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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: "my classic Beethoven"
13 ratings
4.7 average rating
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NobhillTreehouseSF Red Velvet
90 events
25 reviews
85 stars
attended Jul 09 2011

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...

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Marlene Kawahata
36 events
19 reviews
10 stars
attended Jul 09 2011

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

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16 events
7 reviews
8 stars
attended Jul 09 2011

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.

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.