The Upper Peninsula League of the San Francisco Symphony was founded by Peninsula residents who support and enjoy the San Francisco Symphony. It is one of eight volunteer groups in the Bay Area and is coordinated by the Symphony's Volunteer Council, also established in 1973. The League's mission is to encourage community service, support the Symphony in audience development, and raise funds for the Symphony's community and education programs.
Upper Peninsula League members enjoy supporting the Symphony's Concerts for Kids Program which introduces school children to classical music. For twenty-four years, in cooperation with the San Mateo/Foster City School District, the League has provided volunteer docents, ticket assistance and transportation for students. Last year Upper Peninsula League docents visited over 1,000 elementary school students in 15 schools in San Mateo County.
Seniors to the Symphony, a program developed by the Upper Peninsula League, provides chartered transportation for nearly 100 seniors from local Peninsula senior centers to Davies Symphony Hall for a performance by the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra each year. League members prepare box lunches for them, making this a special and much appreciated outing.
Members enjoy unique opportunities throughout the year to participate in various programs and special events that enrich their San Francisco Symphony experience. General meetings are held the third Monday of the month, with a business meeting followed by either a musical performance or educational speaker.
The next event is the annual Hats Off to the Symphony at the Green Hills Country Club in Millbrae, on Wednesday, April 22. This enjoyable 'hats optional' seated lunch features a silent auction, musical entertainment and an opportunity to wear your favorite hat!
For more information, please call the Volunteer Council at 415-503-5500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org