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5544 Star Starred
Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 13 members
Review from NobhillTreehouseSF

Sara Davis, the soloist on Beethoven's Piano Concerto 5- Emperor was amazing and got a standing O. She'll be playing the piece on SF Symphony day at Stern Grove, July 24th @ 2PM. For those of you who don't know, all Stern Grove shows are free to...continued

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Review from Marlene Kawahata

Wonderful, Beethoven's greatest hits. And we had great seats.

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I was assigned a very good seat. The program was excellent and the pianist magnificent.

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Quotes & Highlights

A pre-concert reception features live music by the Martini Brothers, plus food and drinks for sale. Reception begins an hour before the concert, and continues during intermission.
Meet pianist Sara Davis Buechner at a post-concert CD signing in the Symphony Store.


Michael Francis, conductor

Sara Davis Buechner, piano

San Francisco Symphony

Beethoven: Overture to_ The Creatures of Prometheus _

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Does any composer say “classic” more than Beethoven, or any piece more so than his mighty Fifth Symphony? This program of definitive Beethoven is anchored by the symphony whose opening phrases are among the most recognizable in the entire musical universe. Sara Davis Buechner, who made an electric appearance last summer, returns to perform the magnificent Emperor Concerto, given its sobriquet for its aural majesty.

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