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5563 Star Starred
Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-6000
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5.0 / 5 Rated by 8 members
Review from LEF
23 events 18 reviews

As new residents in San Francisco, this was our first time in Davies Symphony Hall. We were extremely pleased with the quality of the performance and the ambience of the theater. Especially we were happy that the seat rows were arranged at a much...continued

reviewed Nov 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
16 events 4 reviews

one of the best performances ever.

reviewed Nov 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Barbara Sargent
6 events 3 reviews

A superb performance of a gorgeous piece.

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“If Verdi’s Requiem is a chilling cry from the gut and Fauré‘s is a tender prayer of remembrance, Brahms’ is an intimate expression of comfort.” —_The New York Times _

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Like a great meal, the best concerts are steeped in contrasting colors and flavors. Here, the motet of 17th-century German composer Heinrich Schütz, an innovator in his time, is deliciously distinct from the aural experience afforded by Schoenberg’s vibrant and multihued Five Pieces for Orchestra.  Served as the main course is the master Brahms, who made use of German translations of biblical texts as well as poetry to create his seven-movement Requiem that enjoys continued enormous popularity today.

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