SF Symphony Opening Gala 2008

Michael Tilson Thomas opened San Francisco Symphony’s 97th season with a spectacular concert featuring pianist Yefin Bronfman on September 4, 2008. The performance included Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor and Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. The audience also wowed — in red carpet style!

Watch the video for a peek at the fashions and the parties on San Francisco Symphony opening night:

People in this video (by order of appearance): Marybeth La Motte, Robert Fountain, Anette Harris, Troy and Angelique Griepp, Lonna Wais, Yurie Pascarella, Carl Pascarella, Charlotte Shultz, George Shultz, Barbara Walter, Pamela Joyner, Lisa Grotts, Jeannie Lawrence, Barbara Brookins-Schneider, Maria Manetti Farrow, Christina de Limur, Patricia Ferrin-Loucks, Symphony Supper Co-Chair Carla Zuber, Symphony Supper Co-Chair Cameron Phleger, Shannon Cronan, Amber Marie Bently, Christopher Bently and Joanna Rees.

More scenes from SF Symphony Opening Gala 2008:

Photos by Drew Altizer Photography

Video production credits: MBL Media Productions Executive Producer and Host Marybeth La Motte, Editor and Producer Greg Marasso, Director of Photography Mark Hamburg, Associate Producer Rita Jenkins

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