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OPening Night Gala

iN HONOR OF SAKURAKO & WILLIAM FISHER

Patrons’ Dinner

Wednesday September 30, 2020

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.

To purchase via phone, call the Volunteer Council at 415.503.5500.


Event Timeline:


  • Reception       5pm


    Dinner              6pm



  • Concert           8pm 

    After-Party     10pm

All Patrons’ Dinner guests enjoy:

Loge or Main Floor seating for concert Cocktail Reception in Davies Symphony Hall 

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

SUPERSTAR TABLE
$100,000 for table of ten 
Tax-deductible amount: $96,700

  • Platinum seating at the Opening Night Gala Dinner & Concert
  • Superstar recognition on event signage
  • Access to exclusive post-concert reception with Esa-Pekka Salonen and Collaborative Partners
  • VIP Ticket Concierge for the 2020/21 Season 


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SUPERSTAR INDIVIDUAL 
$10,000 individual ticket 
Tax-deductible amount: $9,670

  • Platinum seating at the Opening Night Gala Dinner & Concert
  • Access to exclusive post-concert reception with Esa-Pekka Salonen and Collaborative Partners
  • VIP Ticket Concierge for the 2020/21 Season


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ARIA LEVEL 
$50,000 for table of ten | $5,000 individual ticket
Tax-deductible amount: $46,700 | $4,670

  • Prime seating at the Opening Night Gala Dinner & Concert
  • Access to exclusive post-concert reception with Esa-Pekka Salonen and Collaborative Partners
  • VIP Ticket Concierge for the 2020/21 Season


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CONCERTO LEVEL
$35,000 for table of ten | $3,500 individual ticket 
(Tax-deductible amount: $32,000 | ($3,200)

  • Premium seating at the Opening Night Gala Dinner & Concert
  • VIP Ticket Concierge for the 2020/21 Season 



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SONATA LEVEL 
$20,000 for table of ten | $2,000 individual ticket 
Tax-deductible amount: $17,500 | $1,750

  • Preferred seating at the Opening Night Gala Dinner & Concert


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Black tie attire. Must be 21 or older to attend. 

Dinner tickets will be mailed out approximately 2 weeks before the event.

Ticket exchange and group discount not available.

As you may know, the IRS has not yet issued guidance governing contributions from Donor Advised Funds. The sector “best practices” regarding grants from Donor Advised Funds, Private/Family Foundations, and Corporate Foundations have been evolving. Individual donors are not able to accept benefits in return for contributions made from a Donor Advised Fund. In effect, this means the Symphony is no longer permitted to offer benefits such as tickets to concerts/events and meals in exchange for such contributions. 

The Symphony would be happy to accept payment directly from the individual/corporation for the published price of the event, and offer name recognition in programs and other materials based on the total amount received, including any additional gift from the Donor Advised Fund or Foundation. Please contact your Foundation, Donor Advised Fund or other professional advisors for guidance on your specific situation.