San Francisco Bay Area philanthropists recently joined the San Francisco League of the San Francisco Symphony for An Evening of Musical Adventures. The eventful night of food, friendship and music highlighted musicians from the San Francisco Symphony’s highly acclaimed Adventures in Music (AIM) program, providing music ensembles from the classical, Latin and Jazz worlds.
The spectacular event, held on May 16, featured an intimate cocktail reception in a private interior garden in San Francisco’s South of Market District. Festive cocktails were followed by a seated, multi-course dinner featuring performances by the ensembles in the San Francisco Symphony’s Adventures in Music program: Omar Ledezma Jr. & Pedro Rosales, Latin percussionists; Swing Stories, Jazz quartet; and Four Score Strings, string ensemble. Following dinner, guests were invited to groove to the electro swing dance sounds of DJ Vochegroovsky.
“The extraordinary evening celebrated the Adventures in Music program, one of the San Francisco Symphony’s many music education programs,” said event chair Roberta Economidis. “This program brings music to over 25,000 Bay Area children each year.”
Adventures in Music is a comprehensive music education program designed specifically for San Francisco’s public elementary schools, in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District.
In addition to Economidis, the event committee included Gia Colosi, Pamela Rummage Culp, Jacque Hawk, Mary Hagan, Anette Harris, Maggie Hazelrig, Anne Herrera, Sallie Huntting, Kathryn and Damian Inglin, Jacqueline Jacoby, Judy Jorgensen, Kathleen Kelley, Christopher Hojin Lee, Sam Leftwich, Maria Hermanussen Marcus, Elaine Mellis, Laura Miller and Matt Herold, Manjula Jeyapalan Noone, Judith Schulman and Sharon Seto.
Uli Martinez, Roberta Economidis and Jacqueline Hawk
Christina Deeb, Teresa Rodriguez and Maria Barrios Ehmer
Anette Harris, David Seto and Sharon Seto
Sallie Hunting and Leon Huntting
Kelly Murphy and Ted Murphy
Maria Barrios and Richard Ehmer
David Seto and Ralf Floerke
Pamela Culp and Elaine Mellis
Joy Yi Boatwright, Felix Ghoul and Lori Kuhn
Marc Loupe and Anette Harris
Dr. Patrick Noone and Dr. Manjula Noone
Kelly Murphy, Hooman Khalili and Uli Martinez
Sam Leftwich and Jacqueline Jacoby
Christopher Lee and Cynthia Schreuder
Photo credit: Ellian Raffoul for Moanalani Jeffrey Photography