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SoundBox: SF Symphony's New After Hours

Stroll through a nightclub setting while sipping on handcrafted cocktails at the SF Symphony’s SoundBox, an after-hours harmonic experiment in which classical masterpieces are set to a backdrop of abstract imagery by video artist Adam Larsen. 

Look of the Week: Women's Accessories for The Black and White Ball

Look of the Week: Women's Accessories for the Black and White Ball

The SF Symphony's Black and White Ball is just around the corner, and ladies -- there's never been a more crucial time to put together your best, most fabulous black-and-white ensemble. Don't hold back.

Ticket Giveaway: See Beth Custer at SF Symphony's Davies After Hours Party

Ticket Giveaway: See Beth Custer at SF Symphony's Davis After Hours Party

The SF Symphony's hopping Davies After Hours parties are becoming known as the place to hang out after orchestral performances. The next happening takes place on April 27 after the renowned conductor Susanna Mälkki leads the SF Symphony in a performance of Prokofiev and Sibelius. That's when the awesome Beth Custer Ensemble will heat things up with unique a mix of soulful, funky instrumentals and more.

Photos: San Francisco Symphony Black & White Ball Launch Party

On April 3rd, the SF Symphony kicked off Ball season in only-in-San Francisco style with a cocktail party at AT&T Park’s Club Level Lounge.

Giveaway: The Best of Multiple Music Worlds at SF Symphony's Davies After Hours Party

At the San Francisco Symphony's Davies After Hours party, you can have the best of both worlds. On March 16, after refining your palate with the American Mavericks performance of Mason Bates’ new SFS commission, Mass Transmission, give a nod to SF's thriving electronic scene as Bates transforms the night into a bumping party as DJ Masonic, with his pals David Arend on upright bass, Aaron Kahn on trumpet and Gloria Justen on electric violin.

Suit Up for the SF Symphony's NYE Masquerade Ball

The world-renowned SF Symphony is set to put on one of the most festive parties of the year as 2011 turns into 2012. Get out your gowns and tuxes, slick back that hair, and put on your dancing shoes. They'll bring the masks, champagne and, of course, the world-class music.

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.

Photos: Symphonix Celebration at Tiffany & Co. 2011

On August 4, hundreds of guests covered both floors of Tiffany & Co. to celebrate the sold-out success of the San Francisco Symphony's Centennial Opening Night Gala Symphonix Dinner.

Attendees appreciated bites, wine, and martinis while enjoying the soothing soundtrack of the elegant Quartet Rouge of Entire Productions.

Wells Fargo Regional President, Maggie Mui, presented a check for $350,000 to signify their support of the San Francisco Symphony. All proceeds from the event went to benefit the San Francisco Symphony and its education and community programs, providing music education to more than 75,000 Bay Area children every year.

Look of the Week: Picnic in the Park, SF Symphony at the 74th Annual Stern Grove Festival

There's no doubt the masses will flock to every park in the city this weekend for some get-it-while-you-can, quality sun basking. The usual suspects are, of course, the uber-hip fest at Dolores Park, BBQs at Crissy Field, or bike riding at Golden Gate. While those parks are always a-happenin', this Sunday, make the trek out to Stern Grove for the SF Symphony's free concert at the 74th Annual Stern Grove Festival.

amFAR's Black Tie San Francisco Fall Gala Honoring the Fight Against AIDS

This Friday, November 12th, amFAR's black tie San Francisco Fall Gala sweeps through the Four Seasons Hotel to honor local luminaries and philanthropists John and Marcia Goldman, as well as SF Symphony conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, all of whom have given their time in the fight against AIDS.

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