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Ballet Arizona, Arizona Opera and The Phoenix Symphony’s second annual TRIO gala and performance was Feb. 22. The event brought together all three of Arizona’s largest performing arts organizations for an evening at Symphony Hall. More than 2,000 guests attended the performance, and more than 600 continued for dinner and dancing with artists from the performance in the Convention Center Ballroom.
The evening began with a cocktail hour and live music featuring The Optimystics in the atrium of the Convention Center. Guests were then seated for the TRIO performance in Symphony Hall. The one-hour performance conducted by Emil de Cou showcased the artistic strengths of each organization and featured Latin-infused repertoire from the Barber of Seville La Bayadère, West Side Story and original choreography set to the music of Schindler’s List.
With tickets to the performance only made available, many members of the community were in attendance at Symphony Hall. As 600 gala patrons made their way into the lavishly decorated ballroom at the Phoenix Convention Center, they were entertained with the sounds of Rosie’s House mariachi band. Gala guests also enjoyed dinner and dancing to music by Jaleo Band.