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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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San Francisco Symphony and Chorus: Ragnar Bohlin Conducts Bach's B Minor Mass
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4.5 average rating
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76 events
6 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 16 2011

Kyrie and Gloria were muddy and not loud enough to be heard over orchestra. A symphony hall squawk box message errantly boomed between movements until cut off. After intermission, Credo was a bit louder and finally balanced with orchestra and...continued

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Karen Willcox
39 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 19 2011

A beautifully sung baroque concert. Very moving.

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 18 2011

Excellent choral work and beautiful orchestral performance. Bach got his due! Ellen S.

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Quotes & Highlights

Inside Music, an informative talk with Susan Key, begins one hour prior to concerts.
“And if there was a star of Friday’s show, it was the Chorus itself. Nothing was oversung or underdone; the group’s singing was … lit up from the inside." —San Jose Mercury News


Ragnar Bohlin, conductor

Abigail Nims, soprano

Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano

Nicholas Phan, tenor

Shenyang, bass-baritone

San Francisco Symphony and Chorus


Bach: Mass in B minor

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B minor occupies an elite stratum alongside Western civilization’s most outstanding artistic accomplishments. A masterpiece of the finest order, the Mass epitomizes the composer’s supreme artistry.

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.