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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-6000
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Found parking in a garage a few blocks away for $8 all day Sunday rate. Arrive in the city 45 minutes early so as not to have to stress over finding parking. Limited on street parking. Spring for a parking lot.
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Reviews & Ratings

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12 events
5 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 08 2012

Terrific selections, soloists. Wonderful program!

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190 reviews
130 stars
attended Sep 05 2012

It was a delite to come to the first concert of the SFS! Thank you so much, and what a concert it was! From the talk telling us to watch the talk betw the winds and horns and violins in Tchai, to the great Bruch and 5th Tchai, Wagner, altogether a...continued

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11 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 08 2012

Although I sat in the very last row at the top back, the sound quality was superb and I enjoyed the concert immensely.
Unfortunately some of the patrons around me behaved as if they were at the ball park (talking and taking photos), especially...continued

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Website

http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2012-13/Bychkov-conducts-...

Quotes & Highlights

“Zukerman again seemed the forever-young virtuoso: expressively resourceful, infectiously musical, technically impeccable, effortless. As usual, it was a joy to be in his musical company.” —Los Angeles Times
Inside Music, an informative talk free to ticketholders, begins one hour prior to the concert.
Meet Pinchas Zukerman for a CD signing in the Symphony Store following the September 6 and 8 concerts.

Description

Semyon Bychkov conductor

Pinchas Zukerman violin

San Francisco Symphony

Program: 

Wagner – Overture to Tannhäuser

Bruch – Violin Concerto No. 1

Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5

Two close friends of the SFS, Semyon Bychkov and Pinchas Zukerman, join the Orchestra in opening the season. The gorgeous melodies of Bruch’s concerto glow in the hands of the gifted Zukerman. If Tchaikovsky didn’t invent Russian Romanticism, he surely perfected it. Afraid that he might be “played out” at 48, he soon completed his awesome Fifth Symphony, a work unmatched in charting the journey from the melancholy of desperate longing to the triumph of the spirit.

About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas present more than 220 concerts each year from September through July in a variety of genres, with SFS musicians performing classical concerts, holiday favorites, summer pops events, free outdoor concerts, special series for families and children, plus presentations of visiting guest artists and orchestras from around the globe. The San Francisco Symphony also takes its unique style to audiences world-wide, touring nationally and internationally every year. The SFS is currently recording all the Mahler symphonies on its own media label and has recently launched Keeping Score, a national, multi-year, multi-media project bringing classical music to millions of Americans via TV, radio, the Internet and more.