Venue Details

4941 Star Starred
Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
Venue website Get directions
98 events
40 reviews
10 stars
18 events
10 reviews
9 stars
BART is great but walking past the homeless was not.
star this tip starred
View all 1063 tips

Reviews & Ratings

"my classic American Composers"
26 ratings
4.7 average rating
  • 20
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
164 events
65 reviews
17 stars
attended Jul 02 2009

It was a wonderful experience, being my first time at the symphony. I loved all the show tunes, particularly Rhapsody in Blue. I would go again...thanks to Goldstar!

star this review starred report as inappropriate
80 events
8 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 02 2009

100% Fabulous! Gaffigan has tremendous control of the orchestra, yet enjoys every minute of his work -- most of which is almost dancing to the music he's conducting. Montero was amazing on the piano -- we sat right under the roof and still heard...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
48 events
26 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 02 2009

It was excellent with a capital "E', and Goldstar allows you to enjoy it at an advantages price, which contributes to the "E".

star this review starred report as inappropriate
View All 17 Reviews
More Information



James Gaffigan, conductor

Gabriela Montero, piano  

Celebrate Independence Day with iconic American masterpieces, from West Side Story to An American in Paris. Gabriela Montero — featured at President Obama’s inauguration —lights up the stage with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, the work that united classical with jazz and raised the profile of American concert music. James Gaffigan, one of the country’s most exciting young maestros, leads the San Francisco Symphony in this rich tapestry of musical styles.

Meet Gabriela Montero for an exclusive CD signing immediately following the concert at the Symphony Store in the lobby.

*Program: *

Bernstein – Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue

Montero – Improvisations on themes suggested by the audience

Gershwin – An American in Paris

Bernstein – Music from the film On the Waterfront 

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.