Venue Details

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

SF Casual, night-out attire
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BART it. It's so convenient hu
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BART IT. It's about a 15 - 20 min stroll to Davies
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It is the symphony, so dress appropriately.
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MUNI to Van Ness is the closest.
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Reviews & Ratings

12 ratings
4.3 average rating
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25 events
11 reviews
57 stars
attended Jun 25 2011

I always love the great sacred choral works, and when Tilson-Thomas and the SF Chorus get together, it is really glad I went!

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6 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 26 2011

The performance was wonderful, but our seats were awful, so that we did not get the full benefit of the sound.More below

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14 events
4 reviews
11 stars
attended Jun 26 2011

Beethoven's greatest masterpiece. The chorus was astounding. Thrilling, rousing. MTT and the SF Symphony at their finest.

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Quotes & Highlights

Inside Music, an informative talk with Alexandra Amati-Camperi, begins one hour prior to the concert
Check out Michael Tilson Thomas’ official website.


The Missa solemnis stands among Beethoven’s superlative achievements, at once one of his most magnificent and most deeply personal creations. Composed in Beethoven’s final years, the Missa reflects the composer’s deep and complex spirituality at the end of his remarkable artistic journey. The nonpareil quartet of soloists includes Christine Brewer, recently named one of the 20 Greatest Sopranos of All Time by BBC Music Magazine.


Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Christine Brewer, soprano

Katarina Karnéus, mezzo-soprano

Gregory Kunde, tenor

Ain Anger, bass

San Francisco Symphony and Chorus


Beethoven _— Missa solemnis _

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.