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5569 Star Starred
Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 31 members
Review from Didi SF
28 events 11 reviews

Although I sat in the very last row at the top back, the sound quality was superb and I enjoyed the concert immensely.
Unfortunately some of the patrons around me behaved as if they were at the ball park (talking and taking photos), especially...continued

reviewed Sep 08 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Robert C. Lang
23 events 11 reviews

Last evening I attended the San Francisco Symphony for performances of the Tchaikovsky 5th Symphony and the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, Semyon Bychkov conducting. Without a doubt I now have a new found appreciation for the Tchaikovsky 5th which...continued

reviewed Sep 05 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from jimb
11 events 10 reviews

Great Concert!

reviewed Sep 05 2012 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Zukerman again seemed the forever-young virtuoso: expressively resourceful, infectiously musical, technically impeccable, effortless. As usual, it was a joy to be in his musical company.” —Los Angeles Times
Inside Music, an informative talk free to ticketholders, begins one hour prior to the concert.
Meet Pinchas Zukerman for a CD signing in the Symphony Store following the September 6 and 8 concerts.


Semyon Bychkov conductor

Pinchas Zukerman violin

San Francisco Symphony


Wagner – Overture to Tannhäuser

Bruch – Violin Concerto No. 1

Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5

Two close friends of the SFS, Semyon Bychkov and Pinchas Zukerman, join the Orchestra in opening the season. The gorgeous melodies of Bruch’s concerto glow in the hands of the gifted Zukerman. If Tchaikovsky didn’t invent Russian Romanticism, he surely perfected it. Afraid that he might be “played out” at 48, he soon completed his awesome Fifth Symphony, a work unmatched in charting the journey from the melancholy of desperate longing to the triumph of the spirit.

<em>Eclipsed</em> <em>Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin</em> Yoshi's Oakland Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Betroffenheit</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em>