A Look Back at the SF Symphony’s Spring Gala Featuring Janelle Monae

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Janelle Monae Performs with the SF Symphony.  Credit: Ashley Reddy for Moanalani Jeffrey Photography
Janelle Monae Performs with the SF Symphony. Credit: Ashley Reddy for Moanalani Jeffrey Photography

It was a “creative black tie” cocktail affair for the San Francisco Symphony’s Inaugural Spring Gala. From the hip to the formal, a laid-back spring vibe buzzed through City Hall during the colorful wonderland that was the Spring Gala.

The evening began with pre-concert cocktails (spring-a-fied blue and green cocktails), sparkling wine and dinner at City Hall.

Then, onto the highlight of the evening: Ms. Janelle Monae at Davies Symphony Hall.  Her performance with the SF Symphony was so rare and beautiful; the symphonic sounds beautifully complimented the angelic voices of the genre-bending Monae and her small but mighty back-up tribe. The Grammy-nominated artist and lit up the stage with her signature twirls, whirls and tuxedo-clad style.

Finally, the after-party sealed the deal for those wanting more. Desserts, cocktails, dancing, and yes, Ms. Monae.  A very special group of VIP after-party pass holders had the privilege of enjoying a second performance from the magnetic Monae and crew.

The Spring Gala benefitted the SF Symphony’s education programs, which annually reach over 75,000 Bay Area children.

Check out some of our favorite pics from the evening.

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