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5563 Star Starred
Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 16 members
Review from Susanna McMahon
42 events 17 reviews

The music is great but this conductor, full of energy and enthusiasm, needs to sometimes tamp down the volume. When almost all movements are done at high volume, there is a lack of variation and the shadings and nuances in the music are missed....continued

reviewed Jul 08 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Dana
18 events 8 reviews

Going to the SF Symphony is always a pleasure. Our seats were in the last row of the Orchestra section (main floor). Decent seats, worth the price. Enjoyed the musical selections - American composers - but hints of international flare/influence! ...continued

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Review from T.S. Traveler
17 events 6 reviews

A delightful evening which ended perfectly when the singers' voices were properly amplified.

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Quotes & Highlights

Come an hour prior to concert for lobby entertainment including the Martini Brothers, plus desserts and specialty drinks.


Kick off the summer series with this program of popular classics and unexpected gems by two quintessential American voices. Aaron Copland defined the sound of Americana with his 1942 ballet Rodeo, while his Danzón Cubano and George Gershwin’s exuberant Cuban Overture look to the vibrant folk music of Latin America. The evening also features two rising stars of the opera world, Alyson Cambridge and Gordon Hawkins, in music from the groundbreaking jazz opera Porgy and Bess, including “Summertime” and other signature Gershwin tunes.


Donato Cabrera conductor

Alyson Cambridge soprano

Gordon Hawkins bass-baritone


Copland _ Danzón Cubano _

Copland Four Dance Episodes from _Rodeo _

Gershwin Cuban Overture

Gershwin Music from Porgy and Bess Suite

<em>Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin</em> Yoshi's Oakland Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> <em>Grease</em> Steve Martin and Martin Short