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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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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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Handel's "Messiah"
114 ratings
4.6 average rating
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40 events
11 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 16 2010

Very well performed - love the venue - seats were great - five stars!

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attended Dec 16 2010

The soloists were wonderful.

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8 stars
attended Dec 16 2010

The seats were excellent, musicians and chorus top notch!
My first time at this venue and it is amazing!

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Quotes & Highlights

Listen to an audio sample of Messiah.
Inside Music, an informative talk with Alexandra Amati-Camperi, begins one hour prior to the concert.


Few pieces can deliver a fresh perspective each time they are heard. Handel’s Messiah is one of those works that yields a new secret on every hearing. Composed in 1741, it reportedly was a favorite work of Beethoven for its “sublimity of language.” For modern listeners, it holds a place of reverence in the canon for its universal appeal and moments of timeless expression.


  • Handel  *Messiah    **

Artists: ** Ragnar Bohlin  conductor

Joélle Harvey  soprano

Jennifer Johnson-Cano  mezzo-soprano

Andrew Stenson  tenor

Michael Sumuel  baritone

San Francisco Symphony and Chorus

The concert runs approximately 90 minutes. There is no intermission.