Opening Gala

15-16 Season You’re invited to the Symphony’s biggest party of the year! Toast the start of a fantastic new season with sparkling wine, a red carpet, and enjoy an exciting Symphony concert led by Michael Tilson Thomas, featuring Grammy Award-winning stage and screen star Patrick Stewart, soprano Alexandra Silber, and renowned baritone Nathan Gunn. Then, head to the glamorous after-party with delicious treats, live music, and dancing.

Formal dinner packages that include premium seating for the concert are available by contacting the Volunteer Council at (415) 503-5500.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Symphony’s education and community programs. Ticket exchange and group discount not available.


Michael Tilson Thomas


Patrick Stewart


Alexandra Silber


Nathan Gunn


San Francisco Symphony



Roman Festivals

Highlights from Broadway classics, with selections from My Fair Lady and other iconic musicals.

And more!

Opening Gala Committee

Honorary Chairs
James C. Hormel & Michael P. Nguyen

Opening Gala Co-Chairs
Dagmar Dolby
Natasha Dolby
Patrons’ Dinner Committee
Nancy Hellman Bechtle
Paula Carano
Angela Cohan
Penny Coulter
Gretchen de Baubigny
Jacqueline Erdman
Julie A. Flynn
Jessica Parish Galloway
Priscilla Geeslin
Lisa Goldman
Nonie Greene
Michaela Hoag
Christine Lamond
Kelsey Lamond
Daniel Lurie & Becca Prowda
Diane Morris
Laura King Pfaff
Lisa Pritzker
Wattis Room Dinner Chair
Ann Paras
Symphony Supper Co-Chairs
Nancy Greenbach
Mary Sky
Symphonix Dinner Party Co-Chairs
Brianna Haag
Clarissa Nicosia
After-Party Co-Chairs
Libby Leffler
David Saxe
  1. Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 8:00pm

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Program Support

Presenting Sponsor

Wells Fargo

Patrons' Dinner Sponsor

Kaiser Permanente

After-Party Sponsor


Official Magazine Partner

C Magazine

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