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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: Beethoven's Violin Concerto
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4.7 average rating
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9 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 10 2010

Superb performance, with a helpful introduction to the Berg piece by Tilson-Thomas. Even though the Berg is difficult for most listeners, it was well conceived and delivered. The preceding Wagner overture was also quite good, with the horn section...continued

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41 stars
attended Jun 11 2010

fabulour evening, james ehnes was great.

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4 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 11 2010

The Beethoven was very good. I thought the soloist did a very good job. The Berg suite from Lulu was difficult, even with MTT's attempts at explanation.
Talk before was hard to hear-- speaker had an english accent. Performance afterward was...continued

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Michael Tilson Thomas conductor 

Erin Wall soprano 

James Ehnes violin 


Wagner: Overture to The Flying Dutchman 

Berg: Suite from Lulu 

Beethoven: Violin Concerto

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto proves there’s never too much of a good thing. Berg’s riveting suite from his unfinished opera_ Lulu_ will have you at the edge of your seat. 

Inside Music, an informative talk with Peter Grunberg and free to ticketholders, begins one hour prior to concerts.

Meet James Ehnes for an exclusive CD signing immediately following the concert at the Symphony Store in the lobby.  

On Friday, June 11, the concert will be followed by a performance by Amy X Neuburg and the Cello ChiXtet. Taking place in the 2nd Tier lobby, this performance is free to all ticketholders.

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.