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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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29 reviews
48 stars
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4.7 average rating
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39 events
2 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 22 2010

The tenor was a distraction.

The second half was too long.

The pianist was awesome.

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7 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 22 2010

Excellent choice of "New World" (that is, American) music. The guest conductor Alondra de la Perra was very good, and the the pianist, young Charlie Albright was fantastic not only with the wonderful Duke Ellington piece, but also with his...continued

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4 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 22 2010

This excellent symphony concert had it all: vibrant young conductor, great guest artists, and wonderful music, all focused on America. Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland, and Dvojak's New World Symphony, using American folk music themes. Our seats in...

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_"Mi Alma Mexicana _abounds in revelations. That its all-Mexican classic repertoire, which ranges from sedate, 120-year-old, European-influenced salon music to uncommonly savage modern fare, arrives with such wide-eyed freshness and power owes as much to the abundant gifts of 29-year-old conductor Alondra de la Parra as to the artistry of the young members of her 6-year-old Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (POA)." —San Francisco Classical Voice



Alondra de la Parra, conductor

Lucas Meachem, baritone

Charlie Albright, piano



Ellington (arr. Maurice Peress) — New World A-Comin’

Copland — Selections from Old American Songs

Grofé — Selections from Grand Canyon Suite

Dvořák — Symphony No. 9, New World

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.