43rd Season Gala

On October 14th, San Francisco Performances celebrated the launch of its 43rd season with a gala at the War Memorial Veterans Building in San Francisco. The evening, which featured a concert with pianist Sir András Schiff, was a great success and raised more than $200,000 to support SF Performances’ arts education programs.

Hosted by Gala Co-Chairs Jeanne Newman and Judy Sheldon, the gala honored noted philanthropists and longtime San Francisco Performances supporters, Camilla and George Smith.

The festivities began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the Green Room loggia, followed by dinner in the Green Room. Guests then adjourned to the Herbst Theatre to enjoy an amazing concert from Sir András that featured works by Bach, Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven.

George Smith, Camilla Smith, Fred Levin
Judy Sheldon, Jeanne Newman, Melanie Smith
Ruth Felt, David Gelles
Anne Jamieson, Timothy Foo, Ute Bowes
Camilla Smith, Gussie Stewart
Chris Motley, Neil O'Donnell, Maria Quinn
Oakland School for the Arts Students
Susie McBaine, Pat McBaine
Tala Khalaf, Kevin Marshack, Janice Reicher, Alex Reicher
Andy Chen, Dave McCrory

San Francisco Performances extends its thanks to the sponsors who helped make this special evening possible:

Platinum Sponsors

Patrick R. McCabe
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Gold Sponsors

Thomas and Lily Beischer
Robert and Ruth Dell
Legato Capital Management, LLC
Christine Motley and Neil O’Donnell, Maria and Martin Quinn
Fred Levin
Camilla and George Smith

Silver Sponsors

Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Jeanne Newman
Judy and Wylie Sheldon
The Leakey Foundation


Don and Jeanne Dana
Barry and Victoria Fong
Joan C. Kahr
Henry and Carole Klyce
Alison Muh and Jonathan Yothers
Berit and Robert Muh
Carrie Muh, M.D. and David Goldman
James and Marion Robertson
James and Connie Shapiro
LaVerne and Alan Silverman
Gussie Stewart
John Swift

In Kind Sponsors

Previous Years’ Season Galas