Summer Solstice Symphony Concert – June 21 2017
Don’t miss this joyous evening of music by Symphonia Caritas at the inaugural Summer Solstice Symphony Concert on June 21, 2017 at the newly renovated Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera at the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center!
When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time: 7:15pm (Cocktail reception starts at 6:00pm)
Where: War Memorial Opera House, 401 Van Ness Avenue, 94102
Cost: $40 ($60 with cocktail reception) – Purchase tickets
All proceeds from this event will go directly to support the sponsor of the event, Swords to Plowshares, who provided over 3,000 San Francisco Bay Area low income and homeless veterans with critical support and services in 2016 alone.
The music will be provided by Symphonia Caritas. Led by conductor Paul Schrage, and backed by a chamber orchestra of professional musicians, this will be an evening you won’t want to miss. They will be performing Beethoven’s Symphony 8 and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. The evening will also feature Ian Swensen, who is one of the most dynamic, diverse, and sought-after violin soloist, performer, and teacher on the music scene today.
The mission of Symphonia Caritas is about giving back to the community through music, donations, and heartwarming experiences through live music performances while also supporting musicians to serve the arts.
The event is presented by Swords to Plowshares. Founded in 1974 by veterans, Swords to Plowshares is a community-based not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides needs assessment and case management, employment and training, housing, and legal assistance to approximately 3,000 veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area each year.
War causes wounds and suffering that last beyond the battlefield. Swords to Plowshares’ mission is to heal the wounds of war, to restore dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency to all veterans in need, and to prevent and end homelessness and poverty among veterans.
Purchase your tickets here for an amazing event for a great cause for our community.