Haute Event: San Francisco Symphony Opening Gala Next Week

Scene from the 2011 SF Symphony Opening Gala. Photographer Kristen Loken.


Event: San Francisco Symphony Opening Gala

Place: Davies Symphony Hall 201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00pm 

Cost: $150 and $295 for concert; $395-$650 for Symphonix Dinner + Concert; $475-$800 for Symphony Supper + Concert: $1,500-$10,000 for Patrons’ Dinner + Concert

Get ready to celebrate the exquisite sounds of San Francisco Symphony in fabulous style. On Wednesday, September 19, Davies Symphony Hall will host the San Francisco Symphony’s 2012 Opening Gala. The black tie affair honors the extraordinary philanthropic support of Marcia & John Goldman, as well as Mr. Goldman’s 11-year tenure as SFS President.

The Opening Gala concert program—featuring Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, the San Francisco Symphony and special guest violinist Joshua Bell—includes selections from Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet, Chausson’s Poème and Saint-Saëns’s Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, both for violin and orchestra, and Ravel’s Boléro. Proceeds from the Centennial Gala benefit the Orchestra’s myriad artistic, community, and education programs, which provide music education to more than 75,000 Bay Area school children each year.

Festivities kicked off with the Symphony Gala’s Patron’s Dinner last week.

Photographer: Moanalani Jeffery

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