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Best of Tchaikovsky Reviews

America's Cup Pavilion (San Francisco, CA)

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73 ratings
3.6 average rating
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201 events
144 reviews
20 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

Well the concert itself was great, the problems were with the venue (and getting into the venue). Long lines to get in, not enough entry points. And no security around the lines were present, so lots of people were cutting in line, so it quickly...continued

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34 reviews
34 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

it was damn cold but the music was wonderful. Ate at the butterfly before the concert.

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29 reviews
71 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

I was completely able to enjoy the concert since I came prepared. It was quite cold, almost half the audience left at intermission becuase they were underdressed. After I got my neighbors warmed up with my extras we were all albe to relax and...continued

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29 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

Very low-rent deal in general, but then they cheated me of the big, booming kettle drums for the 1812 overture!

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11 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

The San Francisco Symphony's "Best of Tchaikovsky" concert was very entertaining, but I feel it was not up to their normal standard. The violin soloist was outstanding.

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135 events
9 reviews
11 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

I really enjoyed the concert. A great performance.

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6 reviews
14 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

Five stars for the symphony's performance and the brilliant violinist's, but the choice of the location on the waterfront just eliminated anything good about it.

Honestly, I can't understand what additional value the organizers thought this...continued

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3 reviews
37 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

While beautiful music — what a terrible venue to have it in! Summers in SF are very cold, terrible for both instruments and people. The musicians were great, but this was lost on the audience who sat there shivering. Most left by intermission. ...continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

We loved this event. Seats were ok! We are retired and appreciate affordable tickets!

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194 reviews
133 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

The whole day was a wonderful treat! We got an open-top F train on the Embarcadero, w/ lots of tourists from France, etc. We went past pier 27 to pier 33 and found Butterfly Restaurant, (lovely view of water), then hung out watching boats be4 the...continued

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17 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

First off, the five stars is for the spectacular musicality of the virtuoso performance of Nicola Benedetti, who was a revelation. I didn't know anything about her before the concert, now she is my favorite living violinist, and I wouldn't have...continued

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15 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

great listening to Symphony but very windy and cold the night we went 7/20; dress like you are going to the snow. We had bleacher seats, sec. 209- move down or stand below where they allow you- better acoustics and warmer in lower areas. Take...continued

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14 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

My evaluation has nothing to do with SF Symphony's performance quality; the music was outstanding and the playing was fantastic. But the idea to make the crowds to freeze sitting on folding chairs and stone stairs was really auwful. The...continued

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Marion Engelke
29 events
12 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

The music was great, the venue as well - I just wasn't prepared for it to be so cold! Anyone going to the America's Cup Pavilion should know it's outside AND it does get frighteningly cold when the fog moves in and the wind freshens up.

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8 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

Great concert. Minus: No programs upon arrival (6:25 PM). Too many latecomers and interruptions. Bleachers too cold for a San Francisco night (my fault). Besides that the concert was fantastic.

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

Fabulous performance by the SF Symphony and its guest performers!
Dress very warm because the America's Cup Pavilion is oftentimes cold and windy.
The acoustics at this venue are not well suited to sophisticated symphonic music.

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

The symphony was excellent. the guest violinist, Nicola Benedetti was outstanding. I don't know how the violinist was able to play so well in a sleveless dress. I guess the lights help keep them comfortable.
The weather was cold and windy. I...continued

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5 reviews
17 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

All in all, it was fun. There were very long lines to get in and we missed the first piece, although we could hear it. Be prepared for the cold and wind on the Bay. I had layers of clothing, but would have like to have gloves. Concert itself was...continued

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

Love Tchaikovsky, love the venue, love San Francisco!

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19 events
5 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

Our seats were very far to the side - and we were "red velvet" members. Would have been fine for a rock concert, but disappointing for seeing the symphony. Very cold night, so just glad we didn't have the aluminum bleacher seats. Probably much...continued

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