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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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Kurt Masur Conducts Mendelssohn and the San Francisco Symphony
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4.8 average rating
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8 reviews
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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Quotes & Highlights

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


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.


Kurt Masur, conductor

Susannah Biller, soprano

Maya Lahyani, mezzo-soprano

Itay Tiran, narrator

San Francisco Girls Chorus, Susan McMane, director

San Francisco Symphony


Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, _Italian _

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