Venue Details

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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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If one goes few minutes before 6 pm, it is easy to find street parking.
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The best and most convenient place to eat before the concert is at Jardiniere. Also, you can stop for a drink afterwards.
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Reviews & Ratings

38 ratings
4.2 average rating
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B. Marie Red Velvet
44 events
3 reviews
39 stars
attended Jan 16 2014

SF Symphony, MTT and Beethoven--how can it be anything but terrific... Still the most amazing was Liquid composed by Mason Bates, performing the piece with the Symphony, playing his "instrument," with MTT conducting. Forget what you think you...continued

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Richard Hsu Red Velvet
5 events
2 reviews
14 stars
attended Sep 12 2014

The Venue was great as always. I would say that the piece by Bates was interesting, for the first 2 minutes, then got boring. I was expecting something with a bit more beat rather a symphony with a sound effect track added on top it. I guess it...continued

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8 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 16 2014

good symphony performance with beethoven and mason side by side. the contrast between the composers was great and should be done in sf with other forward-thinking bay area electronic composers as well

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Website

http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2014-2015/Beethoven-Bates-...

Quotes & Highlights

“This is new music as you always hoped it would be — exciting, beautiful, surprising and full of a vivid sense of discovery.” —San Francisco Chronicle

Description

Program (subject to change):
Rossini: Overture to La gazza ladra

Mason Bates: Alternative Energy

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1

Inside Music begins one hour prior to show time.

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.