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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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depending on events around civic center, traffic and parking can be really difficult, so give yourself plenty of time to find parking and bring some cash, because if there is only limited parking all garages will accept cash only!
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Corridor at 100 Van Ness, casual and fast with great food and service
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San Francisco Symphony: "Summer & the Symphony" Grand Finale
18 ratings
4.7 average rating
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27 events
20 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 24 2010

Spectacular! Gershwin and Copeland and the S.F. Symphony - what a combination. The show was enthralling, spirited, outstanding.....and....we had wonderful seats, courtesy of Gold Star Events. Thank you. It was a most memorable evening.

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17 stars
attended Jul 24 2010

Sf symphony was great....great seats!

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 24 2010

The selections were excellent and the entire program was fun. The pianist who did "Rhapsody in Blue" was especially good. The conductor was outstanding--full of spirit!

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Alondra de la Parra  conductor Chris Noth  narrator Sara Davis Buechner  piano Members of the UC Berkeley Marching Band


John Adams  Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Copland  Three Latin-American Sketches

Ives  The Unanswered Question

Copland  Lincoln Portrait

Ives  Variations on “America”

Gershwin  _Rhapsody in Blue _(original jazz band version)

Gershwin  Strike Up the Band

Willson _ Seventy-Six Trombones _

Summer & the Symphony’s Grand Finale promises to be the summer’s can’t-miss musical event! Chris Noth—known for his role on HBO’s Sex and the City as Mr. Big and currently appearing on CBS’s The Good Wife—will narrate Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, an undisputed American masterpiece. The spectacular finale also includes the UC Berkeley Marching Band in a performance of the hit Broadway tune “Seventy-Six Trombones.”

Arrive one hour prior to the concert for music and dancing with the Martini Brothers, plus desserts and specialty drinks.