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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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Found parking in a garage a few blocks away for $8 all day Sunday rate. Arrive in the city 45 minutes early so as not to have to stress over finding parking. Limited on street parking. Spring for a parking lot.
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3 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 05 2011

Spectacular performance from both SFSO and von Otter however the seats assigned were the worst I have ever sat in at Davies; way off to the side of the 1st tier where the orchestra was completely off balance with the strings obliterated by the...continued

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3 stars
attended Mar 06 2011

Her singing of Grieg's love songs literally brought tears to my eyes!

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3 stars
attended Mar 04 2011

Hindemith was the star of the evening. His "Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass" was vibrant and multi-hued. Miss von Otter phoned in her performance.

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Website

http://www.sfsymphony.org/season/Event.aspx?eventid=42838

Quotes & Highlights

Inside Music, an informative talk with Peter Grunberg, begins one hour prior to concerts.
“[von Otter is] a model of vocal grace and subtlety, essentially challenging the audience to lean in and listen.” —The New York Times
“[von Otter] possesses one of the most flexible and natural vocal instruments of any living artist.” —Opera Now

Description

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano

San Francisco Symphony

Program:

Hindemith: Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass

Selected songs by Grieg, Nielsen, Stenhammar, and Sibelius

Brahms: Serenade No. 1

This program traverses a vast musical landscape, from Paul Hindemith’s propulsive Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass to Brahms’s idyllic Serenade No. 1, the German Romantic’s first completed orchestral work. The illustrious Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter offers a selection of Scandinavian songs, including works by Grieg and Sibelius.

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.