Opening Gala

15-16 Season Five-time Emmy Award winner Kelsey Grammer will replace Patrick Stewart as the featured guest artist for the San Francisco Symphony’s 2015 Opening Gala. Patrick Stewart has withdrawn due to an unforeseen change in his filming schedule.

Patrons with any questions may contact the San Francisco Symphony Box Office at 415-864-6000.

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 Emmy Award winning actor Kelsey Grammer, soprano Alexandra Silber, and renowned baritone Nathan Gunn in a salute to Broadway. For one spectacular night, Nathan Gunn will perform Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kelsey Grammer and Alexandra Silber will take the roles of Professor Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady, and MTT will conduct the SF Symphony in Respighi’s Roman Festivals. 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


Kelsey Grammer


Alexandra Silber


Nathan Gunn


San Francisco Symphony



Roman Festivals


Carousel Waltz from Carousel

Rodgers & Hammerstein

Selections from South Pacific

Rodgers & Hammerstein

"You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel

Lerner & Loewe

Selections from My Fair Lady


Respighi's Roman Festivals

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
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Program Support

Presenting Sponsor

Wells Fargo

Patrons' Dinner Sponsor

Kaiser Permanente

After-Party Sponsor


Official Magazine Partner

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