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Amid 86-degree late summer weather and a legion of lyrical notes played onstage at , the celebrated its "Fanfare for a New Century," the orchestra's one-for-the-record-books 100th opening-night gala.
As this centennial season dawns, maestro , the Symphony's 11th music director, presides at the podium for his 16th stellar year. By 2013, he'll surpass as the orchestra's longest-serving baton wielder. Gala co-chairs former Symphony President and Protocol Chief joined forces to masterfully conduct their first event together. louisvuittoncanada Civic leader serves in his 10th year louisvuittonhandtaschen as the Symphony's virtuosic president.
More than 75,000 students are the lucky beneficiaries of the gala's proceeds, which fund tuition-free music education programs in Bay Area schools.
"My family has been involved with the Symphony since its founding. And they never would've imagined a night like this back in 1911," Goldman said. "But we've got two unbelievable women in charge. Every base is covered. No relief players here - they're all starters. Charlotte and Nancy are the Lincecum and Cain of our Symphony."
The 2,700 first-nighters inside Davies thrilled to the orchestra's brilliance and guest artists, pianist Lang Lang and violinist Itzhak Perlman. A rousing encore was illustrated with a kaleidoscopic Obscura Digital light show of whirling city scenes zooming around the walls of the concert hall.
Among those shouting bravo: Honorary gala chairwoman ; Gov. Jerry Brownand his wife, ; composer John Adams and his wife, ; former Secretary of State ; ; Mayor Ed SobeClutch Lee and his wife, Anita Lee; Lt. Gov. Oh, and two previous executive directors, and Peter Pastreich. San Francisco Opera General Director popped in with singer Thomas Hampson after the dress rehearsal for cheaplouisvuittonhandbagsoutlet the Opera's "Heart of a Soldier," which has its world shophandbagsonline premiere Saturday.
Gala tickets ranged from $395 to $800 for the Symphony Supper (co-chaired by and ) and Symphonix Dinner (co-chaired by and Joseph Leveroni) at City Hall. And deep-pocketed Centennial superstars ponied up $10K per ticket to $100K per table for the Patrons' Dinner set in a Classic Party Rentals tent atop the parking lot behind Davies Hall.
Created by designer , who 25 years ago launched his stylish solo career when he designed the Symphony's 75th opening night, the tent was tricked out as a sexy, two-level supper club that glowed with 8,000 yards of platinum draped fabric. It was a perfect palette against which many a swan's raspberry-hued gown popped. The canopy was crowned with a monumental metal frame smothered in thousands of white hydrangeas, which also adorned silver-draped tabletops.
Executive Chef conducted his own symphony of sorts for patrons supping upon caviar and egg mousseline, Maine lobster medallions, seared squab and Cherries Jubilee and chocolate cake.
As showtime neared, a joyful riot of music erupted in the tent as SherwoodPM 55 sequined, feathered and scantily clad Pe?a Pachamama dancers and musicians poured into the tent to nudge patrons into the hall.
Post-concert, the frolics continued late into the night at the post-party (co-chaired by , and Jr.) back in the Trocadero27 tent, where guests boogied down to Notorious or strolled outside on InsoliteWalletPMFleuri a traffic-free Grove Street, now a delightful beer garden framed by twinkly lights beneath which guests noshed upon artisanal pizzas verycheaplouisvuittonbags baked by and , who built two fantastical, copper-clad ovens for the occasion.
Super Symphony cheapbagsandpurses supporters gathered in the Wattis Room, where they traveled Papillon30 through the Tunnel of Time, a hallway homage to the Symphony's storied history, leading into Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall. There, they were transported back in time to a magical circus-style setting (created by Blueprint Studios), where a magician and a muscleman presided over a carnival of delights replete with popcorn, balloons, old film clips and classic cocktails from a bar topped with a Ferris wheel.
Observing a trapeze artist twirling overhead, maestro Thomas deadpanned, "By day, she's an expert oboe player."
Drinking in the splendor, Nancy Bechtle tried to digest the significance of louisvuitton.comonlinestore the Symphony's centennial.
"We don't own the music. We just present CitadineGM it. After a concert, unlike a museum, there's no art on the walls," she observed. "But the music is a memory you always have. Like Itzhak's performance tonight. The way he played, there was something about it that was meltingly beautiful."
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