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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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Corridor at 100 Van Ness, casual and fast with great food and service
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James Conlon and Jean-Yves Thibaudet
13 ratings
4.3 average rating
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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 13 2009

The SF Symphony's "Friday 6.5" concert on 3/13 was thoroughly enjoyable. The format of this series is audience-friendly; the conductor gives an introduction to each piece from the podium. I normally find conductors to be awkward public speakers...continued

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14 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 13 2009

A thoroughly enjoyable performance complete with a pre-performance 'primer' to provide the audience with a context with which to enjoy the Shostakovitch piece. For example he was about 27 when he composed the Lady Macbeth Opera, and although...continued

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10 reviews
12 stars
attended Mar 13 2009

great performance! enjoyed it much with my family.

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Franz Liszt, superstar pianist, meets a modern counterpart in Thibaudet. James Conlon, LA Opera’s music director, has conducted in the world’s greatest opera houses. He brings us music from the opera that sparked Stalin’s campaign against Shostakovich.


Berlioz, Le Corsaire Overture

Liszt, Piano Concerto No. 2

Shostakovich (arr. Conlon), Suite from Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District

This Friday 6.5 Series concert also features James Conlon’s remarks before the complete works are performed.