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Scene & Heard: BSO Gala

Lee Kappelman, Denise Hargrove and John Rybock Cars lined up outside Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Red-shirted valets rushed to open doors as men in tuxedos and women wrapped in sparkles and shine emerged to join another line leading into a large tent outside the hall. The social swirl under that tarp -- the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Gala -- signaled that Baltimore's fall party season was now officially underway. "It's so much fun to be at the premiere of the season and have classical music presented in this way," said Marjorie Rodgers Cheshire, A Karen Jackson