Venue Details

485 Star Starred
Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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Member Tips

Peter Herb
The SF Symphony is not a formal affair. I wore a turtleneck and blazer and was overdressed.
info Nov 18 2010 star this tip starred
Peter Herb
BART is only 3 blocks away; however, it's homeless territory.
info Nov 18 2010 star this tip starred
Overdressed is better than not. It is a formal affair.
info Nov 22 2010 star this tip starred
Lots of good places near by to eat well.
info Nov 22 2010 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
MUNI on Van Ness is closer and let's face it, the unfortunate homeless are part of city life.
info Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
Wear what you want! We were overdressed but who cares! Change the expectation by your own choices.
info Nov 22 2010 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.7 average rating
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1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 17 2010

The 50-minute performance of Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben ranged from the glorious violin solo of Alexander Barantschik to the 19 horns of the expanded orchestra. ... continued

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12 reviews
21 stars
attended Nov 19 2010

We were 1st row & enjoyed the show immensely! The talented orchestra were having so much fun playing the pieces, it was amazing to share in their art.

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5 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 19 2010

See my comments below. We loved the concert and appreciated being seated with our guests.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Whoever loves voices, will love Elza van den Heever.” —Frankfurter Rundschau (German daily newspaper)
See and hear Elza van den Heever on YouTube.


Acclaimed for her captivating performances filled with “technical assurance and emotional conviction,” South African soprano Elza van den Heever is fast becoming one of the most sought-after sopranos of her generation.



Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Elza van den Heever, soprano

San Francisco Symphony


Schubert, Music from Rosamunde

Strauss, Four Last Songs

Strauss, Ein Heldenleben

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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.