Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the Bay Area’s leading real estate services company, has been named one of the official sponsors of this year’s San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala, one of the most glamorous and star-studded events of the concert season.

Coldwell Banker will sponsor the Opening Night Gala’s After-Party, hosting 2,700 opening-night concertgoers with late-night savories, desserts, and live music from San Francisco’s top bands.

The San Francisco Symphony’s 102nd season will kick off the Opening Night Gala on September 3 with singer and actress Audra McDonald in works from the American Songbook, as well as the Symphony’s performance of Antheil’s Jazz Symphony and Gershwin’s An American in Paris.

Proceeds from the Opening Night Gala, including the after-party, benefit the Orchestra’s myriad of community and education programs, which provide music education to more than 75,000 Bay Area school children each year.

“We greatly appreciate Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s generous support of the San Francisco Symphony,” said Gorretti Lo Lui, chair of the Opening Night Gala.  “Not only does its sponsorship help underwrite a spectacular evening for patrons of the arts, but it also supports music programs for children throughout the community.”

Rick Turley, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, said the company is honored to partner with the Symphony. “We understand just how important music and the arts are to San Francisco and the entire Bay Area, and to our children,” he said. “The Symphony is one of the things that makes San Francisco such a special place to live and we’re very proud to play a role in this special night.”

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s sponsorship of the San Francisco Symphony’s Opening Night Gala is just the latest in the company’s ongoing commitment to helping important organizations of the community.

Over the past 13 years, the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Community Foundation has raised more than $2.3 million for Habitat for Humanity chapters in Northern California.  The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage team has also volunteered more 48,000 hours and participated in the construction of 179 Habitat for Humanity homes.