San Francisco Symphony celebrated the opening of its 103rd season and 20th anniversary with Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas on September 3, 2014. The events included three dinners, a pre-concert reception, a gala concert with Yuja Wang and Bonnie Raitt, and a very lively after party.
The Symphony Supper, chaired by Rebecca Saroyan and Paula Blank, and the Symphonix Dinner, chaired by Libby Leffler and Blake Pearson, took place at City Hall prior to the gala concert. McCall Associates catered all three dinners and served some 862 guests in the patrons tent, 440 at the Symphony Supper and 382 at the Symphonix Dinner.
An elaborate tent built near Davies Symphony Hall housed the Patrons Dinner and the afterparty. Blueprint Studios created the décor for all cocktail receptions and dinners, the pre-concert reception in Davies Symphony Hall and the afterparty.
Scenes from the Symphony Supper and Symphonix Dinner at City Hall:
Libby Leffler, Hilary Leffler
Colby Hallen in Zac Posen
Paula Blank and Rebecca Saroyan
Laura Miller in Oscar de la Renta
Adam Loges, Christine McCaw
George Revel, Rebecca Miller
Cayley Wetzig, Emily White, Tina Wong, Lillian Phan, Ye-Hui Lu
Brian Petitt, Carmella Petitt
Ralph Drybrough, Jackie Cartwright, Spencer Warden
Joe Lonsdale, Tayler Cox
Stephen Seto, Melanie Seto, Sharon Seto, David Seto
Conor Famulener, Russell Woods, Jonathon Hunt
Michael Kim and Letitia Kim
Peter Gillespie , Blake Pearson, Anjou Ahlborn, Neil Kay
Photos by Moanalani Jeffrey Photography
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