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5542 Star Starred
Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-6000
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 18 members
Review from Bob S.

Loved the All-Gershwin All the time concept. Such a great sound he had. It's always fun to actually WATCH that kind of music being made...violins being hoisted into position all at once etc. And the young conducter was enjoyable to watch also....continued

reviewed Jul 07 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Deidre Green

An outstanding performance by all concerned....plus excellent seats via GoldStar Events. All in all a wonderful evening. Thank you.

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Review from Alan Garelick

SF Symphony sounded wonderful, although the orchestra was too loud for the singer, Laura Benenti. They needed to tone down the orchestra when she sang. She had to compete with a full symphony orchestra and although having a marvelous voice, she...continued

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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.

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Michael Francis, conductor

Laura Benanti, vocalist

Ian Parker, piano

San Francisco Symphony

Gershwin: _ Overture to Girl Crazy _

Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F

Gershwin: Selected Songs

Gershwin: _ An American in Paris _

The first notes of the first concert of Summer and the Symphony July events augur the delights to come all month long! George Gershwin’s smash musical Girl Crazy yielded such tunes as “Embraceable You,” “I Got Rhythm,” and more treasures of American musical theater. Where Girl Crazy is all froth and fun,_ An American in Paris_ is serious exuberance. Written to evoke the sights and sounds of 1920s Paris, it is Gershwin’s best known – and best loved – concert work.

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