An elegant evening awaits at San Francisco Symphony as they invite you to help close out 2010 in style.

SFS will supply the music, masks and bubbly – you create the lasting memories. Start your evening at 8pm with lobby entertainment featuring the Martini Brothers. Then, hear a magical concert of waltzes, dances, and surprises from Strauss, Kreisler, and more.

The evening continues with nonstop music in the lobbies, complimentary desserts and La Marca prosecco, plus traditional balloon drop at the stroke of midnight!

Sing along to Auld Lang Syne and dance the night away on the gorgeous stage at Davies Symphony Hall with the Peter Mintun Orchestra, or head to the 1st Tier lobby to take in one of San Francisco’s favorite bands, Tainted Love.

This promises to be a great party, done up as only the San Francisco Symphony can do!

San Francisco Symphony New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball

8 p.m.:          Doors open – cocktail time!  Guys and dolls can grab their favorite drink and enjoy cocktail hour with The Martini Brothers in the Davies Symphony Hall lobby.

9 p.m.:          Everyone in their seats for the San Francisco Symphony’s performance of skirt-spinning waltzes, polkas and dances, joined by conductor and violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky and glam soprano Katie van Kooten – while the enchanting period dancers Dance Through Time show us how it’s done.

11:15 p.m.:  Now it’s everyone’s turn to grab a partner and twirl, dip and/or sashay across the Davies Symphony Hall stage with The Peter Mintun Orchestra.  In the mood for some tunes with a little more backbeat?  Head upstairs to the First Tier, where the always-fun Tainted Love kicks out the ‘80s dance jams.  Guests are also welcome to enjoy complimentary sparkling wine, savories and desserts as the clock ticks closer to midnight.

Midnight:    Davies Symphony Hall is the place to be, as 2,011 colorful balloons cascade from the ceiling and the crowd ushers in 2011 in high style, romance and excitement.

San Francisco Symphony New Year’s Eve Wattis Room Dinner

December 31, 2010

A Night in Vienna…

Tray Passed Hors d ‘Oeuvres

Smoked Char Pate on Rye Crisps
Austrian Potato Cakes with Sweet Onion and Dill Crème
Seared Beef on Poppy Seed Biscuits with Gherkin Relish

Kalte Vorspeisen – Cold Appetizers found on the Tables

Chef’s assortment of Farmer’s Market Pickled Vegetables, Cured Meats, Olives and Strong Mustard

Silver Platter Dinner Service

Cold Dishes

Styrian Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Cider Vinaigrette
Gruner Salat – Gree Salad of Winter Lettuce and Herb Vinaigrette
Strangenspargel – White Asparagus with Herb Mayonaise
Gurkensalat – Marinated Cucumber Salad with Fresh Dill

Warm Dishes

Tafelspitz “The Emperor’s Dish”
Viennese Slow Braised Beef Short Rib with Creamed Spinach and Apple Horseradish Sauce
Grilled Styrian Sausages with Braised Red Cabbage and Celery Root Puree
Roasted Arctic Chard with Braised Fennel and Sorrel


Sachertorte mit Schlag
Viennese Traditional Chocolate Cake with Whipped Strauss Family Cream

Tickets range from $80 to $195 each.  Tickets are available at www, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


The evening features live music by Tainted Love.
The evening features live music by Tainted Love.
Monica Turner
Contributor to Stark Insider for tech, the arts and All Things West Coast for over 10 years.