San Francisco Symphony’s Opening Night Gala This Thursday

Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) kick off the 2015-16 season with the Opening Gala on Thursday, September 24 in Davies Symphony Hall. Stage and screen actor Kelsey Grammer, baritone Nathan Gunn, and soprano Alexandra Silber join MTT and the Orchestra in an evening that pays homage to classic Broadway musicals. Nathan Gunn performs selections from the Rodgers and Hammerstein catalogue, and Grammer and Silber perform the roles of Professor Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady. The concert opens with MTT conducting Respighi’s Roman Festivals.

Tickets for the Opening Night Gala as well as the entire 2015-16 are on sale now.  Highlights of the season include Masterpiece Symphonies such as Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony; Grand Pianists playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3; the Film Series showing the Nightmare Before Christmas, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and others; and the French Connection.

To purchase Opening Night Tickets or to become a season subscriber, visit

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