San Diego Symphony Season Opening Gala
The University Club, October 10, 2015
Photos by San Diego Symphony
The annual opening gala for the San Diego Symphony is one of the city’s premiere black-tie events. This year’s Opus Gala brought 650 people to the University Club and Jacobs Music Center for Passport to the World, a glamorous night of food, cocktails, and classical music. Everything from the three-course dinner to the decor was influenced by Russian, Spanish, and other Eurasian cultures. A live auction for prizes including a two-week river cruise in Russia and a private home recital helped raise $500,000 for the symphony’s music education programs. The night culminated with a concert by pianist Yuja Wang, which 1,000 music students from around the county were invited to attend.