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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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40 reviews
10 stars
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10 reviews
9 stars
BART is great but walking past the homeless was not.
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Tortelier conducts Prokofiev
12 ratings
4.7 average rating
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64 events
37 reviews
41 stars
attended Jan 14 2011

The concert was great, but I didn't like the seats we were assigned.

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25 reviews
6 stars
attended Jan 15 2011

Much better than reviews in the paper. The first pieces were relatively unknown. The fiery piece was composed by a Soviet composer and reflects his environment and requirements. The Romeo and Juliet pieces did not disappoint.

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8 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 15 2011

Third row seats are very cool when there is a soloist.

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Read "more ": conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier.


“Dawn over the River Moscow,” the bright-eyed Prelude to Modest Mussorgsky’s unfinished final opera Khovanshchina, lifts the curtain on a mesmerizing musical journey. Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto follows: an impassioned work whose Armenian folk-influenced melodies belie the daunting technical virtuosity demanded of the soloist. The program concludes with scenes from Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet, perhaps the composer’s most deeply felt creation, and music worthy of Shakespeare’s timeless romance.

Inside Music, an informative talk with James Keller, begins one hour prior to concerts and is free to ticketholders.

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.