Venue Details

500 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

Linda B.
Dressy casual to dressy
info May 25 2009 star this tip starred
Linda B.
There are many parking lots in the area but I found street parking.
info May 25 2009 star this tip starred
Linda B.
The Davies Symphony Hall offers snacks and drinks.
info May 25 2009 star this tip starred
Linda B.
Great acoustics.
info May 25 2009 star this tip starred
Richard
Better be in the will-call line at least an hour early or risk missing part of the show.
info May 26 2009 star this tip starred
kappy
Symphony Hall is so close to BART that I'd recommend doing that rather than fuss with parking
info May 26 2009 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.7 average rating
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Patricia Pitpitan
24 events
8 reviews
1 stars
attended May 24 2009

Wonderful music. The bands were amazing.

The seats we got were not together; one was in back of the other. I think that's odd. It also took us over a half-hour to... continued

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24 events
5 reviews
10 stars
attended May 24 2009

Tommy Dorsey Big Band and Glenn Miller Big Band continue today, lead by actual members from those Big Bands. They compete song after song on the same stage with guest... continued

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20 events
1 review
5 stars
attended May 24 2009

I loved it. The bands were great. The only letdown was the way they said there would be no encore.

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Description

A double-barreled blast from the past brings together two of the Swing Era’s most beloved orchestras in an affectionate—but fiercely contested—battle of the bands. Trombonist Glenn Miller led the most popular orchestra of World War II until his death in a plane crash in December 1944. The Miller family re-formed the band in 1956, and it’s been on the road ever since preserving the sweet swing sound exemplified by smash hits like “In The Mood,” “Moonlight Serenade” and “Tuxedo Junction.”

The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra has carried on the great legacy of the Sentimental Gentleman of Swing since the trombonist’s death in 1956, a legacy that includes launching the career of Frank Sinatra. The Dorsey and Miller orchestras first faced off at last year’s Montreal International Jazz Festival. For the highly anticipated rematch the two bands will share the stage, fighting it out for top honors with their enduring repertoires.

About the Ticket Supplier: SFJAZZ

SFJAZZ presents a wealth of year-round programs, including the internationally acclaimed San Francisco Jazz Festival, the SFJAZZ Spring Season and numerous community outreach and education programs.

Founded in 1983 under the name of Jazz in the City, the organization adopted its new identity as SFJAZZ in late 1999, in recognition of its expansion from seasonal music presenter to year-round arts institution.

All SFJAZZ programs reflect a spirit of artistic exploration, embracing the full breadth of jazz and its related musics; emphasize thematic programming, with tributes to jazz masters and celebrations of particular musical instruments, trends or styles; and strive to instill enthusiasm for jazz among wider audiences.