Venue Details

499 Star Starred
Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-6000
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Tom Howard
21 drops you right there
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Tom Howard
Max's two blocks north
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Clifford
Found plenty if free parking just a few blocks away.
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Goldstar Member
We ate at Indigo, 2 blocks away. Very nice!
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Carolyn Rissanen
Always BART to the city - 3 blocks from Civic Center.
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Ruth R.
Dressy...it is a formal concert!
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Reviews & Ratings

113 ratings
4.6 average rating
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35 events
11 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 16 2010

Very well performed - love the venue - seats were great - five stars!

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8 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 16 2010

The soloists were wonderful.

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4 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 16 2010

The seats were excellent, musicians and chorus top notch!
My first time at this venue and it is amazing!

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More Information

Website

http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2012-13/Handel-s-Messiah.aspx

Quotes & Highlights

Listen to an audio sample of Messiah.
Inside Music, an informative talk with Alexandra Amati-Camperi, begins one hour prior to the concert.

Description

Few pieces can deliver a fresh perspective each time they are heard. Handel’s Messiah is one of those works that yields a new secret on every hearing. Composed in 1741, it reportedly was a favorite work of Beethoven for its “sublimity of language.” For modern listeners, it holds a place of reverence in the canon for its universal appeal and moments of timeless expression.

**Program:

  • Handel  *Messiah    **

Artists: ** Ragnar Bohlin  conductor

Joélle Harvey  soprano

Jennifer Johnson-Cano  mezzo-soprano

Andrew Stenson  tenor

Michael Sumuel  baritone

San Francisco Symphony and Chorus

The concert runs approximately 90 minutes. There is no intermission.

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.