San Francisco Conservatory of Music honored Gordon Getty at its annual gala in its brand new building on June 23, 2009. The Conservatory’s brand new home is at 50 Oak Street, in San Francisco’s Civic Center neighborhood. For the celebratory evening, Frederica von Stade and Jan Buckley collaborated on a musical program with tributes to Getty from Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Jake Heggie, Robin Sutherland, Marnie Breckenridge, Lisa Delan and Emil Miland.
Women dressed in summer gowns added the right shade of glamor to the setting, and the elaborate tent designed for the dinner by Robert Fountain added beautiful shades of blue to the night.
Scenes from San Francisco Conservatory of Music Gala Honoring Gordon Getty:
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Gala Co-Chair Jan Buckley, with alumnus and honoree Gordon Getty
Hilary Armstrong & Deepa Pakianathan in the blue dinner tent designed by Robert Fountain
Athena Blackburn, Timothy Blackburn
Barbara Walkowski, Judith Renard, Teresa Medearis
Jim Anthony, Kris Anthony
Barbara Brown in Oscar de la Renta (Barbara is chairing Oscar’s upcoming fashion show at Lake Tahoe)
Michael Apatoff, Monique Apatoff
Betty Kay Coakley
Photos by Drew Altizer Photography
— Related — More Red Carpet Bay Area coverage of San Francisco Conservatory of Music gala events: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009.