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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-6000
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Handel's "Messiah"
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4.6 average rating
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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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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.

Description

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.

**Program:

  • 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.