SFCM Salutes Extraordinary Women at Centennial Gala

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) will celebrate Conservatory community members Ute Bowes, Carol Casey, Ann Getty, Barbro Osher, Caroline H. Hume (in memoriam), and their families at its Centennial Gala on Monday, March 19, 2018. In honor of SFCM’s pioneering founders, Ada Clement and Lillian Hodghead—and its 100th birthday—the Conservatory pays homage to the women who have shaped the institution and who have been so vital to its success.

“We are delighted to celebrate our centenary by honoring the long history of extraordinary women who have transformed the Conservatory through their work, their imagination, and their investment in our school,” says SFCM President David H. Stull. “When Ada Clement and Lillian Hodghead set forth to establish a program of peerless excellence, they inspired a culture that attracted students and faculty dedicated to advancing art at the highest level. On March 19, we will honor a few of the many women, and countless individuals, who have made possible a century of achievement for our great school. We look forward with enthusiasm and pride as we embark on a path devoted to advancing music and education across the globe.”

SFCM Trustees Deepa Pakianathan and Diane Zack will serve as Gala Chairwomen for this year’s gala. Jan Buckley serves as Centennial Chair throughout the Conservatory’s centennial year.

Special gala performers will include singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan, pianist Garrick Ohlsson, Punch Brothers, the Telegraph Quartet (the Conservatory’s quartet-in-residence), and SFCM students and faculty.

Gala proceeds will support scholarships, as well as community engagement programs that annually provide music education and enrichment to thousands of young people and underserved individuals. Individual gala tickets range from $1,500 to $10,000.

Monday, March 19, 2018
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Deepa Pakianathan and Diane Zack Gala Chairwomen
Jan Buckley Centennial Chair

5:30 PM Cocktail Reception in the Phyllis Wattis Atrium
6:45 PM Performance in the Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
8:00 PM Dinner and Dancing in the Tent

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.

Harry Winston Presenting Sponsor.

Decor will be provided by Blueprint Studios and catering will be provided by McCalls Catering & Events.


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