Summer Solstice Concert
Symphony For Veterans
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
6:00 PM – Sponsors’ Cocktail Reception
7:15 PM – Performance
Wilsey Center for Opera
Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco
Tickets $75 Eventbrite
Sponsorship start at $500


Swords to Plowshares

The Bay Area’s leading services and advocacy nonprofit for veterans, is proud to host the 3rd Annual Summer Solstice Symphony Concert at the Wilsey Center for Opera in the San Francisco Veterans Building.

Soprano Ellen Leslie

A joyous evening of music by Symphonia Caritas, a professional orchestra that plays to improve the lives of those in need. Conducted by Symphonia Caritas Musical Director Paul Schrage, the concert will also feature music from the accomplished soprano soloist, Ellen Leslie, who is a two-time winner of the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions in the San Francisco District (2018, 2016). Included in the program are:


  • Beethoven Symphony 5
  • Je veux vivre
  • Mi chiamano Mimi
  • Quando m’en vo
  • Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
  • Mein Herr Marquis” / “Adele’s Laughing Song”
  • O Mio Babbino Caro

All proceeds will be directed to the critical housing, legal, and supportive services Swords to Plowshares provides to nearly 3,000 low-income, homeless, and at-risk veterans.

To learn more about Swords to Plowshares, visit:

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To learn more about Ellen Leslie, visit:

Swords To Plowshares

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