Tortelier-011613

Tortelier Conducts Mendelssohn

Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

28 ratings
4.6 average rating
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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 21 2013

The oboe solo by William Bennett was excellent. The rest of the music was pretty good. The conductor was really fun to watch.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 21 2013

Moving performances. The conductor connected with his musicians and the audience. The oboe soloist was superb. A great afternoon performance.

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59 reviews
3 stars
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24 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 21 2013

very intimate concert with wonderful mixture of music well performed. selection of oboe work was great.

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15 reviews
16 stars
attended Feb 23 2013

Watching Tortelier' conduct was a symphony of movement--a performance well worth the price of admission.

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13 reviews
16 stars
attended Feb 23 2013

William Bennett's collapse aside, the music was superb, and watching Mr Tortelier conduct was akin to watching a dancer.His movements were light, lithe, a perfect fit... continued

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8 reviews
9 stars
attended Feb 21 2013

This concert made for a very, very enjoyable afternoon. We had excellent seats which were only 7 rows back from the stage. GOLDSTAR did not disappoint.

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 23 2013

The symphony, conductor, and soloist were wonderful, I only hoping that the latter who suffered a serious medical problem makes a successful recovery.

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6 reviews
16 stars
attended Feb 21 2013

This is my first time seeing Mr. Tortelier conduct. I was enchanted. The man dances his conducting! The orchestra responded in kind and all the music was beautiful. One... continued

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5 reviews
8 stars
attended Feb 21 2013

Wonderful concert. Oboe concerto by oboist, William Bennett, was a real treat. Loved the entire program.

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 23 2013

missed one performace due to medical issue with the oboist.
o/w great great performance

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 22 2013

The whole concert was wonderful. the Oboe Concerto before the the intermission was phenomenal

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2 reviews
8 stars
3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 22 2013

Great music in lovely venue. a great deal!
Thanks!

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8 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 21 2013

The event itself was great, as we knew it would be. There were a few members of the audience who should not have been attending a concert, and some of the ushers had to... continued

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 22 2013

The Orchestra was small, but the energy and vitality they gave especially to the Mendelssohn piece was marvelouss!

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 23 2013

The seats were terrible. Row DD was the very last row in the highest tier. We were so high that i was actually scared walking along the row to my seat, because it felt... continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 22 2013

Outstanding. Great deal. Stiull lots of empty seats. Symphony should work more with your firm.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 21 2013

Listening to the music was just as fulfilling as watching the beautiful ballet of Tortelier's conducting. It made us all smile. What a delightful way to spend an afternoon!

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1 review
3 stars
attended Feb 21 2013

Mr. Tortelier and the symphony orchestra put on a marvelous concert which was warmly appreciated by the audience. Bravo!

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