San Diego Symphony Opus Gala

David and Linda Slocum, Riley Mixson and Carol Young, Gwynn and Brian Thomas
(Vincent Andrunas)

The San Diego Symphony hosted its annual Opus Gala – the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year – Oct. 4 at the University Club’s Symphony Towers. The event included a concert featuring famed pianist Lang Lang and Edo de Waart.

Before the seated dinner, SDS board chair Dr. Warren Kessler, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, and SDS CEO Martha Gilmer spoke of the Symphony’s exciting progress and the city’s support, including the highly-anticipated Bayside Performance Pavilion. —Vincent Andrunas