Opening Night Gala

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One of San Francisco’s most glamorous affairs, the Opening Night Gala combines incomparable music, high fashion, and celebrity artists. This year, Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Gershwin’s An American in Paris, and welcomes violin legend Itzhak Perlman to savor some of Hollywood’s most unforgettable music, including Cinema Paradiso and the Oscar winner which Perlman immortalized: Schindler’s List. Celebrations continue post-concert at the After-Party, including live music, cocktails, and dancing!

Upgrade your experience by purchasing one of four elevated dinner package options. Contact the Volunteer Council at 415-503-5500, or click on the links for each dinner for further details.

Proceeds from the Opening Night Gala benefit the Symphony's myriad artistic, community, and education programs.


Conductor/Performers

Itzhak Perlman

Violin

Students of the Perlman Music Program

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Liszt

Mephisto Waltz No. 1 for Orchestra

J.S. Bach

Concerto No. 3 for Two Violins, Strings, and Continuo, BWV 1043

Gershwin

Cuban Overture

Gardel

Tango from Scent of a Woman

Barry

Main Title from Out of Africa

John Williams

Theme from Schindler's List 

Ennio Morricone

Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso

Gershwin

An American in Paris

  1. Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 8:00pm

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  2. Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 5:00pm

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  3. Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 5:00pm

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  4. Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 5:00pm

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  5. Wed, Sep 5, 2018 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 Sponsors 

Franklin Fiduciary

Patrons' Dinner Sponsor

Kaiser Permanente

Signature Education Sponsor

Kaiser Permanente

Guest Artist Underwriters 

James Hormel & Michael Nguyen-Hormel

Wine Partners

Castelluci Wine Logo

Hafner Wine Logo

Scharffenberger Logo