OPENING NIGHT GALA
IN HONOR OF SAKURAKO & WILLIAM FISHER
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
Held in San Francisco’s architectural gem, City Hall, this fashionable black-tie affair begins with red carpet arrivals and cocktails in the South Light Court followed by a formal dinner under the breathtaking Rotunda. Preferred 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. 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.
Cocktail Reception in City Hall South Light Court
Formal Seated Dinner in City Hall Rotunda
Opening Night Gala Concert
Access to the After-Party
Listing in the concert program, if order is received by
July 27, 2020
$950 individual ticket | $9,500 for table of ten
Tax-deductible amount: $715 | $7,150
- Prime Seating at Symphony Supper
- Concert seating in Orchestra
$775 individual ticket | $7,750 for table of ten
Tax-deductible amount: $550 | $5,500
- Premium seating at Symphony Supper
- Concert seating in Upper Orchestra
$650 individual ticket | $6,500 for table of ten
Tax-deductible amount: $433 | $4,330
- Preferred seating at Symphony Supper
- Concert seating in Side Terrace
$550 individual ticket | $5,500 for table of ten
Tax-deductible amount: $333 | $3,330
- Seating at Symphony Supper
- Concert seating in First Tier
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.