saturday, september 28th
The westgate hotel


Countdown to La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Rhapsody in Blue Gala








 Silent and Live Auction Items

Take a look at a few our amazing items for auction at this year’s gala!
Over 60 enticing items total!

Jimi Hendrix playing "The Star Spangled Banner" at Woodstock, NY 1969

 11 x 14 archival quality framed print of Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock with handwritten title and signature by photographer Henry Diltz. Just in time for the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock!

Taken on Monday morning around 6am. Hendrix was supposed to close on Sunday night, but things were so backed up that he didn’t come on until Monday morning. Henry got to stand on the stage during the festival and take photos of all the acts.
“It was real bizarre and psychedelic. The key point was when Jimi started playing the Star Spangled Banner. He started to put the sound effects in: machine guns, planes dive-bombing – utterly amazing.” — Henry Diltz, Official Woodstock Photographer


Bella Luna Yacht

Bella Luna is a spacious 50′ modern classic motor yacht available for private charters on San Diego Bay.  She features more interior and exterior deck space than the average yacht her size or larger.  This makes her an ideal venue for birthdays, corporate events, weddings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, sunset cruises, or any party or event where you want to enjoy a private yacht charter experience with friends, family, colleagues, or clients while taking in all the spectacular sights and points of interest around the world famous, picturesque San Diego Bay.

5 Star Hotel Rancho Valencia Overnight Stay with dinner at Sbicca

Tucked away amidst lush gardens and olive groves lies an enchanting escape of self-discovery, wellness and relaxation – The Spa at Rancho Valencia. Celebrating the revitalizing benefits of herbs, flowers, oils and minerals that make up the world’s canvas, our spa resort in Southern California offers tempting choices to soothe the spirit, rejuvenate the body and enrich the mind.

Every detail at our Forbes 5-Star rated spa Southern California spa resort is meticulously tailored to create the ultimate destination for wellness and tranquility, starting with the basics like freshly-made organic fruit and vegetable juices to a Yoga Pavilion, Pilates studio, advanced exercise programs, and fitness sessions hosted by top-tier wellness professionals.

Tour SIO's largest ship, the newly-refit, global-ranging R/V Roger Revelle, or SIO's newest ship, R/V Sally Ride!

Private tour for your party of four aboard SIO’s largest ship, the amazing and fresh-from refit R/V Roger Revelle (a very rare opportunity!), or [your choice] R/V Sally Ride, the newest research ship in the US academic research fleet!

 Upfront and personal tour led by SIO oceanograoher Dr. James Swift including a walk onto SIO’s one-of-a-kind FLIP (if in port).

 Galley lunch on board with the crew!


One of a Kind Balboa Park Carousel Private Party

A private party on the Carousel for 20 guests!