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5564 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 31 members
Review from suzanne and theater
Red Velvet 51 events 28 reviews

Outstanding in every aspect! From the S.F Chorus to the musicians, soloists, conductor and choice of music played.

reviewed Nov 06 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from JackieDavisMartin
85 events 40 reviews

Just beautiful!

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Review from Robert C. Lang
23 events 11 reviews

For sure I enjoyed the concert. I am glad like heck that I attended the pre concert lecture, especially for the listening tips on “The Bells”. I had never heard it before and it was sung with the Russian text to boot. I would have enjoyed it just...continued

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Rachmaninoff: The Bells

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No 2

A Russian translation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Bells was the inspiration for Sergei Rachmaninoff’s choral monument of the same name. This haunting work’s mystery lies in its use of an ancient chant sung at funerals. The Second Symphony is a multi-colored tapestry of melody.

Semyon Bychkov, conductor

Nuccia Focile, soprano

Frank Lopardo, tenor

Mikhail Petrenko, baritone

San Francisco Symphony Chorus 

<em>Eclipsed</em> <em>Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin</em> Yoshi's Oakland Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Betroffenheit</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em>