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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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Corridor at 100 Van Ness, casual and fast with great food and service
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Bychkov Conducts Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony
31 ratings
4.7 average rating
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16 events
7 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 08 2012

Terrific selections, soloists. Wonderful program!

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237 reviews
158 stars
attended Sep 05 2012

It was a delite to come to the first concert of the SFS! Thank you so much, and what a concert it was! From the talk telling us to watch the talk betw the winds and horns and violins in Tchai, to the great Bruch and 5th Tchai, Wagner, altogether a...continued

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11 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 08 2012

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

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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.