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San Francisco Symphony

201 Van Ness Avenues, San Francisco, CA (Civic Center)
415-864-6000
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Ranked #18 of 376 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Symphonies
Activities: Arts and crafts
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... more » 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. « less
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Bellevue
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The symphony hall acoustic was the best, the concert hall is beautiful. The stage is in a round where you can observe the director and all the musicians it was great to watch the individuals without they cramped next to each other. The conductor know how to get the total sound for enjoy

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Mill Valley, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The SF Symphony is one of America's great orchestras. Led by Michael Tilson Thomas, it consistently offers a wide range of first rate classical music. While each week's program is different, you can expect terrific soloists performing with a high skilled, talented orchestra. The SF Symphony Chorus is also excellent. Davies Hall is comfortable with good acoustics. Try to get... More

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Oceanside, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Every time I come to San Francisco, I like to explore something new. I had the opportunity to attend the Symphony and enjoy the sounds of Bach. Located in the heart of downtown, it was a very enjoyable evening with a beautiful modern music hall.

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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145 attraction reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We went to the Wizard of Oz event, where the SFS played along with the soundtrack. Once they got the sound levels right, it was a really wonderful experience. It made me rediscover the movie in a really new way, enjoying very different things than I did the last time I saw the movie. I would really love to attend... More

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Laurel, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The Japanese Garden was oh so peaceful. Don't miss the little gift shop either. The whole park was quiet and pleasant when we visited. Very nice to explore. Easy to get to using public transportation.

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San Jose, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I love classical music. After walking all day or just going out for an evening it is wonderful to relax and listen and watch musicians play wonderful tunes one can just close their eyes and listen to.

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Riverside, California
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

it was truly an amazing experience, a few friends and I decided to do a road trip from Los Angeles to Napa and san Francisco, we were able to get seats for the symphony, and it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip, I have been able to visit the walt Disney concert hall in Los Angeles and... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We love Michael Tilson Thomas's programming, and the orchestra is tremendous under his leadership. The season has programs for all tastes, and you don't have to know anything about classical music to enjoy.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Contemporary and classical describe both the wonderful structure of the symphony hall and the music rendered there. Liveliness of Rossini opened the performance and an unfamiliar but grand piano concerto of Beethoven closed it. Between the two but before the intermission we were treated to Mason Bates composition of Perspectives in four movements with an accent on future and panAsian... More

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Alameda, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We took advantage of a "$15/ any seat" special! We got seats in the 20th row - dead center. Okay, the promo worked - we are hooked. We had no idea we would enjoy it so much. The hall is gorgeous and the parking was easy... We will be back - thanks for the deal.

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