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5564 Star Starred
Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-6000
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 26 members
Review from Goldstar Member
11 events 3 reviews

One of the best concerts we have attended all year. Gabriel Montero is a gifted pianist and she engaged the audience in a special way. The audience didn't want her to go. We loved the evening.

reviewed Jul 02 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Ingenue
Red Velvet 173 events 65 reviews

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!

reviewed Jul 02 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Charles M. Horowitz
48 events 26 reviews

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

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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 

<em>Eclipsed</em> <em>Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin</em> Yoshi's Oakland Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Betroffenheit</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em>