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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Member Tips

Liz Burton
If you love classical music do NOT go to hear pianist Yundi.
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Belfast
Business casual to reasonably casual.
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Belfast
Underground in front of City hall
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SF theatergoer
Muni or BART or walk or bike--all are much better options than car and parking
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SF theatergoer
Dress as you like--you're there to hear a concert, not to participate in a fashion show
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Maija Gudras
There is $4.00 parking in a garage on Hayes St.
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.4 average rating
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2 reviews
16 stars
attended Mar 30 2011

The pianist was really terrible. He attacked the piano as if were a wild beast that needed taming. He had no musical sense at all. Members of the orchestra obviously felt the same way.

The second half of the program was FABULOUS!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Mar 30 2011

Mr Yundi performed beautifully and it was good to see H. Blomstedt
again as the guest conductor.
the seat was very good and Davis Hall is always a delight ,... continued

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9 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 31 2011

EXCELLENT. Brilliant pianist. He plays with such dexterity and feeling. I first heard the 1st on BBC radio around 1950. My older brother was raving about the pianist... continued

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More Information

Website

http://www.sfsymphony.org/season/Event.aspx?eventid=43176

Quotes & Highlights

Inside Music, an informative talk with Scott Foglesong, begins one hour prior to rehearsal and concerts.

Description

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

Yundi Li, piano

San Francisco Symphony

Program:

Tchaikovsky :Piano Concerto No. 1

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

Herbert Blomstedt leads the San Francisco Symphony through two intensely emotional works. Tchaikovsky’s captivating First Piano Concerto may reference a lost love, while the soaring Second Symphony of Jean Sibelius captures a sense of national pride that made him a Finnish cultural hero.

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.