San Francisco Symphony centennial season starts smashingly 

The San Francisco Symphony began its 100th season Wednesday in Davies Symphony Hall with Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas conducting a program of works by Copland, Liszt, Mendelssohn and Britten, featuring guest soloists Itzhak Perlman and Lang Lang.

Click on the photo at right to see a slideshow of the Centennial Season Opening Gala.

Before the performance, revelers enjoyed gourmet meals served at the Patrons Dinner in the Davies Hall Tent Pavilion and at the Symphony Supper or Symphonix Dinner in City Hall.

Gala commitee chairs were Charlotte Shultz, The City’s chief of protocol, and Nancy Bechtle, former San Francisco Symphony president. Honorary chairs were Ann and Gordon Getty. Wells Fargo was the presenting sponsor.

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