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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: Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1
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4.6 average rating
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11 reviews
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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43 reviews
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.