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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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The weather was a perfect no coat evening in SF.. I wore slacks & a button up shirt..
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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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Reviews & Ratings

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4.3 average rating
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37 events
17 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 08 2010

The music is great but this conductor, full of energy and enthusiasm, needs to sometimes tamp down the volume. When almost all movements are done at high volume, there is a lack of variation and the shadings and nuances in the music are missed....continued

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8 reviews
34 stars
attended Jul 08 2010

Going to the SF Symphony is always a pleasure. Our seats were in the last row of the Orchestra section (main floor). Decent seats, worth the price. Enjoyed the musical selections - American composers - but hints of international flare/influence! ...continued

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5 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 08 2010

A delightful evening which ended perfectly when the singers' voices were properly amplified.

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Website

http://www.sfsymphony.org/season/Event.aspx?eventid=41940

Quotes & Highlights

Come an hour prior to concert for lobby entertainment including the Martini Brothers, plus desserts and specialty drinks.

Description

Kick off the summer series with this program of popular classics and unexpected gems by two quintessential American voices. Aaron Copland defined the sound of Americana with his 1942 ballet Rodeo, while his Danzón Cubano and George Gershwin’s exuberant Cuban Overture look to the vibrant folk music of Latin America. The evening also features two rising stars of the opera world, Alyson Cambridge and Gordon Hawkins, in music from the groundbreaking jazz opera Porgy and Bess, including “Summertime” and other signature Gershwin tunes.

Artists

Donato Cabrera conductor

Alyson Cambridge soprano

Gordon Hawkins bass-baritone

Program

Copland _ Danzón Cubano _

Copland Four Dance Episodes from _Rodeo _

Gershwin Cuban Overture

Gershwin Music from Porgy and Bess Suite

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.