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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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Lil
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7 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 17 2011

Very enjoyable, and good seats. Familiar Mozart pieces, but beautifully done. Pianist was VERY good, we had never heard of him before. Because of the continued applause after the Piano Concerto #20, he played an encore- a short but technically...continued

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attended Jul 17 2011

The symphony summer series is great. I took my father who needed handicapped seating. The people at Goldstar make arrangements and were very gracious. Davis Hall is very handicapped friendly. The Mozart pieces were great.

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attended Jul 17 2011

A wonderful afternoon...great music and a good crowd appreciating it. The pianist was outstanding. SF has a gem in its symphony orchestra. Also, the music at the pre-concert reception had us all swinging with a smile.

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Quotes & Highlights

Meet Gilles Vonsattel at a CD signing in the Symphony Store following the concert.
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

Gilles Vonsattel, piano

San Francisco Symphony

Mozart: Overture to _Don Giovanni _

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor

Mozart: Symphony No. 41, _Jupiter _

The music that streamed from Mozart’s mind is, in a single word, perfect. The overture from Don Giovanni encapsulates the masterful portrayal of mirth, melodrama, and the supernatural that is this operatic masterpiece. Elegant pianist Gilles Vonsattel makes his SFS debut in the Piano Concerto No. 20, with its moods both dark and happy. Finally, all the otherworldly ability that Mozart possessed was brought to bear in the Jupiter Symphony, the final symphony he produced.

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.