Event Details


May 12, 2018
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

The Green Room
SF War Memorial & Performing Arts Center
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA (map)


Tickets: There are no paper tickets needed for the gala; check-in will be by name

Attire: Semi-formal or cocktail attire


6:30 PM

7:30 PM


8:00 PM


Wine Reception
Live music by guitarist Craig Perry

Welcoming Remarks

SF Civic Music String Quartet
   Dvořák – String Quartet No. 5 in F minor, Op. 9
   II. Andante con moto quasi allegretto


Keynote Speaker: Michael Morgan, Oakland Symphony

Auctions and Paddle Raise


This year's live and silent auction items feature a variety of unique Bay Area experiences and goods, including:

  • Fireboat Bay Tour
  • Collector's Case of Vintage Red Wine
  • Carvalho Family Winery Tour and Tasting
  • Gift Certificate to Roland Feller Violin Makers
  • SF Opera Tickets
  • Coffee and Studio Tour with KQED's Staff Arts Reporters
  • A variety of lasercut jewelry and homeware goods by Molly M Designs

100% of auction proceeds help to sustain SF Civic Music. As a volunteer-run nonprofit organization, we rely on the support of generous donors like you to keep concerts free for the community and playing opportunities accessible for our musicians.

For a detailed list of live and silent auction items, visit sfcivicmusic.org/auction

The SF War Memorial Building is well serviced by public transportation. Street parking is limited but there are several accessible parking garages nearby. Visit the SF War Memorial website for more information:

Transit & Parking

Tax Info

The San Francisco Civic Music Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with Federal Tax ID number 94-3311973. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. The fair market value of an individual gala ticket is $75. Please retain a copy of this receipt for your records and consult your tax advisor for specific advice on the tax deductibility of your gifts. 

Correction: Earlier receipts mistakenly indicated that $75 per ticket is tax-deductible. The fair market value of each individual gala ticket is $75; the tax-deductible portion is $25 per individual if purchased at the Early Bird rate and $50 per individual if purchased at the Regular rate.

For questions or more information, contact gala@sfcivicmusic.org