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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: Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1
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3 stars
attended Oct 22 2009

First of all Vänskä, the conductor, was worth the price of admission.

Due to where I was seated (second row, front orchestra) there was surely some penalty with respect to total sound quality. But my view and connection Vänskä was up close and...continued

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10 stars
attended Oct 23 2009

Excellent -- and creative -- interpretation of the Tchaikovsky 1st, which often sinks into bombast. I wasn't very familiar with the Dvorak, so can't compare this performance with others, but it was a compelling rendition. Too bad it's over; if...continued

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Osmo Vänskä, conductor

Antti Siirala, piano

John Adams: _Slonimsky’s Earbox _

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1

Dvorak: Symphony No. 7

The music of living legend John Adams begins an evening of affecting and thrilling masterpieces. Antti Siirala plays Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto, one of the most famous concertos in all of music. Dvoøák’s breathtaking Seventh Symphony rounds out a program that is sure to move you.

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.