More than 325 guests attended Virtuosi of Houston’s Annual Gala, Music in Motion. The event was held In the Grand Ballroom of the new InterContinental Hotel – Medical Center, 6750 Main Street, on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

The evening, beginning at 6:00 PM, was chaired by Patti Murphy. Honorary Chairmen were Monzer Hourani and Carmina Zamorano. Guest enjoyed cocktails, a wine pull, silent auction plus watching a live painting by Taft McWhorter. Peter Remington and Linda Lorelle handled the emcee duties for the evening

An Evening of World-Class Music and Fine Cuisine spotlighted the arts Honoring Michelle Smith, Founder & Executive Director, METdance, Jane Weiner, Founder & Director Hope Stone Dance and Stanton Welch, Artistic Director of the Houston Ballet.  White Swan Pax de Duex was performed by Artists from Houston Ballet II Academy; Aheym was performed by METdance and Barcarolle / Radio Ga Ga was performed by Hope Stone Dancers with the Houston Boychoir. All dancers accompanied by the Virtuosi of Houston Orchestra under the direction by Founding and Artistic Directors Franz Krager and Andzrej Grabiec.

David & Dianna Voll celebrated their 50th Anniversary at the gala with numerous out of town friends joining them. Other guests attending included Elina Htun, Ken Christie, Barbara Van Postman, James & Shirley Dannenbaum, Tony Bradfield & Kevin Black, Dr. Jorge & April Salazar, Sean Buckley & Marisol Quijano, Dale & Tommie Merriman, Karen DeGeurin, Sara & James Parr, Staci Voll, Bill King & Terri Alani.

The evening, raising more than $400,000 included the ultimate live auction featuring a Game of Thrones Journey – a 6-night stay in Dublin, a Private Estate Experience for 10 at Churchill Downs, Sunset Cruise on a Luxury Yacht for 14, a sailing experience on an America’s Cup Yacht for 2, Chopard Diamond Pendant and Earring Set, a Rome VIP Experience for 2 and a George Strait Signed Guitar.


Providing a means for a unique group of young and musically gifted artists to expand their abilities through exposure to world-class conductors and challenging musical pieces