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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 7 members
Review from advisor
35 events 11 reviews

My husband and I attended the concert with the goal of hearing the organ in this hall for the first time. We enjoyed it very much. The mini organ recital after the Poulenc was wonderful. I don't know what the piece was-Messiaen?
The Lark...continued

reviewed Apr 22 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Stefanie S.
22 events 11 reviews

A wonderful, beefy program! The best part wasn't even on the announced program. The organ player really took the chains off and did a solo organ piece I *think* was a Messiaen organ concerto. Whatever it was was KILLER! If you've never heard a...continued

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Review from Robert C. Lang
23 events 11 reviews

Poulenc Organ Concerto, Vaughan Williams, Bizet, Concert in San Francisco.

First, off the top I have to say that the marquee Poulenc Organ Concerto, while good was not as grand as I had hoped. BUT the other compositions came off the bench to...continued

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Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor

Paul Jacobs, organ

Nadya Tichman, violin

SFS favorite Tortelier conducts a great 20th-century symphony, supercharged music that grabs listeners, leads them through an inferno, and releases them to catch their breath. In his concerto, Poulenc redefines organ music.  

Free Inside Music talk by Michael Steinberg one hour prior to each concert.  

*Program: *

Bizet, Selections from L’Arlésienne

Poulenc, Organ Concerto in G minor

Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending

Vaughan Williams, Symphony No. 4

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