Special Events

Cal Performances’ 2023 Gala

Honoring William Kentridge

Cal Performances’ Gala Co-Chairs, Gala Committee, and members of the Honorary and Host Committees invite you to join us on Friday, March 17, 2023 for a spectacular evening with world-renowned artist William Kentridge.

William Kentridge has been hailed by the New York Times as “unusual—almost unique—among contemporary artists in having achieved as much acceptance in theaters and opera houses as in museums and contemporary art spaces.” Designed around the US Premiere of Kentridge’s SIBYL, the evening combines projection, performance, dance, choral music, jazz piano, and hand-painted backdrops in a wonderfully absurd, deeply touching, and visually stunning chamber opera and mesmerizing film.

Gala festivities will begin with a lively cocktail reception in Zellerbach Playhouse. This will be followed by the opening night performance—and US Premiere—of William Kentridge’s SIBYL at Zellerbach Hall. After the performance, we will stroll across the plaza to Pauley Ballroom for an elegant dinner designed by special guest Chef Laurence Jossel, founder and owner of San Francisco’s beloved restaurant Nopa.

5:30pm Cocktail Reception, Zellerbach Playhouse
7:00pm Performance, Zellerbach Hall
8:30pm Gala Dinner, Pauley Ballroom

Tables and tickets are limited, selling quickly, and subject to availability. Be sure to reserve yours as soon as possible. All donations are tax deductible (less fair market value) to the fullest extent of the law.

JOIN US FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENING!

Sponsorship Packages

$50,000  ($45,900 is tax-deductible)

Limited availability

This package includes:

  • An invitation for four to a private VIP pre-gala performance lecture with William Kentridge on Sunday, March 12, 2023
  • Gala festivities for ten people (one full table): complimentary valet parking, a festive cocktail reception, priority choice of premium performance seating, superb gala dinner with a member of the SIBYL cast seated at your private table (optional)
  • Recognition in 2023 Gala program book and onsite materials, as well as on our annual donor roster in Zellerbach Hall

Order $50,000 Level Sponsorship Package

$25,000 ($20,980 is tax-deductible)

Limited availability

This package includes:

  • An invitation for two to a private VIP pre-gala performance lecture with William Kentridge on Sunday, March 12, 2023
  • Gala festivities for ten people (one full table): complimentary valet parking, festive cocktail reception, priority choice of premium performance seating, superb gala dinner with a member of the SIBYL cast seated at your private table (optional)
  • Recognition in 2023 Gala program book and onsite materials, as well as on our annual donor roster in Zellerbach Hall

Order $25,000 Level Sponsorship Package

Individual Tickets

$2,500 ($2,133 is tax-deductible)

Limited availability

  • Gala festivities for one, including complimentary valet parking, festive cocktail reception, priority choice of prime performance seating, superb gala dinner
  • Recognition in 2023 Gala program book and onsite materials, as well as on our annual donor roster in Zellerbach Hall

Order $2,500 Level Tickets

$1,000 ($633 is tax-deductible)

Limited availability

  • Gala festivities for one, including reserved parking, festive cocktail reception, performance seating, superb gala dinner
  • Recognition in 2023 Gala program book and onsite materials, as well as on our annual donor roster in Zellerbach Hall

Order $1,000 Level Tickets

Gala Donation

All proceeds from the 2023 Gala will support Cal Performances’ mission to produce and present performances of the highest artistic quality, enhanced by programs that explore compelling intersections of education and the performing arts. Thank you for your generous support!

Donate Today

You also may order by contacting our Development staff at 510.642.8653 or donate@calperformances.org. To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jennifer Sime, Director of Individual Giving and Special Events at jsime@calperformances.org.

If you already have purchased a ticket to SIBYL but would like to attend the 2023 Gala, your ticket will be fully refunded when you purchase a gala ticket (which includes performance seating).

Thank you for your generous support. All proceeds from the 2023 Gala will support Cal Performances’ mission to produce and present performances of the highest artistic quality, enhanced by programs that explore compelling intersections of education and the performing arts.

We hope to see you at Cal Performances’ 2023 Gala!

Mar 17, 2023, 5:30pm
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Mar 17, 2023, 5:30pm
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Zellerbach Playhouse, Zellerbach Hall, Pauley Ballroom

GALA CO-CHAIRS 
Jennifer Lyons
Helen Meyer
Sara E. Wilson
GALA COMMITTEE
Janice Brathwaite
Cary Koh
Chris Lauer
Sylvia R. Lindsey
Leigh Teece
Caroline Winnett
HONORARY COMMITTEE 
Helen Berggruen
Annette Campbell-White
Chancellor Carol T. Christ
Joyce DiDonato
Bob Ellis
Sakurako and William Fisher
Renée Fleming
Jeffrey Fraenkel and Alan Mark
Jake Heggie
Richard Misrach
Bernard and Barbro Osher
Brenda R. Potter
Diane B. Wilsey

HOST COMMITTEE
Another Planet Entertainment:
tabGregg and Laura Perloff
Art Berliner and Marian Lever
Janice and Nicholas E. Brathwaite
Diana Cohen and Bill Falik
Beth DeAtley
Sara Guyer and Scott Straus
Michael A. Harrison and
tabSusan Graham Harrison
Gustavo Houghton and
tabSara E. Wilson
Shannon Jackson
Kit and Hayne Leland
Rich and Jennifer Lyons
Susan Marinoff and Thomas Schrag
Helen and John Meyer
Maris and Ivan Meyerson
Lance and Dalia Nagel
Amy Roth and Bob Epstein
Nadine Tang
Deborah and Bob Van Nest
S. Shariq Yosufzai and Brian James

2022/23 Season Calendar

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