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SF Symphony’s (SFS) Opening Night gala, September 3, 2014

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otc_augustPictured: Bottom row: SFS Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), SFS President Sakurako Fisher.

Middle row: Symphonix Dinner Party chair Blake Pearson, Opening Night gala chair Lisa Goldman, Symphony Supper co-chairs Rebecca Saroyan and Paula Blank, SFS Principal Trombonist Tim Higgins.

Top row: Patrons’ Dinner co-chairs Eliza Cash and Gorretti Lo Lui, Symphonix Dinner Party and After-party chair Libby Leffler, SFS French Hornist Jessica Valeri.

SFS and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) kicks off their 20th season together with the Opening Night gala on Wednesday, September 3 at 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt, a longtime friend of MTT, makes her debut with the Orchestra performing selected works from the American

songbook. Yuja Wang, a young artist championed by MTT for nearly a decade, joins the Orchestra to perform Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Proceeds from the Opening Night gala benefit the Orchestra’s myriad community and education programs, which provide music education to more than 75,000 Bay Area school children each year.

Dinner packages are available by contacting the Volunteer Council at (415) 503-5500 or online at

Photo by Terrence McCarthy. Composited images of Libby Leffler and Eliza Cash courtesy of Moanalani Jeffrey Photography. Photo editing by Hanami Sutton

Location: Davies Symphony Hall

Blake Pearson’s clothing is from the “Black by Vera Wang” collection, provided by Men’s Wearhouse

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