The San Francisco Symphony is celebrating the start of its 102nd season tonight with an opening night gala at Davies Symphony Hall.
The event, which will benefit the symphony’s youth music education programs, begins at 5 p.m. with a cocktail reception at a tented pavilion near the symphony hall at 201 Van Ness Ave., as well as another reception across the street at City Hall.
There will then be a wine reception at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the symphony hall, followed by the start of the gala concert performance at 8 p.m. Soprano Audra McDonald will be singing highlights from the American Songbook.
The symphony will also be hosting after-parties in the tented pavilion, located at the corner of Grove and Franklin streets.
Tickets for the concert start at $295 and are still available through the symphony’s website at www.sfsymphony.org.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News