San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala

San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala

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I had the opportunity to attend the San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala last week which opened the Symphony’s 105th season.  The night started with a cocktail hour in the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall Lobby followed by dinner.  The Symphony gala included four dinners, the one I attended was the Patrons Dinner in the Lake Louise tented pavilion.  Guests at the Patrons Dinner were treated to a gold and chrome Art Moderne scheme and a dinner of citrus-cured salmon, grilled beef fillet and blackberry sorbet with rolled chocolate truffles.  After dinner, there was a wine reception before the concert.  Michael Tilson Thomas, the conductor, opened his 22nd season with the Symphony with the overture to Rossini’s “William Tell.”  The program was filled with familiar favorites including selections by Mozart, Puccini, Gershwin and Irving Berlin.  The performance program also included an 80th birthday celebration for composer Steve Reich, whose “Three Movements” opened the second act.

Valentino was a major sponsor of the gala and was well represented by women in floaty, lacy, layered Valentino gowns.  I wore a Spring 2016 Valentino black suede cape and skirt with a Dolce & Gabbana bustier top.  I was honored when SF Luxe included me as one of the best looks of the evening!

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Chrisa Pappas wears a Spring 2016 Valentino black suede cape and skirt with a Dolce & Gabbana bustier top to the San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala.

Chrisa Pappas wears a Spring 2016 Valentino black suede cape and skirt with a Dolce & Gabbana bustier top to the San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala.

Chrisa Pappas wears a Spring 2016 Valentino black suede cape and skirt with a Dolce & Gabbana bustier top to the San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala.

Chrisa Pappas with her husband at the San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala. With my husband The San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala - Love the atmosphere in the tent Love the atmosphere in the tent San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala - Our Valentino table! Our Valentino table!

Chrisa Pappas wears a Spring 2016 Valentino black suede cape and skirt with a Dolce & Gabbana bustier top to the San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala.

Chrisa Pappas with her husband at the San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala.

Chrisa Pappas with actress Connie Nielsen at the San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala. With actress Connie Nielsen

Chrisa Pappas with her husband at the San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala.

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