San Francisco Symphony Opening Night 2009

Lang Lang performed with San Francisco Symphony at its opening gala, September 2009

San Francisco Symphony opened its 2009-10 season with three waltzes, one piano, and a red carpet style celebration. Michael Tilson Thomas and 27-year old Lang Lang dazzled and the red carpet sizzled. Watch the video:

All proceeds from the opening night performance are dedicated to music education programs. Some of San Francisco’s public schoolchildren are getting new instruments this year, and all of them are getting music education classes, thanks to patrons of San Francisco Symphony’s opening night gala.

Red Carpet Style on San Francisco Symphony’s Opening Night:

Photos by Drew Altizer Photography

Video produced by MBL Media Productions: Marybeth La Motte, Mark Hamburg and Greg Marasso

People in this video (by order of appearance): Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Marybeth La Motte, Elizabeth Folger, Yurie Pascarella, Dagmar Dolby, Ray Dolby, Charlotte Maillard Shultz, Lisa Grotts, Ron Gallman, Patricia Ferrin Loucks, Pamela Joyner, Leona Bridges, Jessa Wu, Liz Larned, Mark Williams, Katie Jarman, Craig Lipton, Margaret Mitchell, Amy Wender-Hoch

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