Mid-Peninsula League of San Francisco Symphony holds annual fundraiser on May 19

by Contributed Content on May 2, 2013

The Mid-Peninsula League of the San Francisco Symphony will hold its annual fundraiser, “Symphony in Flowers-An Evening in Paris” on Sunday, May 19 from 5:00-10:00 pm, benefitting the world-renowned Symphony and its education programs.

The Circus Club will be adorned with a virtual symphony in flowers, featuring arrangements by leading floral designers. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvers and a gourmet dinner with French flair. The evening will include a silent and live auction, offering a large selection of items ranging from secret packages and gourmet dinners hosted in private homes, to live auction items such as a Photographic Safari in South Africa.

The Fund-A-Need portion of the event will support the Mid-Peninsula League’s Ravenswood Project. This program annually benefits more than 350 elementary school students in the Ravenswood school district, located in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park. As docents for the Symphony’s Concerts for Kids program, League members regularly visit the schools over a period of several weeks, introducing the young students to symphonic music.

The docents then chaperone the students to the inspiring Concerts for Kids program at Davies Symphony Hall. For many of the children, this is their first visit to a live orchestra concert. The League covers the cost of the students’ tickets and transportation. Started in 1919, Concerts for Kids is one of just four such symphony-sponsored programs in the United States.

For more information, and to attend, call (415) 503-5290

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