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2017 Gala Honoring Brent Assink

2017 Gala Honoring Brent Assink and Our Partnership with the San Francisco Symphony

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 │ 5:30 PM │ SFCM

Deepa Pakianathan and Eileen Blum, Gala Co-Chairs
Sakurako Fisher, John Goldman and Nancy Bechtle, Honorary Co-Chairs

Celebrate Brent Assink, Executive Director of the San Francisco Symphony, our 2017 Gala Honoree.

SFCM is honored to recognize Brent Assink for his inspirational service to advance musical excellence in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.  We salute Brent's remarkable career and legacy as the leader of a valuable partner institution, and invite you to join us for a celebration in gratitude of his tremendous contribution to the music community.

Brent Assink has served as Executive Director of the San Francisco Symphony for eighteen years, ushering the San Francisco Symphony into the 21st century.  He has implemented a broad range of artistic, media, and community building initiatives that have put the SFS into the front ranks of the world’s most innovative and successful orchestras. His passion for music has spearheaded education projects, community engagement activities, and award-winning television, radio, and recording projects, and the Orchestra’s reputation has assumed new dimensions through its national and international tours, with annual performances at Carnegie Hall.

During his tenure, the Symphony's partnership with SFCM has expanded and flourished. SFCM currently employs 30 Symphony members as faculty, participates in side-by-side concerts on the stage of Davies Symphony Hall, and brings a range of talent to the Symphony's Youth Orchestra.

Stay tuned for the announcement of our exciting Gala performers.

Join us for a celebration in gratitude of Brent's tremendous contribution to the music community.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Christian Mills, Associate Director of Major Gifts, at cmills@sfcm.edu or 415-503-6291.

For individual tickets, contact Arielle Blinick, Special Events Manager, at ablinick@sfcm.edu or 415-503-6245.

By the Numbers

Our 2016 Gala


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