44th Season Gala

On September 29th, San Francisco Performances launched its 44th season with a gala at the War Memorial Veterans Building in San Francisco. The event celebrated the wonderful Alexander String Quartet’s 35th anniversary as San Francisco Performances’ Quartet-in-Residence.

Gala chairs were SFP founder and President Emerita Ruth Felt and Henry Klyce. Music Historian Robert Greenberg, longtime partner of the ASQ on the Saturday Morning Series, served as master of ceremonies.

The festivities began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the Green Room loggia, followed by a concert with the Quartet in the Herbst Theatre. Following the concert, guests returned to the Green Room for a delicious dinner and spirited fund-a-need drive.

The evening raised over $156,000, with proceeds benefiting San Francisco Performances’ education programs which bring world-class musicians into Bay Area classrooms and community centers.

Connie Shapiro, Jamie Shapiro, Alan Silverman, LaVerne Silverman
Melanie Smith, Henry Klyce, Ruth Felt
Patrick McCabe, Lynn Glaser
Andy Chen, Dave McCrory, David Masterson
Barry Fong, Vickie Fong, Camilla Smith, George Smith, Kathy Evans
Camille Miner, Jeffrey Miner
Robert Greenberg, Ruth Felt, Henry Klyce
Bernice Green, Silvie Jensen, Jeanne Newman
Martin Quinn, Maria Quinn

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

Platinum Sponsors

Patrick R. McCabe
The Morrison Trust

Gold Sponsors

Thomas and Lily Beischer
Camilla and George Smith

Silver Sponsors

Henry and Carole Klyce
Christine Motley and Neil O’Donnell, Robert C. Goodman and John Bankston
Jeanne Newman and Silvie Jensen
Shartsis Friese LLP


Tom Driscoll and Nancy Quinn
Ruth Felt
Joan C. Kahr
Alison Muh and Jonathan Yothers
Berit and Robert Muh
Carrie Muh, M.D. and David Goldman
Maria and Martin Quinn
James and Connie Shapiro
LaVerne C. and Alan Silverman
Gussie Stewart

Inkind Sponsors

Previous Years’ Season Galas