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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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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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attended Mar 25 2009

Superb program. Beautiful, lyric, and bold performances by orchestra, soloists and chorale. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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attended Mar 25 2009

It was an interesting evening. The first contemporary piece in the concert didn't appeal to me too much. Maybe that's why I've forgotten the composer's name. It might help to hear it again, but it just didn't touch or move me...continued

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attended Mar 25 2009

I am by no means a classical music scholar -- but I am an enthusiast. And whereas the last concert I went to, with Argerich playing Ravel and MTT conducting, was an out-and-out revelation, allowing me to hear things I'd never heard in the Ravel...continued

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Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

Yevgeny Sudbin, piano

John Relyea, bass-baritone

San Francisco Symphony Chorus



Steven R. Gerber: Music in Dark Times

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 

Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast

Be the first to hear the world premiere of Gerber’s Music in Dark Times, an orchestral masterpiece dedicated to Vladimir Ashkenazy. Experience the emotion of Walton’s popular English oratorio, Belshazzar’s Feast. This dazzling work, featuring a large orchestra, eight-part choir, and soloist John Relyea, is a re-telling of the Israelites’ escape from exile in Babylon.

Free Inside Music talk by Alexandra Amati-Camperi one hour prior to the concert.

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.