Venue Details

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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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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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12 ratings
4.3 average rating
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72 events
12 reviews
8 stars
attended May 24 2012

When I came home a beautiful violin concerto was playing on the radio. I would have been happy just staying at home and hearing more. NOTHING Special for me.She was wearing a nice skirt.

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10 reviews
1 stars
attended May 25 2012

Hilary Hahn played splendidly but the Prokofiev concerto is a little insubstantial. I found the encores she did more exciting than the concerto itself.

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8 reviews
10 stars
attended May 27 2012

The orchestra was in excellent form particularly on the opening piece, Minea by Kalevi Aho. This very modern work (2008) showed new capabilies from different sections of the group by giving justice to each.
Hilary Hahn was breathtaking...continued

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Website

http://www.sfsymphony.org/season/Event.aspx?eventid=50238

Quotes & Highlights

“Hahn…can dazzle you with the warmth of her personality and knock you dead with the dexterity of her technique.” —Los Angeles Times

Description

Program:

Kalevi Aho: Minea

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6

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.