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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 Jul 07 2011

Loved the All-Gershwin All the time concept. Such a great sound he had. It's always fun to actually WATCH that kind of music being made...violins being hoisted into position all at once etc. And the young conducter was enjoyable to watch also....continued

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attended Jul 07 2011

Outstanding concert. Wonderful music and soloist. I highly recommend this series of concerts.

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attended Jul 07 2011

SF Symphony sounded wonderful, although the orchestra was too loud for the singer, Laura Benenti. They needed to tone down the orchestra when she sang. She had to compete with a full symphony orchestra and although having a marvelous voice, she...continued

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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.


Michael Francis, conductor

Laura Benanti, vocalist

Ian Parker, piano

San Francisco Symphony

Gershwin: _ Overture to Girl Crazy _

Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F

Gershwin: Selected Songs

Gershwin: _ An American in Paris _

The first notes of the first concert of Summer and the Symphony July events augur the delights to come all month long! George Gershwin’s smash musical Girl Crazy yielded such tunes as “Embraceable You,” “I Got Rhythm,” and more treasures of American musical theater. Where Girl Crazy is all froth and fun,_ An American in Paris_ is serious exuberance. Written to evoke the sights and sounds of 1920s Paris, it is Gershwin’s best known – and best loved – concert work.

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.