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Opening Night Gala Patrons’ Dinner Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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Event Description

Due to COVID-19, the SF Symphony will not be performing in Davies Symphony Hall until January 2021. We look forward to discovering a new way to celebrate the opening of the 2020-21 Season with you. To be the first to know about this newly-envisioned experience, contact the Volunteer Council at 415.503.5500 or volunteercouncil@sfsymphony.org.

The Patrons’ Dinner draws an impressive crowd of San Francisco’s businesspeople, philanthropic leaders, and style icons – together under an exquisitely decorated tented pavilion. Loge or Main floor seating is yours at Esa-Pekka Salonen’s inaugural concert as Music Director. Joining him and the Orchestra on Opening Night are the Symphony’s eight Collaborative Partners: Nicholas Britell, Julia Bullock, Claire Chase, Bryce Dessner, Pekka Kuusisto, Nico Muhly, Carol Reiley, and Esperanza Spalding.

Continue the evening at the After-Party, with live music, dancing, signature cocktails and bites from renowned restaurants across the Bay Area. The exclusive post-concert Aria Reception with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Collaborative Partners is a benefit to purchasers at the Superstar and Aria levels.

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

Event Timeline:

  • Reception       5pm
  • Dinner             6pm
  • Concert           8pm 
  • After-Party     10pm

All Patrons’ Dinner guests enjoy:

  • Loge or Main Floor seating for concert
  • Parking in the Performing Arts Garage
  • Formal Seated Dinner in the Patrons’ Tent
  • Access to After-Party
  • Listing in concert program, if order is received by July 27, 2020