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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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40 reviews
10 stars
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10 reviews
9 stars
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Poulenc's Organ Concerto
7 ratings
4.4 average rating
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35 events
11 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 22 2009

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

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22 events
11 reviews
18 stars
attended Apr 22 2009

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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11 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 22 2009

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

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.