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San Francisco Boat Race Dinner - Thursday, April 27, 2017 - University Club, San Francisco
Celebrate the 163rd Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race and the 82nd San Francisco Boat Race Dinner at the University Club at 800 Powell Street, San Francisco. 

Matthew Shilvock, General Director of the San Francisco Opera, will be the distinguished guest speaker. Matthew has devoted his career to executive management in the performing arts. After early work with New Chamber Opera in Oxford, England, and PORTopera in Portland, Maine, he became a 2002 Fellow with OPERA America, the national service organization for opera companies in North America, with assignments at Pittsburgh Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Janice Mayer & Associates, and Glimmerglass Opera. In 2003, he joined Houston Grand Opera as the General Director’s Liaison for David Gockley who served as General Director for that company from 1972–2005. Shilvock came to San Francisco Opera in 2005 as part of Gockley’s transition team, serving as General Director’s Associate (2005–2007). He was promoted to Director of New Initiatives (2007–08), Assistant General Director (2008–2010), and in 2010, Associate General Director. In his positions at San Francisco Opera, Shilvock worked closely with David Gockley on all aspects of managing this institution and nurturing innovative new projects and initiatives. 

Matthew Shilvock was born in 1976 in Kidderminster, England. He studied music performance and history, reading music at Christ Church, Oxford University. He also holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a specialization in nonprofit administration. Shilvock resides in Marin County with his wife Kate and their two children
We always need people to help on the night with handing out labels and checking the table layout.
  • The dinner is restricted to alumni, academic visitors and former employees of the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford. Friends of the universities, who have donated to either Oxford or Cambridge, are also invited.  Each alumnus/alumna may bring one guest.
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