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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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51 events
28 reviews
5 stars
depending on events around civic center, traffic and parking can be really difficult, so give yourself plenty of time to find parking and bring some cash, because if there is only limited parking all garages will accept cash only!
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Corridor at 100 Van Ness, casual and fast with great food and service
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Reviews & Ratings

"A P.D.Q. Bach Christmas"
11 ratings
4.3 average rating
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9 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 20 2008

The SF Symphony did a great job in this performance. I had no idea what to expect, and for everyone looking to go it's part stand-up comedy, and part musical comedy. We were in the second tier and had a great view, but at one point we could not...continued

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91 events
34 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 20 2008

Very funny and fun time for all families. Did not like the woman with her perfume next to me. They need to bed all fragrances.

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14 events
9 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 20 2008

This was a fine event. The seats were very good and we enjoyed the performance. We have seen PDQ Bach several times and always find his programs innovative and just plain fun.

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Quotes & Highlights

“A very, very funny show, even for people who like music but don’t know why.” —New York Times


p. Benjamin Shwartz


Professor Peter Schickele

jolly host and basso blotto

Michèle Eaton

off-coloratura soprano

David Düsing

tenor profundo

William Walters

manager of the stage

San Francisco Symphony Brass


Arr. Peter Schickele Joy to the World, Especially Out-of-Work Musicians

P.D.Q. Bach Suite from “The Civilian Barber”

P.D.Q. Bach Perückenstück (Hairpiece) from “The Civilian Barber”

P.D.Q. Bach Eine Kleine Kiddiemusik (“Santa’s Got a Brand-New Bag”)

P.D.Q. Bach A Consort of Choral Christmas Carols

P.D.Q. Bach Variations on an Unusually Simple-Minded Theme