An Evening Serenade Gala

Honoring Parker Monroe’s Retirement

You are cordially invited to an evening of exceptional dining, wine, and music honoring Executive Director Parker Monroe’s 18 years of service and commitment to the New Century Chamber Orchestra. Join Music Director Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and the musicians of New Century for a special “Atlantic Crossing” farewell to Parker as we pay tribute to him for bringing exquisite music to the Bay Area for nearly two decades.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Yoshi’s Main Dining Room
1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco

Cocktail Hour at 6pm
Gala Dinner, Live Auction, and Entertainment at 7pm
Black and White Cocktail Attire Requested

Dinner will feature modern Japanese cuisine, served family style in Yoshi’s Michelin-rated restaurant. 

Cremona Circle Table of Ten $10,000
Guarnerius Circle Table of Ten $5,000
Amati Circle Table of Ten $3,500
Individual Gala Dinner Ticket $350

Please note that Cremona and Guarnerius Circle Tables include a VIP reception and private toast to Parker Monroe in Yoshi’s Sake Lounge prior to the cocktail hour.

If you have any questions, please contact Director of Individual Giving, Alana Green at 415-357-1111 x 306 or

Auction Items

San Francisco Staycation Package

Enjoy a romantic San Francisco staycation, perfect for the couple about town. This package includes two tickets to the state-of-the-art de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. After an inspiring afternoon of art and culture, attend a Chanticleer concert where you’ll hear the Grammy award winning ensemble that New Yorker Magazine named “the reigning male chorus”. Conclude your evening with champagne and decadent caviar for two by California Caviar Company, the leading sustainable caviar in the country. Enjoy a one-night stay at the elegant Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Nob Hill where you will experience the lap of luxury in one of San Francisco’s finest downtown accommodations.

Ideal for anniversaries, special occasions, and whether you live in or outside the city, it’s a perfect staycation in San Francisco.

San Francisco Sports Package

Entertain your friends with four premiere tickets each to the Golden State Warriors and San Francisco Giants this season. Witness the final regular season Warriors game from prime seats, as they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves in April. You and your guests will also experience Club Level seating at your choice of one Giants’ game in April or May, with a pre-game dinner at MoMo’s, a landmark San Francisco restaurant located across from AT&T Park. In addition to these tickets, up to thirty of your friends will receive a private stadium tour of the Giants’ AT&T Park at a date of your choice.

Ideal for sports lovers, impressing out-of-town guests, and memorable family outings (win over your kids and grandkids).

Nadja & New York Package

Visit New York City like never before! Join Music Director Nadja Salerno- Sonnenberg for a special dinner at a Manhattan restaurant that Nadja will hand-pick with you in mind. Following dinner with Nadja, you and a guest will head to Lincoln Center to hear the oldest and one of the most prestigious symphony orchestras in the United States, the New York Philharmonic. After an exhilarating concert, you will have special access to the Patron Lounge, a beautiful room with exclusive benefits for VIP patrons and donors. You will receive two nights’ accommodation at the historic, exclusive Cornell Club, located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan (44th Street, off 5th Avenue). *Airfare not included

Ideal for music lovers, jet-setters, and true Nadja fans.

Home Concert of Your Dreams Package

Experience a once in a lifetime live performance in your living room with some of the best string musicians in the world! Invite as few as eight or as many as eighty of your loved ones to join you for a unique concert experience in the comfort of your own home. Wow your friends with the surround sound entertainment of the ensemble that’s been described by The San Francisco Chronicle as a “cultural treasure”. We’ll provide a case of 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon from the wonderful Husic Vineyards and the world-class musicians, you bring the captive audience.

Ideal for milestone birthdays, family reunions, company parties, or other celebrations, involving friends and fantastic music.

An Evening Serenade Gala is made possible by City National Bank.


Founded in California close to 60 years ago, City National Bank supports organizations that contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of the communities it serves.

City National provides banking, investment and trust services through 78 offices, including 16 full-service regional centers, in the San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Tennessee, and Atlanta, Georgia.

The corporation and its investment affiliates manage or administer $56.8 billion in client investment assets, including $38.0 billion under direct management. Backed by $26.3 billion in total assets, City National Bank provides entrepreneurs, professionals, their businesses, and their families with complete financial solutions on The way up®.

On-site parking will be available to all guests for an additional fee.
The fair market value of each ticket is $100. 
All contributions exceeding this value are tax-deductible.
Reservations will be held at the door.