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Decadent Farewell 

Wednesday, Dec 18 2013

Few things are as exciting as New Year's Eve. For a holiday that celebrates and reflects on time passing, it's easy to see why a night full of moving music is consistently a favorite for locals — or anyone with a heart. San Francisco Symphony's New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball features a world-class concert with pieces from composers like Albert Lortzing and Franz Lehar. And you'd better believe that hearing Johann Strauss Jr.'s "On the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz" on the most sentimental night of the year will make you have all sorts of feelings. Each ticket includes admission to the nightlong after-party full of La Marca Prosecco alongside delectable desserts. You'll need that snack when you're dancing your face off to live Golden Age-themed music from the Peter Mintun Orchestra. So bring friends. Wear a crazy outfit. Whatever. There are no rules in the New Year's Eve game. Just don't sit at home; spend this holiday with the genius that is classical and show music.

Tue., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., 2013

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