Venue Details

487 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

Goldstar Member
BART is great.
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Goldstar Member
This venue is within many fine dining places.
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Linda Mowen
There's no charge for parking on the street in the evening.
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Linda Mowen
We were able to have a light dinner within a block or two from the symphony hall.
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Linda Mowen
We arrived 45 minutes early and we able to find parking on the street a block and a half away.
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Linda Mowen
You could take mini binoculars to get close up views.
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178 events
164 reviews
167 stars
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... continued

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25 reviews
20 stars
attended Jul 07 2011

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

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16 reviews
2 stars
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... continued

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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.

Description

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.