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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Member Tips

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Dress up a bit. It contributes to the "special" evening
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Come a little early and look for street parking, otherwise, use the Performing Arts Garage nearby.
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Sandwiches and salads are available at Davies, along with lots of beverage choices.
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Check out the CD choices in the Symphony Store.
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Linda
Yes, it was good to see folks dressed up, kids too!
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Linda
We were expecting more items for sale. But food was very tasty.
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Reviews & Ratings

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25 reviews
87 stars
attended Jul 09 2011

Sara Davis, the soloist on Beethoven's Piano Concerto 5- Emperor was amazing and got a standing O. She'll be playing the piece on SF Symphony day at Stern Grove, July... continued

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3 stars
attended Jul 09 2011

It was a beautiful performance by the SF Symphony. I love attending performances at Davies Hall. It is beautiful, comfortable and of course has outstanding acoustics. ... continued

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18 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 09 2011

Wonderful, Beethoven's greatest hits. And we had great seats.

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Quotes & Highlights

A pre-concert reception features live music by the Martini Brothers, plus food and drinks for sale. Reception begins an hour before the concert, and continues during intermission.
Meet pianist Sara Davis Buechner at a post-concert CD signing in the Symphony Store.

Description

Michael Francis, conductor

Sara Davis Buechner, piano

San Francisco Symphony

Beethoven: Overture to_ The Creatures of Prometheus _

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Does any composer say “classic” more than Beethoven, or any piece more so than his mighty Fifth Symphony? This program of definitive Beethoven is anchored by the symphony whose opening phrases are among the most recognizable in the entire musical universe. Sara Davis Buechner, who made an electric appearance last summer, returns to perform the magnificent Emperor Concerto, given its sobriquet for its aural majesty.

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.