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National Symphony Orchestra Opening Ball

Renée Fleming performing with Leonard Slatkin and the National Symphony Orchestra.

To commemorate the beginning of the 2007-2008 season and the final year as Maestro for Leonard Slatkin, the National Symphony Orchestra hosted its annual Season Opening Ball on September 16 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.  Superstar American soprano Renée Fleming and the talented young Chinese pianist Peng Peng joined Mr. Slatkin for a memorable performance in the Kennedy Center's Concert Hall, followed by elegant dining and dancing on the South Plaza.

Martin K. Alloy and Daris Clifton and Laurel and Vinod Gupta served as chairmen for this year's Ball.  All proceeds of the evening support the Orchestra's many artistic, education, and community outreach programs.

2007 Ball co-chairmen Daris Clifton and Martin K. Alloy.

Kennedy Center president Michael M. Kaiser, with NSO Board member Patricia Sagon and Charles Miller.

Kennedy Center chairman Stephen A. Schwarzman and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Alphonso Jackson.

Alma Gildenhorn and The Honorable Joseph Gildenhorn.

Peng Peng, National Symphony Orchestra music director Leonard Slatkin, Michael and Noémi Neidorff, and Linda Hohenfeld Slatkin.

Herbert Kohler, Jr., and NSO Board chairman Ann D. Jordan.

Norah O'Donnell and Geoff Tracy.

Ambassador of the League of Arab States and Mrs. Hussein Hassouna.

Jacqueline Duberstein, James A. Johnson, Maxine Isaacs, and The Honorable Kenneth Duberstein.

Photos: Image 1: Scott Suchman; Image 2-3, 5-8: Margot Ingoldsby Schulman;
Image 4, 9-10: Joseph Allen
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