Opening Night Gala

A very special season is upon us. Kick it off with a bang—and a glamorous one at that. Celebrate at the Opening Night Gala, a black-tie event complete with a pre-concert sparkling wine hour and a star-studded concert featuring Bonnie Raitt and Yuja Wang performing alongside the San Francisco Symphony led by Michael Tilson Thomas. With the night in full swing, the revelry continues at the after-party. Wrap up the night in the glamorous, custom-designed tented pavilion with entertainment, dancing, cocktails, and treats from San Francisco’s finest restaurants.

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 more details about Dinner Packages click the links to the right or call the Volunteer Council at 415-503-5500.

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.

Your support of the Opening Night Gala will benefit the Symphony's award-winning education and community programs that serve over 75,000 students in our Bay Area elementary, middle and high schools each year.

Group discount not available.


Conductor/Performers

Michael Tilson Thomas

conductor

Bonnie Raitt

vocals

Yuja Wang

piano

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Tchaikovsky

Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture

Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue

Stravinsky

Scherzo à la russe

Prokofiev

Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet

All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.

Podcasts

Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

  1. Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 8:00pm

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  2. Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

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    Limited Availability for the Patrons’ Dinner. Please call the Volunteer Council at 415-503-5500 for all Patrons’ Dinner inquiries.

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  3. Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

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    Limited Availability for the Symphony Supper. Please call the Volunteer Council at 415-503-5500 for all Symphony Supper inquiries.

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  4. Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

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  5. Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

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If you would like assistance purchasing tickets for patrons with disabilities, please call the box office at (415) 864-6000.

Program Support

Presenting Sponsor


Patrons' Dinner Sponsor


Symphonix Dinner Party Sponsor


Vehicle Sponsor

Gala guest artists generously underwritten by
Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem