San Francisco Conservatory of Music honored Gordon Getty at its annual gala on June 23, 2009. The concert and dinner were held at the Conservatory’s brand new home at 50 Oak Street, in San Francisco’s Civic Center. 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. The women in summer gowns added the right shade of glamour to the setting, and the special 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.