Net proceeds for The Black & White Ball support the San Francisco Symphony's acclaimed education programs, benefiting 75,000 young people.
What is the Black & White Ball The Black & White Ball on June 11, 2005, is one of the world's most extravagant black tie parties! Every two years, some 10,000 people gather in San Francisco's Civic Center for a night of revelry to support the San Francisco Symphony's education and community programs, benefiting 75,000 young people. This year, several city blocks will be transformed into a black and white playground featuring dozens of top performers at multiple venues. Lavish arrays of hors d'oeuvres and beverages will refresh Ball-goers throughout the night. The dress code? Anything goes, tastefully rendered in black and white, of course.