Symphony gala ends on a high note

Jay Jeffcoat, Joyce Gattas, Ann Davies, Lori Fleet-Martin, Katy McDonald (Symphony chief of staff), Mike Martin
(Vincent Andrunas)

The San Diego Symphony presented its annual Opus Gala, “Find Your Music,” Oct.7 at Symphony Hall and the University Club. Ann and Ben Haddad chaired this year’s event with patrons, board members and musicians networking to raise funds for the SDS. Following cocktails and dinner, guests were treated to a 8:30 p.m. concert featuring Jean-Yves Thibaudet, conductor Edo de Waart and the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. The program included Franz Liszt’s “Piano Concerto No. 2,” and Richard Strauss’ “Ein Heldenleben.” Visit