Wednesday December 11, 2013 / 7:30pmDianne Reeves with the San Francisco Symphony
How was your experience?
I should have known. I've attended solo vocal concerts at Davies before and each time I was disappointed. While Ms. Reeves seemed to be in fine form (from what I could tell), the acoustics are so terrible for vocals, that I left at the intermission. As in past concerts, the musicians could be heard quite well, but the singer sounded like she was under water in the Bay somewhere far off. Like Vallejo. I felt like I was listening to the concert from the street outside, not inside the concert hall itself. I'm making a pledge to see only symphonic works at Davies, and passing on vocalists - it's just not worth the heartbreak to SEE my favorite musicians live before me, but not be able to comfortably HEAR them.