Opening Night Gala

A new season is upon us. Kick it off with a bang—and a very glamorous one at that. The evening begins with red carpet arrivals and a pre-concert sparkling wine hour in the dazzling lobbies of Davies Symphony Hall, followed by the performance of a lifetime when Broadway superstar Audra McDonald presents gems from the classic American songbook with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony as they celebrate the enduring allure of the Jazz Age. With the night in full swing, the revelry continues at the after-party. Dance the night away in the tented pavilion or lounge with a cocktail beneath the stars on Grove Street, and enjoy an open bar, dancing, the finest bites from the city’s finest establishments, and of course—as always—more beautiful music.

Five unique experiences—one unforgettable night. Concert tickets include the pre-concert sparkling wine reception and the after-party. Four dinner packages are available, which include a formal dinner, prime seats for the performance and the after-party. For details on ways to celebrate, click the links to the right.

Black tie attire.

Dinner tickets will be mailed out 2 weeks before the event.

Concert tickets include access to the Opening Gala Promenade and After-Party. Formal dinner packages that include premium seating for the concert are available by contacting the Volunteer Council at (415) 503-5500.

Group discount not available.

 


Conductor/Performers

Michael Tilson Thomas

conductor

Audra McDonald

soprano

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Selections from the Classic American Songbook

Antheil

Jazz Symphony

Bernstein/Comden & Green

“A Little Bit in Love” from Wonderful Town

Bernstein/Sondheim

“Somewhere” from West Side Story

Bernstein/Comden & Green

“A Hundred Easy Ways to Lose a Man” from Wonderful Town

Bernstein/Lerner

“My House” from Peter Pan/”Take Care of This House” from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (Medley)

Kander/Ebb

“First You Dream” from Steel Pier

Styne/Merrill

“The Music that Makes Me Dance” from Funny Girl

Styne/Comden & Green

“Make Someone Happy” from Do Re Mi

Loewe/Lerner

“I Could Have Danced All Night” from My Fair Lady

Gershwin

An American in Paris

Dinner Packages

Packages include concert tickets, cocktail reception, seated dinner and after-party. Order online, or call (415) 503-5500

Gala Evening Timeline
Reception       5pm

Dinner            6pm
Concert          8pm
After-Party    10pm
 

PATRON'S DINNER

 

At capacity.  Please call (415)503-5500 for ticketing options.

All Patrons' Dinner guests enjoy:

  • Loge or Main Floor seating for concert
  • Complimentary parking in the Performing Arts Garage
  • Formal seated dinner in the Tent Pavillion
  • Access to After-Party
  • Listing in concert program, if commitment is received by July 26, 2013

Superstar Table

$100,000 for table of ten
Tax-deductable amount $96,800

  • Prime seating at the Opening Night Gala dinner and concert
  • Superstar recognition on event signage
  • Exclusive, post-concert reception with Audra McDonald, Michael Tilson Thomas & San Francisco Symphony musicians
  • Invitation to the Summer Soiree at the home of Eliza & Dean Cash on July 24, 2013
  • Invitation to Launch Party on July 31, 2013

Superstar

$10,000 individual ticket
Tax-deductable amount $9,680

  • Prime seating at the Opening Night Gala dinner and concert
  • Exclusive, post-concert reception with Audra McDonald, Michael Tilson Thomas & San Francisco Symphony musicians
  • Invitation to the Summer Soiree at the home of Eliza & Dean Cash on July 24, 2013
  • Invitation to Launch Party on July 31, 2013

Aria Level

$5,000 individual ticket | $50,000 for table of ten
Tax-deductable amount $4,680 | $46,800

  • Premium seating at the Opening Night Gala dinner and concert
  • Exclusive, post-concert reception with Audra McDonald, Michael Tilson Thomas & San Francisco Symphony musicians
  • Invitation to the Summer Soiree at the home of Eliza & Dean Cash on July 24, 2013
  • Invitation to Launch Party on July 31, 2013

Concerto Level

$3,500 individual ticket | $35,000 for table of ten
Tax-deductable amount $3,210 | $32,100

  • Preferred Seating at the Opening Night Gala dinner and concert
  • Invitation to the Summer Soiree at the home of Eliza and Dean Cash on July 24, 2013
  • Invitation to Launch Party on July 31, 2013

Sonata Level

$1,500 individual ticket | $15,000 for table of ten
Tax-deductable amount $1,260 | $12,600

  • Reserved seating at the Opening Night Gala dinner and concert
  • Invitation to Launch Party on July 31, 2013

WATTIS ROOM DINNER

 

No longer available to purchase online. Please call (415)503-5500 for ticketing options.

All Wattis Room guests enjoy:

  • Complimentary parking in the Performing Arts Garage
  • Cocktail reception in Davies Symphony Hall
  • Formal seated dinner in Wattis Room
  • Main floor seating for concert
  • Access to after-party
  • Listing in the Concert Program, if commitment is received by July 26, 2013

$1,400 for individual ticket
Tax-deductable amount $1,110
 


SYMPHONY SUPPER

 

No longer available to purchase online. Please call (415)503-5500 for ticketing options.

All Symphony Supper guests enjoy:

  • Cocktail reception in City Hall South Light Court
  • Formal seated dinner in City Hall Rotunda
  • Opening Night Concert
  • Access to after-party

Platinum

$800 individual ticket | $8,000 for table of ten
Tax-deductable amount $575 | $5,750

  • Prime seating at Symphony Supper
  • Concert seating in Orchestra

Premium

$675 individual ticket | $6,750 for table of ten
Tax-deductable amount $455 | $4,550

  • Premium seating at Symphony Supper
  • Concert seating in Upper Orchestra

Preferred

$550 individual ticket | $5,550 for table of ten
Tax-deductable amount $338 | $3,380

  • Preferred seating at Symphony Supper
  • Concert seating in Side Terrace

Friend

$475 individual ticket | $4,750 for table of ten
tax-deductable amount $263 | $2,630

  • Reserved seating at Symphony Supper
  • Concert seating in First Tier

SYMPHONIX DINNER

 

No longer available to purchase online. Please call (415)503-5500 for ticketing options.

All Symphonix Dinner guests enjoy:

  • Invitation to Symphonix Dinner Launch Party on July 31, 2013
  • Cocktail reception in City Hall South Light Court
  • Formal seated dinner in City Hall North Light Court
  • Opening Night Concert
  • Access to after-party

Platinum

$650 individual ticket | $6,500 for table of ten
Tax-deductable amount $430 | $4,300

  • Prime seating at Symphonix Dinner
  • Concert seating in Upper Orchestra or Rear Box

Premium

$525 individual ticket | $5,250 for table of ten
Tax-deductable amount $318 | $3,180

  • Premium seating at Symphonix Dinner
  • Concert seating in Center Terrace

Preferred

$450 individual ticket | $4,500 for table of ten
Tax-deductable amount $238 | $2,380

  • Preferred seating at Symphonix Dinner
  • Concert seating in First Tier

Friend

$395 individual ticket | $3,950 for table of ten
Tax-deductable amount $195 | $1,950

  • Reserved seating at Symphonix Dinner
  • Concert seating in Premier Second Tier

Symphonix Promenade

An introduction to the glamour and excitement of the Opening Night Gala
*Does not include City Hall Cocktails and Dinner
$160 individual ticket
Tax-deductable amount $95

  • Invitation to Symphonix Dinner Launch Party on July 31, 2013
  • Sparkling Wine Promenade and concert seating in Davies Symphony Hall at Opening Gala

 

Watch a Video

Audra McDonald performs the closing musical number of the 2013 Tony Awards with Neil Patrick Harris:

Read a Review

"Absolutely thrilling. That describes Audra McDonald’s Avery Fisher Hall performance at Lincoln Center’s spring gala on Thursday evening. The very sound of the word “thrilling,” with its suggestion of an embedded trill, evokes qualities inherent in Ms. McDonald’s soprano, which seemed to unfurl in ever-richer textures as she imbued songs with a sense of bursting possibility." Read the full article on NYTimes.com.

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