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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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Plan on parking blocks away from event. Bring sweater or jacket as the weather changes from one moment to the next.
Johnny Mathis With the San Francisco Symphony
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Took BART. Davies Hall not far. Although it was a cool evening, it seemed a little toasty in the concert hall. Plush velvet seats hold heat. Dress in layers.
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19 ratings
4.9 average rating
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24 events
6 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 09 2009

This event was a delight from start to finish! It was the first time we had the pleasure to see the young, highly spirited and very capable James Gaffigan conduct. Wow! is all I can say! We will look forward to his upcoming face on the world...continued

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59 events
45 reviews
8 stars
attended Jul 09 2009

Superb concert in SFS's Summer series; best of Beethoven's popular classics. Seats were pretty good, considering the price.

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37 events
17 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 09 2009

Beautiful, familiar music seen and heard at a good price. Wonderful.

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James Gaffigan, conductor

Jeremy Denk, piano

“Thus Fate knocks at the door!” That’s how Beethoven described the harrowing motif that launches his majestic Fifth Symphony. my classic Beethoven promises a riveting musical experience: the gripping _Coriolan _Overture, the incisive musicality of pianist Jeremy Denk in the _Emperor _Concerto—a signature work of Beethoven’s “heroic” style—and the symphony that changed the landscape of Western music: Beethoven’s Fifth.

*Program: *

Beethoven – _Coriolan _Overture

Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5, _Emperor _

Beethoven – Symphony No. 5

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.