis and the pub's signature fried okra in anticipation of upcoming performances.  Since the symphony was selected as one of a handful nonprofits eligible for OKRA's funds in September, they also tallied potential votes to hear the sweet melody of loot at the end of the month.

 The more adventurous types chose to show their loyalty by rubbing temporary Houston Symphony tattoos on their bodies. 

Other more adventurous types chose to show their loyalty by rubbing temporary Houston Symphony tattoos on their bodies.

What's on tap for this classically tuneful company? The $120 three-concert subscription includes "Luck Be a Lady" with Megan Hilty from NBC's Smash and Sean Saves the World in November, "The Planets and The Earth – An HD Odyssey," led by music director designate Andrés Orozco-Estrada in January, and "Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet" with Hans Graf in April.

Amid the cacophony of personalities rubbing elbows with chief marketing officer Glenn Taylor and associate principal second violin Tina Zhang were Katie Chachere, Kristin Kruse, Allison Lott, Jonathan Cohen, Kali Sellars, WindSync's Tracy Jacobson and Garrett Hudson, 47 Strings' Meghan Caulkett, Houston Grand Opera vocalist Liam Bonner, Samuel Moreno, Edward Heap and Lindsay Cannings.