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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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If one goes few minutes before 6 pm, it is easy to find street parking.
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The best and most convenient place to eat before the concert is at Jardiniere. Also, you can stop for a drink afterwards.
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29 ratings
4.9 average rating
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Nailia Menne
126 events
30 reviews
40 stars
attended Nov 08 2010

It was nothing short of a fantastic performance by all and the prolonged standing ovations were well deserved! One of the best performances of Carmina burana I ever heard!!!

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57 reviews
16 stars
attended Nov 08 2010

Awesome! Everyone should see this performance!

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11 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 08 2010

The opening Haydn symphony was charmingly done. Carmina Burana was done with great panache - one of the best performances I've ever heard. Lots of energy, freshness and skill.

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Carl Orff’s famed cantata Carmina burana occupies a vastly different realm: its erotic energy and sheer visceral power have installed it among Western music’s most iconic works. Haydn’s Symphony No. 97, one of the composer’s beloved “London” Symphonies, illustrates his characteristic elegance and charm.


Haydn **Symphony No. 97


**Orff Carmina burana


Donato Cabrera conductor

Joélle Harvey 


Nicholas Phan 


Keith Phares 


San Francisco Symphony Chorus

Pacific Boychoir; Kevin Fox, Director

The Crowden School Allegro Chorus; Laura Kakis Serper, Director 

San Francisco Symphony

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.