Venue Details

499 Star Starred
Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-6000
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Member Tips

Alison R.
Wear what's comfortable especially in the 2nd tier
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Goldstar Member
Dress code was not enforced, people wore appropriate cclothing anyway.
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Antonia H Goerss
Dress up; it's really fun!
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Antonia H Goerss
Love the opportunity for discounted tickets; otherwise would not have gone
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Betty Deutschlander Noto
The evening began well when we found free street parking!
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Goldstar Member
Dinner at Bar Jules on Hayes
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.7 average rating
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35 events
25 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 28 2011

This was an absolutely wonderful evening from beginning to end. The tango orchestra in the lobby was excellent and many couples danced with great style and pleasure. The... continued

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12 reviews
19 stars
attended Jul 28 2011

Performance was outstanding.

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17 reviews
10 stars
attended Jul 28 2011

fabulous-standing ovation and encore, beautiful violin and cello particularly.

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Website

http://www.sfsymphony.org

Quotes & Highlights

A pre-concert reception features a special tango demonstration and dancing, plus food and drinks for sale. Reception begins an hour before the concert, and continues during intermission.

Description

Michael Francis, conductor

Lara St. John, violin

San Francisco Symphony

Handel: _Music for the Royal Fireworks _

Vivaldi: _The Four Seasons _

Piazzolla: _The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires _

If Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is crystalline grace and sparkling sophistication, Piazzolla’s version is streetwise verve and tangy in color. Each of Vivaldi’s four concertos for violin and chamber orchestra — performed here by the dynamic Lara St. John — recalls the character of its appointed season through evocative composition, and is one of the best loved of all Baroque works. In contrast, Tango master Astor Piazzolla’s pieces were never meant to be performed together. Yet as a group, and performed interleaved with Vivaldi’s four movements, listeners are treated to a captivating expression of the cycles of life.

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.