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Patron Tour and Recording – “American Voices”

October 20, 2017 - October 23, 2017

- $1250 - $1575

Tour Itinerary**

FRIDAY, October 20, 2017* Arrive at the Fairmont Dallas, recipient of a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, and located in the Dallas Arts District. Attend a private opening dinner in the Wine Room at Dakota’s Steakhouse, a downtown Dallas dining icon for over 30 years. Enjoy the Dallas Opera season-opener, Camille Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalia, from your Orchestra Terrace seats at The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House. Music Director Emmanuel Villaume conducts the production directed by Bruno Berger-Gorski and featuring Olga Borodina and Clifton Forbis in the title roles.

SATURDAY, October 21, 2017 Travel by motor coach to Fort Worth, Texas, for a docent-led tour of the Kimbell Art Museum. Enjoy lunch at the Café Modern at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Attend the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s matinee concert of the American Voices program featuring Jake Runestad’s Reflections, led by Music Director Joshua Habermann. Set to journal writings by Henry David Thoreau, the work was commissioned by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale in 2016 and underwritten in part by Jane Clayton Oakes. The concert will be held in the Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell, and is dedicated to the memory of Marlene Nathan Meyerson. The day is capped off by a reception for patrons and artists hosted by SFDC Board Member Susie Wilson and her husband Jerry.

SUNDAY, October 22, 2017 Stroll to the Dallas Art Museum for a docent-led tour of the outstanding American collection. Attend the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s American Voices performance conducted by Music Director Joshua Habermann on The David R. Davidson Tower Arts Series at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Enjoy a post-concert dinner in the Fairmont Dallas’ intimate French restaurant, The Pyramid Room, acclaimed by local critics, one of whom said, “The very atmosphere promises exciting dining and the promise is fulfilled.”

MONDAY, October 23, 2017 Be a fly on the wall in the Producer’s booth at the Chorale’s first-ever commercial recording session at The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Then head home after this extraordinary patron experience combining music, art, and collegiality.

$1,575 pp Single occupancy
$1,250 pp Double occupancy
(airfare not included)


Air travel assistance and rooming arrangements will be coordinated by Freda Anderson, Owner, A Touch of Class Travel. More information on concierge services may be found on our website.

*Although our official patron tour package is focused on the Dallas-Fort Worth performances, The SFDC will be appearing at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Oklahoma City on Friday, October 20th. Tickets for this performance may be purchased at

**Tour package includes three nights at the Fairmont Dallas, performance tickets, museum tours, ground transportation on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday, a reception with artists, two dinners, and one luncheon.


October 20, 2017
October 23, 2017
$1250 - $1575


Santa Fe Desert Chorale
(505) 988-2282