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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 18 members
Review from suzanne and theater
Red Velvet 51 events 28 reviews

A varied program with the full S.F. Symphony conducted by Osmo Vanska, conductor of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. The first piece, Slonimsky's Earbox, by John Adams, was truly a thrill for the ears and mind. Wonderfully energetic and...continued

reviewed Oct 22 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Robert C. Lang
23 events 11 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 22 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from James Warren
64 events 43 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 23 2009 report as inappropriate
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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.

<em>Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin</em> Yoshi's Oakland <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> Steve Martin and Martin Short Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants: Preseason Baseball <em>Grease</em>