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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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Michael Tilson Thomas Conducts Strauss With the San Francisco Symphony
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4.7 average rating
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attended Nov 17 2010

The 50-minute performance of Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben ranged from the glorious violin solo of Alexander Barantschik to the 19 horns of the expanded orchestra. MTT is genius for paring this piece with Schubert's Incidental Music for...continued

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21 stars
attended Nov 19 2010

We were 1st row & enjoyed the show immensely! The talented orchestra were having so much fun playing the pieces, it was amazing to share in their art.

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9 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 19 2010

The Symphony & MTT are San Francisco treasures. This concert was wonderful, the seats were in the orchestra and excellent and the rain stopped long enough to get to and from my car.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Whoever loves voices, will love Elza van den Heever.” —Frankfurter Rundschau (German daily newspaper)
See and hear Elza van den Heever on YouTube.


Acclaimed for her captivating performances filled with “technical assurance and emotional conviction,” South African soprano Elza van den Heever is fast becoming one of the most sought-after sopranos of her generation.



Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Elza van den Heever, soprano

San Francisco Symphony


Schubert, Music from Rosamunde

Strauss, Four Last Songs

Strauss, Ein Heldenleben

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