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A Special Evening at the Home of Ann and Gordon Getty
for Supporters of the SF premiere of “For A Look or A Touch”

Thursday, May 15, 2014
2880 Broadway Street San Francisco

6:30 pm | Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres by Chef Jennifer Johnson>
7:30 pm | Special performance of solos and duets by our opera superstars desserts and coffee to follow

Valet parking provided
Space is limited and reserved for supporters of the premiere and outreach programs of “For a Look or a Touch.” Please reserve your space by Thursday, May 8th.
For more information please contact Jon Carroll at (415) 865-3650 x 307 or jon.carroll@sfgmc.org.

 

About the San Francisco premiere of “For A Look or A Touch”

In Spring 2015, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is honored to present the San Francisco premiere of renowned composer Jake Heggie’s opera, “For a Look or a Touch.” The presentation will be done in collaboration with the American Conservatory Theater, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, and the San Francisco Opera. Baritone Morgan Smith will join the 300 men of the Chorus for two performances next spring. The Chorus will also bring the opera to high schools and other venues as a part of its outreach and education program in 2015.

The opera shares a story seldom told: the plight of gay men during the Holocaust. The work refers to the regulation that allowed police to make arrests “for a look or a touch.” The libretto, by Gene Scheer, is based on the journal entries of Manfred Lewin, who died during the Holocaust, and interviews with his lover, Gad Beck. Their story was first told in the HBO documentary film, Paragraph 175.

We’ve Been Challenged!

SFGMC has received a generous gift of $50,000 to support “For a Look or a Touch,” but it comes with a two-to-one challenge to match the funds, so we need your support now! As a thank you for your donation at one of the levels below, you will receive:

Premiere Seating for 4:
— Seating for 4 for the May 15th reception and performance
— Photo opportunity with the artists
— Invitation to attend a rehearsal of “For a Look or a Touch” in Spring 2015
— Acknowledgment as an underwriter of the production in the program book
— 4 tickets to the San Francisco premiere in Spring 2015
Premiere Seating for 2:
— Seating for 2 to the May 15th reception and performance
— Photo opportunity with the artists
— Acknowledgment as an underwriter of the production in the program book
— 2 tickets to the San Francisco premier in Spring 2015
Preferred Seating for 2:
— Seating for 2 to the May 15th reception and performance
— Acknowledgment as an underwriter of the production in the program book
Reservation for 1:
— Seating for 1 to the May 15th reception and performance

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