Venue Details

Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
Website Get directions
4.6 / 5 Rated by 114 members
Review from Goldstar Event-Goer
Red Velvet 120 events 76 reviews

The event was beautiful, although my companion and I did not personally like the voice quality of the second soprano. We found the first soprano to be sublime, however, and the baritone very pleasing. Overall, it was a memorable performance.

reviewed Dec 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from JUNE I
Red Velvet 76 events 50 reviews

San Francisco Symphony and Chorus put on a wonderful production of Handel's Messiah. The soprano, Mezzo-soprano, tenor and bass all sang wonderfully. The was especially good.
The sing along portion was short but sweet. The conductor maintained...continued

reviewed Dec 14 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from John
Red Velvet 28 events 14 reviews

Great performance. Attendingg a Messiah performance kicks off the holiday season for me. This was a great way to do that. The performance, the venue, the atmosphere -- all were great.

reviewed Dec 18 2011 report as inappropriate
View All 71 Reviews
More Information

San Francisco Symphony

View upcoming dates and read more about San Francisco Symphony

Quotes & Highlights

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’s 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.

More to Explore

<em>The Encounter</em> Yoshi's Oakland Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile <em>Altar Boyz</em> <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em> <em>Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin</em>