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San Francisco Symphony: Beethoven and Bates

Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

19 ratings
4.1 average rating
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30 events
8 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 16 2014

good symphony performance with beethoven and mason side by side. the contrast between the composers was great and should be done in sf with other forward-thinking bay area electronic composers as well

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Alisa
9 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 18 2014

I enjoyed the collaboration between Bates and the SF symphony. The last piece before the intermission was something new to me and I think I liked it the most. The... continued

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9 events
4 reviews
12 stars
attended Jan 18 2014

Loved the chorus & orchestra. Bates a bit ecclectic for my taste. Great seats and no problem picking up the tickets. Overall wonderful experience.

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6 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 18 2014

Very interesting combo of performances - first a Beethoven classical piece, then a performance with Bates' electronica, and finally a Beethoven performance with a choir. ... continued

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36 events
3 reviews
34 stars
attended Jan 16 2014

SF Symphony, MTT and Beethoven--how can it be anything but terrific... Still the most amazing was Liquid composed by Mason Bates, performing the piece with the Symphony,... continued

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29 events
2 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 16 2014

The symphony gave us really AWFUL seats. There were dozens of better seats, including a number of empty rows. They shoved us in the corner. Terrible.

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3 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 18 2014

The Symphony had no record of my purchase. Thankfully I had my confirmation on my email and they honored my purchase. I was disappointed in the experience from the... continued

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6 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 18 2014

I have to say, I thought the performance, while technically well played, was a little reserved and boring. We left at intermission. I expected a little more umph from electronica combined with a large symphony.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 16 2014

I was under the impression there would be a full performance by Mason Bates, but instead he was present for a single 20min piece during the first half. It was made to seem that his involvement would be more prominent.

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