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San Francisco Symphony

201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4585
+1 415-864-6000
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NEVER DISAPPOINTING!

Michael Tilson Thomas is retiring in 2019. He is my all-time favorite conductor. I have been to... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
Pamwiltravel
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Arcata, California
So not what I expected

Not one Christmas song! Very disappointing! No diversity to the musical offering! Do not waste... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
SusanRNacogdoches
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Nacogdoches
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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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  • Average2%
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201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4585
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Michael Tilson Thomas is retiring in 2019. He is my all-time favorite conductor. I have been to many concerts at the SF Symphony. The most recent, January, was Bernstein's Candide which was positively transporting. We had back of the orchestra seats which were great. Tip:...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Not one Christmas song! Very disappointing! No diversity to the musical offering! Do not waste your money!

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a performance of Mozart and Mahler. We are both musicians and music teachers, and are hard to impress. We were enthralled with the delicacy, power, and nuance of the playing by this ensemble, especially on such a wide-ranging program. MTT...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing acoustics and a world class symphony orchestra. But people do dress up in San Francisco so jeans and t-shirts will look out of place.

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

My husband and I flew from Jacksonville FL most of the day and I wanted an event for the evening that would be soothing and entertaining. We entered the building and I was blown away by its beauty. Staff members were easily found for questions...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2017

If you see a program that interests you, go. The orchestra is world-class. Unfortunately audiophiles find problems with the acoustics in Davies Hall, but it's OK to my uneducated ear. Hayes Street nearby is a great place for a meal or a drink.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

On a whim, I decided to see what was playing on a Saturday night and ended up getting $20 front row rush tickets. The hall is beautiful and the quality of the symphony is great. I did feel a bit uncomfortable in jeans, though, when...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Visited SF for the weekend and wanted to experience some culture. Got tickets for only $25 for second tier section. Good view of symphony. Davies Symphony Hall is massive and beautiful.

Thank Elle R
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

An amazing place to visit... i went there to enjoy Scheherazade 2 by John Adams with the soloist Leila Josefowicz... it was great!

Thank Odair M
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Davies Symphony Hall is a *lot* more intimate than I would have imagined. We had seats in the "rear box" section-- which is at the back of the auditorium, but amazingly close to the stage. "Box seats" (chairs) are more comfortable than the fixed seats...More

Thank Robert H
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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.
...More
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cosmotron
25 May 2015|
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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.
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