Saturday July 20, 2013 / 7:00pmBest of Tchaikovsky
Assigned Seating in Bleacher Sections 202-211
How was your experience?
Had the advertisement indicated the "Pavilion" was really an outdoor amphitheatre, I would have dressed appropriately for winter....We shivered looking at the soloist, Nicloa Benedetti who was dressed elegantly for a concert hall, but not outdoors for summer in SF. If you were in the bleachers, there was the constant noise of people walking up and down the metal stairs...In a rock concert, no one would be bothered, but classical music doesn't improve with the competition which we dubbed the 2nd symphony. Finally, altho it would have been great to have a hot choocolate during intermission, 2 lines serving the entire audience was inadequate....Did I mention the orchestra...they were superb and the conductor very entertaining to watch....altho it seemed the musicians weren't really paying much attention to him!