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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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11 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 06 2009

For sure I enjoyed the concert. I am glad like heck that I attended the pre concert lecture, especially for the listening tips on “The Bells”. I had never heard it before... continued

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4 stars
attended Nov 08 2009

This was excellent. Carey Bell's clarinet solo was worth twice the price of admission.

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Description

Rachmaninoff: The Bells

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No 2

A Russian translation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Bells was the inspiration for Sergei Rachmaninoff’s choral monument of the same name. This haunting work’s mystery lies in its use of an ancient chant sung at funerals. The Second Symphony is a multi-colored tapestry of melody.

Semyon Bychkov, conductor

Nuccia Focile, soprano

Frank Lopardo, tenor

Mikhail Petrenko, baritone

San Francisco Symphony Chorus 

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.