The San Francisco Conservatory of Music Gala, An Evening of Voice Honoring Thomas Hampson, featured a concert with the legendary baritone followed by an elegant dinner.
Thomas Hampson shared the stage with Conservatory students and faculty and helped raise over $300,000 for its education programs by donating his time and performance. “The purpose of advanced musical training is not to produce stars, it is about being an artist. And if you are lucky enough, the ability to make a living from it,” Hampson said. He holds an honorary doctorate from the Conservatory and serves on its advisory board.
Following the performance, event co-chairs Teresa Medearis and Barbara Walkowski presented Hampson with a travel putting green in a humorous tribute. Then guests moved outside for dinner in an elaborate tent built for the occasion.
Scenes from An Evening of Voice Honoring Thomas Hampson at the Conservatory of Music on April 20, 2013:
Gary Garabedian with San Francisco Conservatory of Music trustee Karen Kubin
Marianne Peterson and Carol Franc Buck at San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s annual gala, An Evening of Voice Honoring Thomas Hampson
Conservatory of Music gala co-chair Teresa Medearis with trustee Deepa Pakianathan
Patricia Sprincin, Charles Sprincin and Sally Debenham
Conservatory of Music gala co-chair Barbara Walkowski with Paula Carano
Dennis Bonney, Harriet Quarre
John Miller, Lisa Miller
Marybeth LaMotte, San Francisco Conservatory honoree Thomas Hampson and Andrea Herberstein
Conservatory of Music student performers Laura Arthur, Hannah Headland, Daniel Bates, Jessie Neilson, chairman of the board of trustees Timothy Foo, assistant music director Darryl Cooper, student performers Gabrielle Traub and Chris Coyne
Craig Sullivan, Conservatory of Music trustees Maureen Sulivan and Jan Buckley, Jim Buckley
Conservatory of Music trustee Diane Rubin with Jane Mudge
Betty Wallerstein, Conservatory of Music trustee Richard Bohannon and Nancy Bohannon
Photos by Drew Altizer Photography
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