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The San Francisco Symphony gratefully thanks those donors who have contributed $75 or more to the Symphony Fund. Your generosity has made it possible to bring the joy of music to the Bay Area and beyond through innovative live and digital performances, events, and music education programs. Please keep an eye on your inbox for exclusive invitations to upcoming donor events and opportunities designed to bring you closer to the musicians and music you love.

Opportunities are available at the following levels:

To become a new member and enjoy our donor events and opportunities, we invite you to make a gift of $75 or more today at 

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December 14, 2021 
Zoom Webinar | 6PM

Join us for Music History Happy Hour, an online presentation for Friends members and above. Hosted by distinguished musicologist and SF Symphony Program Annotator James Keller, we delve into the mythical character of Prometheus–the subject of two upcoming San Francisco Symphony programs: The Creatures of Prometheus Feb 24, 26–27, and Salonen and Thibaudet March 3-5.     

January 18, 2022 
Please keep an eye on your inbox for updates.

Maestro’s Circle members and above are invited to a Musician Showcase event featuring Associate Principal Horn Mark Almond, master horn player and experienced hospital physician. Join us in the Wattis Room to hear Mark play and speak to his experience as a San Francisco Symphony musician and Post-Doctoral Research Scholar at UCSF. 

February 24, 2022 
IN THE REHEARSAL: The Creatures of Prometheus
Davies Symphony Hall | 9:00AM

Friends at the $250 level and above are invited to a complimentary dress rehearsal of Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the SF Symphony in Ludwig van Beethoven’s The Creatures of Prometheus. Join us to get an insider’s view of the musicians preparing for their upcoming performances! 

March 2022

This special month is dedicated to celebrating and thanking the SF Symphony's loyal donors.

All membership benefits, events, and opportunities subject to change.


Symphony 101 

Friends and above ($75+)

Hosted by musicologist John Platoff, San Francisco Symphony Associate Principal Trombone Nick Platoff, and Senior Director of Orchestra Personnel and Education Planning Rebecca Blum, this series provides behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn more about different aspects of a symphony orchestra. New topics of discussion are introduced at each event.

Next Event:
To Be Announced

Past Events:
July 14, 2021: Terms Worth Knowing
April 28, 2021: What is a Symphony, and Why Does it Matter?
February 10, 2021: A Night at Davies Symphony Hall


Friends and above ($75+)

Hosted by Bay Area pianist, writer, and producer Sarah Cahill and San Francisco Symphony Senior Director of Artistic Planning Phillippa Cole, this series highlights some of the foremost women composers from the past and present. Hear from contemporary women composers on their influences, inspirations, and past and current projects.

Next Chat:
To Be Announced

Past Chats:
May 18, 2021: Composer Chats with Mandy Fang
March 30, 2021: Composer Chats with Elizabeth Ogonek

Music History Happy Hour

Friends and above ($75+)

Hosted by musicologist and San Francisco Symphony Program Annotator James Keller and Symphony musicians, this series is a deep dive into the lives and works of notable composers and musicians. You’ll enjoy guided conversations featuring musical examples, highlights, and anecdotes shared by the musicians themselves.

Next Music History Happy Hour:
To Be Announced

Past Music History Happy Hours:
December 14, 2021: The Creatures of Prometheus
January 27, 2021: Mozart (265th Birthday)
October 14, 2020: Beethoven (250th Birthday)
September 3, 2020: Modern Era
August 27, 2020: Romantic Era
August 20, 2020: Classical Era
August 13, 2020: Baroque Era


Baton Circle and above ($2,500+) 

Intimate conversations with SF Symphony leadership focusing on live and digital initiatives. Events also feature performances and Q&As with SF Symphony musicians.

Next Virtual Salon:
To Be Announced

Past Virtual Salons:
Performance and Q&A with SF Symphony Musicians
May 20, 2021: Bass Clarinetist Jerome Simas
April 20, 2021: Percussionist Stan Muncy
March 11, 2021: Horn Player Daniel Hawkins
February 18, 2021: Principal Trombone Timothy Higgins
January 26, 2020: Associate Principal Trumpet Aaron Schuman
December 17, 2020: Associate Principal Second Violin Helen Kim
November 19, 2020: Associate Principal Horn Mark Almond
November 17, 2020: Principal Horn Robert Ward
October 14, 2020: Associate Principal Second Violin Helen Kim
October 8, 2020: Principal Oboe Eugene Itzotov



February 2021: Donor Appreciation Month
This special month is dedicated to celebrating and thanking the SF Symphony's loyal donors. 

December 12, 2020: Yoga with SF Symphony horn player Jessica Valeri 
Restorative yoga and music with the SF Symphony.

Ongoing: Symphony 101

Ongoing: Music History Happy Hour

Ongoing: Composer Chats


October 28, 2020: Lunch Listening Club
This lunch hour "book club" style event features discussions of musical excerpts with noted scholars of music.

Ongoing: Virtual Salons 


June 22, 2021: Music Director’s Evening
This virtual evening of music featured Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen and members of the SF Symphony. 

Ongoing: Virtual Salons

For questions regarding your gift or membership level, please contact the Donor Support Line at 415.503.5444 or [email protected].

For questions regarding a membership event or opportunity, please contact 415.503.5394 or [email protected]

All membership benefits, events, and opportunities are subject to change and may 
be updated at any time 
due to the Symphony’s resources and availability.