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San Francisco Symphony

Address: 201 Van Ness Avenues, San Francisco, CA (Civic Center)
Phone Number: 415-864-6000
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Ranked #24 of 716 things to do in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Symphonies, Theater & Concerts
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: Presents and performs over 220 concerts annually, from September through July. In 2011-12...
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Type: Symphonies, Theater & Concerts
Activities: Arts and crafts
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Palmer
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111 reviews 111 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

What a deal, $40 a piece for the best seats....informal, great music, and watching he creative process unfold i magic. Herbert Blomstedt conducted Sibelius that brought joy to our hearts and tears to our eyes,and that was topped off with Mozart, Peter Serkin on the piano.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

One of the best symphony's in America, if not the world. We are so fortunate here in San Francisco, to have such a world class symphony at our feet. Michael Tiltin Thomas, our conductor is a fabulous director and conductor. DO NOT miss an opportunity to hear them.

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Santa Cruz, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Visiting the symphony and seeing a play in SF should be on everyone's list. The venues are fantastic and the experience is memorable.

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E.Bay - Alameda
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

What a disappointment... For years they have entertained a party concept. With great music, party decorations, and free flowing champagne at the intermission. At the end there was always again, champagne,snacks for an hour, and balloons. Not so this year. The program started at 8:00 instead of 9:00PM and we were out of there by 10:00PM, with no other place... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

a beautiful experience. The acoustics are very good, not the best in the world, but very good. I prefer the seats where you can see more of the orchestra. If you sit to close to the stage, the sound feels a bit distorted. The venue is lovely. If you can, go early and get a drink in the grand foyer... More 

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San Jose, California
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The room is fantastic. The symphony is spectacular. They always pick great selections and guest. I love this place.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

but i DID see a rickie lee jones concert here...great experience, talking about the venue, itself...not a bad seat in the house... great acoustics. clean bathrooms. just not enough graffiti... ; - )

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Alhama de Almeria, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Lucky enough to catch Jayne Glover conducting Messiah. Orchetre really top notch as was the SFS Chorous. Soloists so so - wonderful Davies Hall really great auditorium.

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Red Bluff, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

While recently in San Francisco for Christmas we were lucky to see a Charlie Brown Christmas ~ the building is beautiful beyond description. A most beautiful and very affordable experience. This will be something I do again ~ a memory that will last a lifetime.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I'm a subscriber so attend regularly. Programs are wonderful especially the SF chorus. All soloists are great to hear. One can sit in variety of locations at different prices and enjoy it. The Davies Symphony Hall must be seen.

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