• Gala 2023 Honoring William Kentridge
Special Events

Cal Performances’ 2023 Gala

with creator and director William Kentridge

JOIN US FOR AN EVENING YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS!

Cal Performances invites you to join us on Friday, March 17, 2023 for an unforgettable 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.” Indeed, SIBYL 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. This highly-anticipated multimedia experience—Kentridge’s Cal Performances debut—is an event you won’t want to miss!

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.

Advanced sales of deluxe sponsor packages and top-tier gala tickets will be available to Producer’s Circle donors starting on September 6, 2022, and to Friends donors and subscribers starting on September 20, 2022.  Gala tickets will be available to the public via our website starting on October 4, 2022 or by calling the Ticket Office. Tickets are limited and will sell quickly, so be sure to reserve yours as soon as possible! NOTE: If you have already 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).

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!

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jennifer Sime, Director of Individual Giving and Special Events at jsime@calperformances.org. For information about tickets or other gala questions, please call 510.642.8653 or email donate@calperformances.org.

Mar 17, 2023, 5:30pm
Add to Calendar 03/17/2023 05:30 pm 03/17/2023 07:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Cal Performances’ 2023 Gala https://calperformances.org/events/2022-23/special-events/cal-performances-2023-gala/
Mar 17, 2023, 5:30pm
Add to Calendar 03/17/2023 05:30 pm 03/17/2023 07:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Cal Performances’ 2023 Gala https://calperformances.org/events/2022-23/special-events/cal-performances-2023-gala/

 Zellerbach Playhouse, Zellerbach Hall, Pauley Ballroom

GALA CO-CHAIRS 
Jen 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
Chancellor Carol T. Christ
Joyce DiDonato
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
Nicholas and Janice Brathwaite
Diana Cohen and Bill Falik
Beth DeAtley
Michael A. Harrison and
tabSusan Graham Harrison
Gustavo Houghton and
tabSara E. Wilson
Kit and Hayne Leland
Rich and Jen 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

Need Help?

  • Read our Subscriptions FAQ

  • Review our COVID policies
  • Email
    tickets@calperformances.org

  • Call the Ticket Office at 510.642.9988