California Symphony’s Supper Club 2024

On April 13, the California Symphony transported guests back to the golden era of supper clubs at its Symphony Supper Club gala with honorary chair Sharon Simpson, event co-chairs Julie Basque and Abby Dye, and host for the evening, Artistic and Music Director Donato Cabrera.

Evening highlights included an announcement about the launch of a new education concert series in the fall of 2024, featuring music by composer Mason Bates, who also attended the event. Held at the elegant Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, the event featured a three-course dinner and auction; a performance by international jazz sensation, multi-instrumentalist, and star of Postmodern Jukebox Gunhild Carling; and dancing to the seductive, swinging stylings of the Gunhild Carling Band. A total of $194,000 was raised for the musicians of the California Symphony and music education programs that serve the community.