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OPENING NIGHT GALA
IN HONOR OF SAKURAKO & WILLIAM FISHER

Symphonix Dinner

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Held in San Francisco’s architectural gem, City Hall, this fashionable black-tie affair for Bay Area young professionals begins with red carpet arrivals and cocktails in the South Light Court followed by a formal dinner in the North Light Court.  The evening continues with the Opening Night Gala concert, Esa-Pekka Salonen’s inaugural concert as Music Director. Joining him and the Orchestra on Opening Night are the Symphony’s eight Collaborative Partners, all innovators in their respective fields: Nicholas Britell, Julia Bullock, Claire Chase, Bryce Dessner, Pekka Kuusisto, Nico Muhly, Carol Reiley, and Esperanza Spalding. 

The exuberance ends with an After-Party of live music, dancing, and signature cocktails and bites from renowned restaurants across the Bay Area

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 Symphonix Dinner guests enjoy:

Cocktail Reception in City Hall South Light Court

Formal Seated Dinner in City Hall North Light Court

Tickets to Opening Night Gala Concert

Access to the After-Party

PLATINUM 
$850 individual ticket | $8,500 for table of ten
Tax-deductible amount: $615 | $6,150

  • Prime seating at Symphonix Dinner Party 
  • Concert seating in Orchestra 
  • Listing in the concert program, if order is received by July 27, 2020


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PREMIUM 
$675 individual al ticket | $6,750 for table of ten
Tax-deductible amount: $450 | $4,500

  • Premium seating at Symphonix Dinner Party
  • Concert seating in Upper Orchestra or Rear Box
  • Listing in the concert program, if order is received by July 27, 2020 


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PREFERRED 
$550 individual ticket | $5,500 for table of ten
Tax-deductible amount: $333 | $3,330

  • Preferred seating at Symphonix Dinner Party
  • Concert seating in First Tier


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FRIEND 
$475 individual al ticket | $4,750 for table of ten
Tax-deductible amount: $265 | $2,650

  • Seating at Symphonix Dinner Party
  • Concert seating in Center Terrace or Premier Second Tier


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SYMPHONIX PROMENADE – Concert Only 
$225 individual ticket
Tax-deductible amount: $95

An introduction to the glamour and excitement of the Opening Night Gala.

  • Invitation to Symphonix Dinner Launch Party (date TBA)
  • Sparkling Wine Promenade and Second Tier Concert seating in Davies Symphony Hall at Opening Night Gala Concert


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* Does not include City Hall Cocktails & Dinner
* Split payment not available at the Symphonix Promenade level



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.