San Francisco Symphony
The San Francisco Symphony sets the highest possible standard for excellence in musical performance at home and around the world; Enriches, serves, and shapes cultural life throughout the spectrum of Bay Area communities; Maintains financial stability and gains public recognition as a means of ensuring its ability to fulfill its mission. In the wake of the devastating 1906 earthquake and fire, San Francisco’s civic leaders set about creating a permanent orchestra in the music-loving city. In December 1911, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) gave its first concerts, rekindling the city’s cultural life. It delighted audiences with a kaleidoscopic mix of classics and new music. The SFS has won some of the world’s most prestigious recording awards, including Japan’s Record Academy Award, France’s Grand Prix du Disque, Britain’s Gramophone Award, and a bundle of Grammy® awards.
Looking to get more involved? The Symphonix League was founded in 1988 to welcome young Bay Area professionals and classical music enthusiasts to the San Francisco Symphony. Symphonix hosts social and educational events throughout the year and provides financial and volunteer support for the Symphony. Symphonix member benefits include discounts on Symphony tickets and advance notice of special events like the Opening Night Gala and The Black &White Ball. A Symphonix membership runs for a calendar year from the date you join. Net proceeds benefit the San Francisco Symphony and its education and community programs, providing music education to over 75,000 Bay Area children each year.