Symphony Style at 101
Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas recently celebrated the start of the Orchestra’s second century (it’s 101st year!) with an Opening Gala Concert honoring the philanthropic support and leadership of SFS President John Goldman and wife Marcia.

The Gala concert program featured Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, the San Francisco Symphony and special guest violinist Joshua Bell. It included selections from Berlioz’s Romeo et Juliette, Chausson’s Poeme and Saint-Saens’s Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, both with Bell and the Orchestra, and Ravelā€™s Bolero.

Marcia Goldman, Emma Goltz, Jessica Goldman Foung
With Wells Fargo the Presenting Sponsor, proceeds from the 2012 Centennial Gala will benefit the Orchestra’s myriad artistic, community, and education programs, which provide music education to more than 75,000 Bay Area school children each year.

Rebecca Miller, Matt Cohler, Stephanie Southerland
The 2012 Opening Gala, chaired by Christine Lamond, was enjoyed this year by a fabulous group that seemed to represent the new power in San Francisco: young people who work in tech, appreciate and support culture, and dress beautifully. People like Benchmark Capital’s Matt Cohler and his stunning friends Rebecca Miller and Stephanie Southerland, Zach Bogue and wife Marissa Mayer, Max Levchin and wife Nellie Levchin, Bridgescale’s Matthew Cowan and charming wife Erin Cowan, Facebook’s Libby Leffler, Google’s Orkut Buyukkokten and Derek Holbrook, the always elegant Darren Bechtel with Samantha DuVall, and others like Cameron Phleger, Justin Fichelson , Liz Curtis and Christy Kranjec.
Stephanie Southerland

Stephanie Southerland

Pamala Deikel served at the Patrons’ Dinner Chair, and the Symphony Supper was chaired by Sharon Seto. Maggie Hezelrig and Phil Spiegel co-chaired the Symphonix Dinner, and the Gala After-party was co-chaired by Liz Curtis and Annie Wong.


Libby Leffler

Lee Gregory, Sharon Seto – Audrey Sockolob

Colby Hallen

Colby Hallen

Shelia Warren – Kate Curtis

cameron phleger

Cameron Phleger

Sloan Barnett, Christine Lamond – Paula Carano

Jackie Kartwright

Jackie Kartwright

Rhonda Mahendroo – Kelly Murphy

Christy Kranjec

Christy Kranjec

Meg Ray – Robin Farmanfarmaian

marissa mayer

Marissa Mayer

Denise Hale, Ken Fulk – Rebecca Marty

jennifer fick

Jennifer Fick

Tanya Powell – Karen Caldwell

liz curtis

Liz Curtis

Yurie Pascarella, Barbara Brookins-Schneider – Ashley Horowitz, Elisabeth Thieriot

Sonya Molodetskaya

Sonya Molodetskaya

Ann Getty – Dede Wilsey

Annie Wong

Annie Wong

Maria Quiros – Ye-Hui Lu, Cassandra Owens, Jamie Alburger

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Samantha DuVall, Derek Holbrook

Norah Stone, Norman Stone, Deepa Pakianathan – Sako Fisher

Bronwyn Newport

Bronwyn Newport

Edith Tobin – Elizabeth Carr

Sandy Vukovic

Sandy Vukovic

Erin Cowan, Matthew Cowan – Nellie Levchin, Max Levchin

Catherine Kwong

Catherine Kwong

Jennifer Siebel Newsom – Camille Perona

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