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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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Kurt Masur Conducts Mendelssohn and the San Francisco Symphony
12 ratings
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2 stars
attended Mar 12 2011

The performances were First Class. The seats were at the edge, but could see most of the stage.

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attended Mar 12 2011

A wonderful evening of great music played beautifully. Maestro Masur is quite understated in his delivery, but the result is beautifully musical. I had difficulty hearing the dialog, it went by a little too quickly for me.

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 10 2011

Awesome music. One of the best symphonies I've been to (and I am a frequent symphony patron). Beautiful music.

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Website

http://www.sfsymphony.org/season/Event.aspx?eve...

Quotes & Highlights

Inside Music, an informative talk with James Keller, begins one hour prior to concerts.

Description

The San Francisco Symphony performs an all-Mendelssohn program led by Kurt Masur, one of history’s foremost Mendelssohn interpreters. The program pairs the picturesque Italian Symphony with Mendelssohn’s puckish incidental music to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a hallmark of both the composer’s oeuvre and the Romantic period.

Artists:

Kurt Masur, conductor

Susannah Biller, soprano

Maya Lahyani, mezzo-soprano

Itay Tiran, narrator

San Francisco Girls Chorus, Susan McMane, director

San Francisco Symphony

Program:

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, _Italian _

Mendelssohn: _ A Midsummer Night’s Dream_ (complete, sung in English)

About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas present more than 220 concerts each year from September through July in a variety of genres, with SFS musicians performing classical concerts, holiday favorites, summer pops events, free outdoor concerts, special series for families and children, plus presentations of visiting guest artists and orchestras from around the globe. The San Francisco Symphony also takes its unique style to audiences world-wide, touring nationally and internationally every year. The SFS is currently recording all the Mahler symphonies on its own media label and has recently launched Keeping Score, a national, multi-year, multi-media project bringing classical music to millions of Americans via TV, radio, the Internet and more.