Debussy split

San Francisco Symphony: MTT Conducts Debussy

Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

58 ratings
4.1 average rating
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25 reviews
5 stars
attended Jan 13 2012

This was an outstanding performance of beautiful music and singing. A rarely heard choral and orchestral, semi-staged presentation, along with video and narration in French, of a longer theater piece with music by Debussy. Quite unusual and...continued

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11 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 13 2012

Outstanding event. Even our Second Tier (Red Velvet) seats were special: central with two empty seats just in front of us (none others to be seen in our section!). This is the second time we've landed seats with empties smack in front of us. ...continued

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
13 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 14 2012

Particularly enjoyed Janacek opening piece. Brass execution was lively
and engaging.
Debussy work was well executed, but I was being lulled to sleep in the
dark, warm hall.

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78 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 14 2012

Great conductor! Great seat!

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39 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 12 2012

Janacek Sinfonietta was great and Debussy "Le Martyre de Saint Sebastien" staged performance was really interesting and unusual. All together a great evening!

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15 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 13 2012

This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see and hear a presentation of Debussy's "Martyrdom of Saint Sebasian", done in a multi-media style. It was beautifully produced, was in French (with supertitles) but a little difficult to follow with...continued

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13 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 13 2012

This concert masterfully combined spoken narrative, arias, video imagery, and excellent musicianship under the direction of MTT. I like SF Symphony's semi-staged works.

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12 reviews
8 stars
attended Jan 13 2012

The entire concert was very well performed by all, but the piece by Janacek was only moderately interesting. The Debussy piece was pretty boring, rather obtuse, and not worth the time it took to hear/see it. Some people actually left well before...continued

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11 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 13 2012

where else can one hear this music ... well done / played / sung / spoken

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16 stars
attended Jan 14 2012

Loved the concert! I was in the second tier off to one side so could not see everything, but was able to see most of the orchestra and enjoyed watching them work, especially during the Janacek piece.. The sound in that hall is excellent anywhere...continued

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 13 2012

I liked the first part, which was just the pure symphony. Davies Hall is gorgeous, would definitely go back.

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5 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 13 2012

Outstanding. 3 cheers for MTT and SFS.

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4 reviews
14 stars
attended Jan 13 2012

First act was good but then it was horrible after intermission.

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 13 2012

The Debussy production was a bit strange -- etheral is a good positve description, but I did not overall like it as much as the pure symphonic music.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 14 2012

Beautiful, dramatic, poetic and just perfect.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 13 2012

Great orchestra, great seats and an unusual performance with visual images, singers up on scaffolds and the chorus was impressive. Obviously MTT LOVES the Debussy piece!

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 13 2012

I loved it all! The venue, wild / different classical music. For my date it was his 1st symphony. He had a vertigo attack (racing heart rate, sweaty/clamy). We left @ intermission.

I will definitely return :-)

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