Venue Details

5120 Star Starred
Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-6000
Venue website Get directions
9 events
6 reviews
0 stars
Corridor at 100 Van Ness, casual and fast with great food and service
star this tip starred
107 events
41 reviews
10 stars
View all 1064 tips

Reviews & Ratings

San Francisco Symphony: "my classic Gershwin"
18 ratings
4.8 average rating
  • 14
    5
  • 4
    4
  • 0
    3
  • 0
    2
  • 0
    1
255 events
239 reviews
331 stars
attended Jul 07 2011

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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
89 events
27 reviews
22 stars
attended Jul 07 2011

Outstanding concert. Wonderful music and soloist. I highly recommend this series of concerts.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
36 events
16 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 07 2011

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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
View All 13 Reviews
More Information

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.

Description

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.