The San Francisco Symphony Mid-Peninsula League’s upcoming Symphony in Flowers event will feature a performance by Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito.
Mr. Esposito performs a fusion of pop and opera. He has released seven albums and toured internationally, including a recent performance with the San Francisco Opera. He also has appeared in a PBS documentary in which he pays homage to the legendary tenor Enrico Caruso. Now residing locally in San Jose, he is a native of Naples, Italy.
The event will take place at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton on May 1 at 5:00 p.m. The evening will begin with a silent auction paired with wines, appetizers, and chocolates, followed by dinner and Mr. Esposito’s performance.
The event benefits the San Francisco Symphony and its education and community programs, including the Mid-Peninsula League’s Ravenswood Project. This program serves more than 350 elementary school students in the Ravenswood school district, located in East Palo Alto and east 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 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, as well as their first visit to San Francisco. The League covers the cost of the students’ tickets and transportation.
Concerts for Kids was started by the Symphony in 1919, and is one of just four such symphony-sponsored programs in the United States.