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Signature Events

William Burden & Matthew Piatt in recital at the home of Ann & Gordon Getty
Opening Bid:
Value: Priceless
Donors: Ann and Gordon Getty, Matthew Piatt, William Burden

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Bill Burden (Merola '91) dazzled Merola audiences with his golden voice and compelling stage presence. In the years since he has gone on to acclaimed international career. Last season he left an indelible mark at San Francisco Opera as George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life. This fall, he returns to SFO as Captain Vere in Billy Budd. Witness this brilliant tenor in recital with Matthew Piatt (Merola '05) in the exquisite music room of Ann and Gordon Getty. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before the recital and then chat with the artists over dessert following the performance.

Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen and John Churchwell in Recital
Opening Bid:
Value: Priceless
Donors: John Churchwell, Jennifer & Chris Brahm, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen

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Fresh from his GRAMMY® Awards recognition for Best Classical Compendium for the world premiere recording of Kenneth Fuchs’ Poems of Life with the London Symphony Orchestra, multi-talented countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen (Merola '16) is preparing to make his San Francisco Opera debut this summer as Medoro in Orlando. Hear this exciting artist in recital with John Churchwell (Merola '96), Head of Music Staff at San Francisco Opera. After the recital, talk with the artists over a sit-down dinner with wine pairings in the San Francisco home of Jennifer and Chris Brahm.
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