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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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51 events
28 reviews
5 stars
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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"My Classic New World"
6 ratings
4.7 average rating
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23 events
4 reviews
14 stars
attended Jul 22 2010

This excellent symphony concert had it all: vibrant young conductor, great guest artists, and wonderful music, all focused on America. Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland, and Dvojak's New World Symphony, using American folk music themes. Our seats in...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 22 2010

Fantastic performance!

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42 events
2 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 22 2010

The tenor was a distraction.

The second half was too long.

The pianist was awesome.

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_"Mi Alma Mexicana _abounds in revelations. That its all-Mexican classic repertoire, which ranges from sedate, 120-year-old, European-influenced salon music to uncommonly savage modern fare, arrives with such wide-eyed freshness and power owes as much to the abundant gifts of 29-year-old conductor Alondra de la Parra as to the artistry of the young members of her 6-year-old Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (POA)." —San Francisco Classical Voice



Alondra de la Parra, conductor

Lucas Meachem, baritone

Charlie Albright, piano



Ellington (arr. Maurice Peress) — New World A-Comin’

Copland — Selections from Old American Songs

Grofé — Selections from Grand Canyon Suite

Dvořák — Symphony No. 9, New World