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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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Many dining venues on Van Ness, such as 30 0 or Max's or Hayes Valley
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#47 & 49 stop in front of the venue.
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Quotes & Highlights

Inside Music, an informative talk with Susan Key, begins one hour prior to concerts.


Osmo Vänskä conductor

Alexander Barantschik violin

San Francisco Symphony


Thomas Larcher: Red and Green (San Francisco Symphony Commission-World Premiere)

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2,_ A London Symphony _

The celebrated 1742 Guarnerius del Gesu violin played by San Francisco Symphony concertmaster Alexander Barantschik is presumed to be the very instrument on which the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto was premiered in 1845. Don’t miss a genuinely unique opportunity to hear this most beloved of concertos performed on the instrument which likely introduced it to the world! The violin is generously on loan to the SFS from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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.