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San Francisco Symphony

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Stunning Stravinsky

Beautiful building and a stunning performance of Stravinsky complemented by a brilliant solo... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Steve R
Bolton, United Kingdom
We love every time we go

It starts with the impressive building with large glass walls in several floors; you can also get... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
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Presents and performs over 220 concerts annually, from September through July. In 2011-12 celebrates its 100th centennial season- learn more at our website.
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201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4585
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 September 2013

I've been going to the Symphony for 40 years and it's only gotten better under Michael Tilson-Thomas. The programs are interesting and the playing is world-class.

3  Thank SanFranDan99
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 June 2014

I specifically attended the concert to see Yuja Wang perform with this symphony. She was to perform Prokofiev, Piano Concerto 1 and Litolff, Concerto Symphonique No 4 Opus 102. Her playing of the Prokofiev piece was stunningly beautiful. She is a talented pianist. She also...More

3  Thank Gretchen D
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Beautiful building and a stunning performance of Stravinsky complemented by a brilliant solo performance by Leonidas Kavakos.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

It starts with the impressive building with large glass walls in several floors; you can also get seats behind the orchestra so that you see the conductor. It continues with an extremely varied program of music and other events. Some in the “other” category are...More

Thank EA S
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

What a treat to see Michael Tilson Thomas conduct all 3 parts this Sunday afternoon! The first piece, Inverno in-ver was forgettable. Yuja Wang playing, " Piano concerto in D minor for the left hand" was dazzling. Applachian Spring, a slightly different version I'd never...More

Thank Baywalk827
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I went to the Opening night Gala with Itzhak Perlman and it was a really amazing experience. The building itself is lovely and the music was amazing. The attendees were all in formal wear, so it was a pretty glitzy event. Also, the balconies of...More

Thank 3nvi
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We went to the Empire Strikes Back concert by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and it was one of the most amazing nights ever for us. It's a beautiful building and the sound was perfect which tied in perfectly with the film.

Thank JustDriving71
Reviewed 27 August 2018

When you attend a concert where one of the world’s best Orchestras conducted by one of the world’s best Maestros performing a masterpiece of classical music, ninth symphony of Dvorák, you can imagine how wonderful was that night.

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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Full house of people routing for the food guys through the movie and boos for Darth Vader and the Evil Empire to the most gorgeous music in an awesome venue!!! I would do this again with my family!!

Thank PattyV111
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I've been going to the symphony in San Francisco for years and it has never failed to impress. I've caught other major symphonies over the years as well, and San Francisco really has a world class symphony orchestra. The latest visit was for one of...More

Thank Mister C
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We have attended several performances at the San Francisco Symphony, but our favorite to date is the symphonic performance of the score to the first Star Wars movie. Though the actors and the special effects have aged, the music has not. It is just as...More

Thank JillClardy
Reviewed 26 June 2018

For the first time I went to hear SFS life, a concert/stage production of " Boris Godunov "Amazing hall, incredible production !! Unbelivable accoustics, fantasic orchestra/musisians !!! Absolutely GO !!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank serafima79
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Civic Center
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things
government and performance-related in the city.
Although its streets are best walked during daytime,
numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to
one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz
center offer year round entertainment within the
shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold
tipped dome of City Hall.
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Response from Cameron0128 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. I'm from Australia & booked with the box office in advance so as not to miss out. However I did notice a few vacant seats the night I attended so probably no problem for a last minute ticket.