On Thursday, February 11, 2016, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra celebrated the 30th anniversary of Waverley Fund Music Director Nicholas McGegan.
The evening began with a sumptuous cocktail reception and silent auction inside City Hall’s spectacular Rotunda, followed by a three course dinner prepared by McCalls Catering in the North Light Court and a Live Auction and Fund-A-Need led by KDFC on-air personality Rik Malone. The evening continued to unfold with a magical concert with renowned mezzo-soprano Susan Graham at Herbst Theatre. An exuberant Afterparty back at City Hall capped the night off in style for our gala patrons.
In addition to acknowledging the very special role Nic has played with PBO, the evening grossed over $392,000 to support the continued success of the Orchestra’s artistic and education programs.
For more information next year’s gala in February 2017, check back in the fall. We hope to see you there!
2016 Gala Event Partners
2016 Gala Committee
Paul Sugarman Gala Chair, Nicholas McGegan Waverley Fund Music Director,
Bruce Lamott Philharmonia Chorale Director, Bill Lueth President KDFC, and
Rik Malone KDFC
Chris Bensick, Charlotte Gaylord, Steve John, Brian Kincaid, Katrina Krantz, Eric Leve, Joan Mann, Rachael Myrow, Murrey Nelson, Melanie Peña, Jason Snyder, Melanie Wallace and Donna Williams
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra wishes to acknowledge
the generosity of its patrons:
Ross E. Armstrong
Gala Corporate Sponsor
The Bernard Osher Foundation
Mark Perry + Melanie Peña
Guarantor Table Sponsors
Bonnie + Jim Bell, Bell Investment Advisors ♦ Charlotte Gaylord + Barrie Cowan ♦ Eric Leve ♦ David Low + Dominique Lahaussois ♦ Fred Matteson + Anne Davidson Barr
Patron Table Sponsors
Marie Bertillion Collins + Leonard Collins ♦ Nicolas Elsishans + Christopher Hayes ♦ Kay Sprinkel Grace ♦ David + Kate Gross ♦ Peter + Cynthia Hibbard ♦ Steve John + Jason Snyder ♦ Brian M. Kincaid + Elizabeth C. Theil ♦ Martine Kraus ♦ Carlene Laughlin ♦ William Lokke ♦ Joan + Roger Mann ♦ Sondra + Milton Schlesinger ♦ Paul + Susan Sugarman ♦ Christopher + Michael Mele-Wagner ♦ Donna Williams
Guarantor Ticket Sponsors
Chris + Janet Bensick ♦ Corinne Cooley Derringer ♦ Dessa Goddard ♦ Murrey Nelson ♦ Schwalbe and Partners, Inc.
Patron Ticket Sponsors
Carol + Peter Berkenkotter ♦ Helen Berggruen ♦ Ana + Roger Chretian ♦ Martin + Kathleen Cohn ♦ Reverend Richard Fabian ♦ Roger + Silvija Hoag ♦ Marie + Palmer Hotz ♦ Anne + Jeffery Katz ♦ Charlotte + Larry Langdon ♦ Norman T. Larson ♦ Kit + Hayne Leland ♦ Ellen + Barry Levine ♦ Brittany McClinton ♦ Robert Mison ♦ Mary + David Phillips ♦ Maxine Risley ♦ Pam + John Sebastian ♦ Paul Wilson
Acquerello Restaurant ♦ American Conservatory Theater ♦ Alonzo King LINES Ballet ♦ Aspen Music Festival ♦ Aurora Theater Company ♦ Azu Restaurant ♦ Berkeley Repertory Theater ♦ Berkeley Symphony ♦ Bristol Hotel ♦ Gary Bukovnik ♦ Cala ♦ Cal Performances ♦ Cal Shakes ♦ California Academy of Sciences ♦ California Artisan Cheese Festival ♦ Canyon Market ♦ Carmel Bach Festival ♦ Carrie Dove Catering ♦ Center for the Book ♦ Charlotte’s Cakes ♦ Charlotte’s Pies ♦ Chez Panisse ♦ Cowgirl Creamery ♦ Diablo Ballet ♦ Delfina ♦ diRosa Art Alive! ♦ Dona Tomas Restaurant ♦ The Dorian ♦ English Lakeland Ramblers ♦ Excelsior Hotel Gallia ♦ Fig & Thistle ♦ Filoli ♦ Firefly ♦ Foods of New York ♦ Goldener Hirsch Hotel Salzburg ♦ Grace Cathedral ♦ Grgich Hills Estate ♦ Griffo Distillery ♦ Hopscotch ♦ Ideale Restaurant ♦ Instituto Italiana Scuola ♦ Jewish Community Center San Francisco ♦ Karen Swenson Hair + Makeup ♦ Left Coast Chamber Ensemble ♦ Les Clos ♦ The Luxury Collection Hotel & Resorts ♦ Maker & Moss ♦ Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) ♦ Merola Opera Program ♦ M. Lowe & Company ♦ Monticello Vineyards ♦ New Esterhazy Quartet ♦ New York Philharmonia ♦ Norfolk Inn ♦ Oakland Museum of California ♦ Oakland Symphony ♦ Oakland Zoo ♦ ODC ♦ Ojai Land Conservancy ♦ Ojai Music Festival ♦ Omnivore Books on Food ♦ Oliveto Restaurant ♦ Opera Parallele ♦ Papito ♦ Park Tavern ♦ John Phillips Harpsichord Studio ♦ Piperade ♦ Plaj ♦ Ragazzi Continuo ♦ Raxakoul Wine & Cheese ♦ Robot-Coupe ♦ The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus ♦ Saison ♦ San Francisco Ballet ♦ San Francisco Giants ♦ San Francisco Museum + Historical Society ♦ San Francisco Performances ♦ San Francisco Wine Trading Company ♦ Smuin Ballet ♦ St. Regis Hotel ♦ Tomales Farmstead Creamery ♦ Valley of the Moon Festival ♦ Voices of Music ♦ Waterbar ♦ William Gordon Winery