Venue Details

500 Star Starred
Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-6000
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Member Tips

Scott
Thought it would be formal, it's actually pretty casual.
info Mar 24 2009 star this tip starred
Scott
Take BART. The Symphony is only 4 blocks away and you don't have to deal with traffic.
info Mar 24 2009 star this tip starred

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creuset
35 events
20 reviews
19 stars
attended Mar 18 2009

good value for money. we paid premier seats, and the rows in front of us were open (not overly crowded due to program, non-famous soloist, and new conductor), so we were... continued

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32 events
11 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 18 2009

I found it very entertaining. The conductor brought out the best in the symphony.

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32 events
11 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 18 2009

We had a wonderful time. The acoustics in the hall were wonderful. The orchestra and conductor were terrific. Especially loved the Brahms symphony. From the second tier it is nice to have binoculars.

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Website

http://sfsymphony.org/season/Event.aspx?eventid=26946

Description

The San Francisco Opera’s future music director explores works with deep ethnic roots. He visits Kodály’s Hungary and joins Principal Cellist Grebanier in music of Old Testament grandeur.

Program:

Kodály, Dances from Galánta

Bloch, Schelomo

Brahms, Symphony No. 4

Free Inside Music talk by John Palmer one hour prior to each concert.

Off the Podium — Please stay for an informal Q&A session featuring Nicola Luisotti immediately following the performance on March 18.

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.