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The Masonic
Between Taylor and Jones 1111 California Street San Francisco, CA 94108
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12 reviews
8 stars
Don't drive. Take a cable car or cab.
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You have a choice of a few spots to have a drink before or after a show. We like the Huntington Hotel bar and the Fairmont is right there also. Check out the Tonga Room for a tropical experience.
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"The King Cyrus Symphonic Suite"
9 ratings
4.6 average rating
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73 events
30 reviews
16 stars
attended Aug 10 2013

Performance was very unique and enjoyable. Our seats were good and the hall was very impressive with good acoustics and comfortable seats. Very difficult to park in this neighborhood. Recommend public transportation.

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16 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 10 2013

I was very pleased to attend the King Cyrus Symphonic Suite. The venue was good and the performers were excellent. The audience was the only problem. People were very late getting to their seats, applauded at inappropriate times, and took...continued

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9 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 10 2013

The Masonic Center is a great venue & this event took full advantage of it. Great acoustics, performance was terrific. First act was all symphony. Second act featured an enjoyable pianist backed up by the symphony. Last act was an actor...continued

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 _The King Cyrus Symphonic Suite _provides the listener with a musical portrait of King Cyrus (576-530 BC), the first Achaemenid Emperor of Persia. Often referred to as Cyrus the Great for his political and diplomatic achievements, he is best known as a leader who had the vision and the strength of character to implement reforms that brought peace to his subjects and respected the principles of human rights and religious tolerance. Cyrus is also remembered for his masterful diplomacy and his magnanimous treatment of defeated rivals. He is attributed with authoring the first proclamation of human rights, written in cuneiform and preserved on the legendary Cyrus Cylinder. The symphonic suite celebrates the life of Cyrus from childhood, through the early years of his reign, culminating with his declaration of human rights. The composition is a masterful work by renowned composer, Loris Tjeknovarian, who brings to life the ancient and rich culture of Persia and the human challenges faced by a benevolent and visionary leader.  Maestro Tjeknavorian composed the first version of the King Cyrus Symphonic suite in 1972 for the 2,500 anniversary celebration of the Iranian empire. It was performed in the presence of kings, queens and heads of state from across the world at the ancient Persian city of Persepolis. A few years ago, he revised and expanded the composition into a symphonic suite in three movements portraying important episodes in the life of Cyrus the Great based on the writings of Greek historians Herodotus and Xenophon. 

About the Ticket Supplier: Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans

The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans, PAAIA, Inc., is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonreligious 501(c)(4) membership organization that serves the domestic interests of Iranian Americans and represents the community before U.S. policymakers and the American public at large. PAAIA works to foster greater understanding of our community and its cultural heritage and to expand opportunities for the active participation of Iranian Americans in the democratic process at all levels of government.