Venue Details

478 Star Starred
Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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Business casual, but there is no dress code.
info • Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
Public transportation is the best bet
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Fang Zhang
Opera dress
info Mar 16 2009 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Citizen Cake just up from Davies was great and handled an early pre concert dinner just fine.
info Mar 16 2009 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

13 ratings
4.3 average rating
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13 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 13 2009

A thoroughly enjoyable performance complete with a pre-performance 'primer' to provide the audience with a context with which to enjoy the Shostakovitch piece. For... continued

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13 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 13 2009

Thibaudet was great, and the Liszt piece was very nice. The Shostakovich music was not as melodic.

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10 reviews
12 stars
attended Mar 13 2009

great performance! enjoyed it much with my family.

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Franz Liszt, superstar pianist, meets a modern counterpart in Thibaudet. James Conlon, LA Opera’s music director, has conducted in the world’s greatest opera houses. He brings us music from the opera that sparked Stalin’s campaign against Shostakovich.


Berlioz, Le Corsaire Overture

Liszt, Piano Concerto No. 2

Shostakovich (arr. Conlon), Suite from Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District

This Friday 6.5 Series concert also features James Conlon’s remarks before the complete works are performed.

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.