Venue Details

482 Star Starred
Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-6000
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Get off at civic center bart
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Eat at Arlequin...good food and reasonable
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inspiredbycat
If you wear color, you'll stand out, because majority is wearing black.
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inspiredbycat
Eat before you go if you don't want your stomach to growl...it's so quiet, people will hear you.
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inspiredbycat
Eat before you go if you don't want your stomach to growl...it's so quiet, people will hear you
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inspiredbycat
Parking is difficult. May take 15-20 min to find a space.
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.5 average rating
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72 events
6 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 16 2011

Kyrie and Gloria were muddy and not loud enough to be heard over orchestra. A symphony hall squawk box message errantly boomed between movements until cut off. After... continued

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6 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 18 2011

Excellent choral work and beautiful orchestral performance. Bach got his due! Ellen S.

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10 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 18 2011

The concert was emotionally moving and beautifully performed.

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More Information

Website

http://www.sfsymphony.org/season/Event.aspx?eventid=42874

Quotes & Highlights

Inside Music, an informative talk with Susan Key, begins one hour prior to concerts.
“And if there was a star of Friday’s show, it was the Chorus itself. Nothing was oversung or underdone; the group’s singing was … lit up from the inside." —San Jose Mercury News

Description

Ragnar Bohlin, conductor

Abigail Nims, soprano

Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano

Nicholas Phan, tenor

Shenyang, bass-baritone

San Francisco Symphony and Chorus

Program:

Bach: Mass in B minor

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B minor occupies an elite stratum alongside Western civilization’s most outstanding artistic accomplishments. A masterpiece of the finest order, the Mass epitomizes the composer’s supreme artistry.

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.