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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

The San Francisco Symphony gratefully thanks those donors who have contribute $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:

If you would like to become a new member and join our donor events and opportunities, we invite you to make a gift of $75 or more today at sfsymphony.org/give. 

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UPCOMING MEMBERSHIP EVENTS


To Be Announced

Please visit here again for new membership events and opportunities starting in fall 2021.

ONGOING VIRTUAL EVENT SERIES

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

COMPOSER CHATS


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 foremost women composers from the past and present. Hear from contemporary women composers on their influences, inspirations, past and current projects, and what has made them stand out during their time.

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, hints on what to listen for, and anecdotes shared by the performers themselves.

Next Music History Happy Hour:
To Be Announced

Past Music History Happy Hours:
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

VIRTUAL SALONS


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

PAST EVENTS

FRIENDS


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

BATON CIRCLE


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 



MAESTRO’S CIRCLE


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 Helpline at 415.503.5444 or support@sfsymphony.org.

For questions regarding a membership event or opportunity, please contact 415.503.5394 or rsvp@sfsymphony.org.