Event Details


May 11, 2019
6:00 PM - 10:00 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


Wine Reception

Live music by SF Civic Music musicians

Strolling Dinner featuring multiple cuisine themes

Welcoming Remarks from Ayako Onoda, Board President

Keynote Speaker: Robert Howard, Music Director of SF Civic Strings

Auctions and Paddle Raise (with up to $20,000 matched by a generous anonymous donor!)


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

  • A private cruise on a unique 1920s yacht for up to 30 guests

  • A vacation rental at a relaxing 5-bedroom Bodega Bay retreat

  • The opportunity to conduct a piece with the Mozart to Mendelssohn orchestra this July

  • A 4-course cooking class for 10 hosted by Chef Charles Vollmar of Epicurean Exchange

  • Private tasting at the Carvalho Family Winery

  • 4 General admission guest passes to the Legion of Honor or de Young museum

  • Gift Certificate to Roland Feller Violin Makers

  • 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.

More details available on our Auction page.

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. 

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