Bachbrandenburg

San Francisco Symphony: Bach's Brandenburg Concertos 2, 3 and 6, Plus Handel Reviews

Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall (Berkeley, CA)

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30 ratings
4.7 average rating
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184 reviews
86 stars
attended May 01 2012

Fantastic performance by SF Symphony members led by an amazingly talented conductor Jane Glover. Loved every piece....thoroughly enjoyable musical evening at Zellerbach. Goldstar made it affordable and we got excellent seats in Row L,...continued

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13 reviews
11 stars
attended May 01 2012

A very nice concert in a nice venue.

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11 reviews
2 stars
attended May 01 2012

Wonderful performance in a great venue. It's nice being able to see great music in the East Bay! Almost everything was performed at world-class levels. I also enjoyed the selection - I like to listen to "nice" music, and I hate when orchestras try...continued

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56 reviews
32 stars
attended May 01 2012

A totally enjoyable Baroque evening

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Ani
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29 reviews
14 stars
attended May 01 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed the music. Played flawlessly, I was mesmerized.

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2 stars
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12 reviews
15 stars
attended May 01 2012

SF orchestra presented a very well balanced selection of the featured composers' works. Shifts from full orchestra to a few selected instruments were a delightful change of pacing. Short but representative but long enough to be pure entertainment.

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8 reviews
15 stars
attended May 01 2012

A lovely concert. I've heard more exciting performances of these three Brandenburgs (I love the sharper tang of period instrument performances), but this may have been the suavest --- clear and polished and full of crisp colors. No. 2 was a...continued

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8 reviews
0 stars
attended May 01 2012

I took my 12 year old daughter to the symphony and had a wonderful time. My daughter, who plays in middle school band, is more knowledgeable about the music. The SF Symphony delivered a great performance. But my daughter was not crazy about the...continued

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8 reviews
8 stars
attended May 01 2012

It was a real treat to have a Baroque scholar conduct this performance. Watching her and the SFS was sheer poetry.

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7 reviews
3 stars
attended May 01 2012

It was a superb concert and performance. Was very happy with my seat, too.

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended May 01 2012

I took my 11 year-old son to see this performance, so we only stayed through the intermission because it was a school night. But it was so lovely and rewarding even so. IThe players re-grouped between each of the three pieces, including Handel's...continued

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended May 01 2012

A very vivacious and obviously talented conductor. Fun to watch. Always enjoy opportunities to see similar performances in the East Bay.

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4 reviews
10 stars
attended May 01 2012

It was OK, we've attended better concerts. Music was a bit bland and the event dragged on a bit. Overall a OK.

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended May 01 2012

Jane Glover was wonderful in leading the SF Symphony.

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Goldstar Member
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3 reviews
0 stars
attended May 01 2012

Excellent! World class musicians playing some of the world's most beautiful music. Players varied from small, chamber sized ensemble to full orchestra. Flawless!

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended May 01 2012

I enjoyed seeing the San Francisco Symphony's performances of Handel's and Bach's works. I had not attended the symphony since I was a child, so this was grand fun for me. I loved Zellerbach Hall at UC Berkeley and Goldstar's seats were excellent.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 01 2012

We loved it! Amazing seats for a great price, sublime music. What more can you ask for?

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended May 01 2012

Wonderful experience with the SF Symphony in the East Bay! Delightful baroque music by Handel and Bach - reminds me I should go to the symphony more often!

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