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SF Symphony's 100th Year: Opening Gala Highlights

San Francisco Symphony fires up its centennial season with a lineup of classical music superstars rolling through Davies Symphony Hall. At the Opening Night Gala on Sept. 7 are master violinist Itzhak Perlman and young pianist Lang Lang. Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas rolls up his tuxedo sleeves for some artistic heavy lifting, collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma on Hindemith’s Cello Concerto 
(Sept. 14–17) before continuing an exploration of composer Gustav Mahler’s work with performances of Symphony No. 3.

The month concludes with the intriguing West Coast premiere of Polaris, a commissioned work by video artist Tal Rosner and English composer Thomas Adès (Sept. 29–Oct. 1). It’s difficult to choose a favorite—season tickets may be in order.

Gala celebrations start at 5 pm with a cocktail reception for all dinner package ticket holders in the lobby of the SF Opera House. You can purchase tickets for two exquisite dinners, both catered by McCall Associates. All ticket-holders are invited to the complimentary Champagne Promenade beginning at 7 pm in Davies Symphony Hall.

Get gala tickets here.