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San Francisco Symphony

201 Van Ness Avenues, San Francisco, CA (Civic Center)
415-864-6000
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Ranked #17 of 374 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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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Makati, Philippines
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295 reviews 295 reviews
101 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A cultural haven in the city, expect amazing performances by some of the world's best performers especially during the season.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Wow, what a performance Cheyenne Jackson put on and the SF Symphony is beyond beautiful. We had a perfect side seat for two and was so comfortable. Cheyenne not only performed but told his personal story and was thrilled we decided to take the time to hear him.

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Florianopolis, SC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We saw" Abba Revival". Beautiful place, nice staff, worth visiting. Visit their page on the internet, buy your tickets in advance and print them at home.

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Kerrville, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We had an amazing time. When in San Francisco, you must stop in. Top rate performers in amazing surroundings, make for a spectacular evening.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The symphony is every bit as good as anything you will find in Europe or New York. They have an excellent catalog of material.

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Sydney
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I went twice and bought best seats at $65 each time. Tremendous value, great acoustic and wonderful orchestra honed to MTT style. Go and sit orchestra stalls ....superb and sadly outclasses my local orchestra in acoustics if venue and shear élan MTT has achieved. His signature brass flourishes are perhaps OTT but thrilling!

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Fishers, Indiana
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97 reviews 97 reviews
34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Was so fortunate to attend a holiday concert outdoors at Stern Grove. The conductor and emcee were engaging, friendly and fun. The music was beyond terrific! enjoyable--the right mix of fun while showcasing the musician's talent. A+

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