Join the San Francisco Opera Guild’s Nod to Mod Ball Celebrating Matthew Shilvock


On April 20th, the San Francisco Opera Guild will host a haute soirée in honor of British-native Matthew Shilvock, San Francisco Opera’s General Director Designate, and his wife, Kate.

The Nod to Mod Ball will kickoff at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception on the second floor of San Francisco’s renowned Beaux-Arts designed City Hall followed by an elegant dinner in the Rotunda created by McCalls Catering. The evening will also include a brief live auction and an after-party with music by the San Francisco-based band Notorious, who will play the best of British bands from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

Event-goers are encouraged to wear their best vintage mod-chic sartorial wear. If mod-chic isn’t your thing, feel free to opt for the staple black tie attire. Those who purchase the Benefactor and Grand Benefactor tickets will be included in a special VIP reception with Matthew and Kate following dinner. The evening’s emcee and auctioneer will be Emmy Award-winning radio and TV personality Liam Mayclem, host of Eye on the Bay on CBS 5.

In a statement, the event co-chairs Maryam Muduroglu and CJ Van Pelt said, “We’re honored to welcome Matthew Shilvock as the new General Director of San Francisco Opera with a festive and elegant evening at City Hall.  Our theme – Nod to Mod Ball – is a tribute to Matthew’s British heritage and his youthful energy that will assuredly take our City’s treasured Opera into its fabulous future. We look forward to an exciting and memorable celebration for everyone.”

Haute 100 lister and San Francisco Opera Guild President Charlot Malin said, “This event celebrates another milestone in the history of San Francisco Opera. Over the past ten years, we’ve been so fortunate to work with and have the support of San Francisco Opera’s stellar general director, David Gockley, who will be stepping down in July. And now we welcome Matthew Shilvock, and his wife Kate, in the beginning of a new and exciting chapter of the Company. What better way to honor Matthew than with this very British-themed dinner reception and ball”

Proceeds raised from the event will benefit the Opera Guild’s education and community programs, which reaches more than 50,000 students annually throughout Northern California.

Tickets for Nod to Mod Ball range from $500 to $5,000 and seating is limited. For information contact San Francisco Opera Guild at (415) 565-3204.