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San Francisco Symphony

201 Van Ness Avenues, San Francisco, CA (Civic Center)
415-864-6000
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Ranked #19 of 362 attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Granite Bay, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We are concluding another season with this wonderful orchestra. The concerts have been sublime and on certain occasions absolutely breathtaking. Rarely do we hear a misplaced note, even though the brass entrances can sometimes be a bit ragged. For something different, we have enjoyed the movies with the orchestra. What an overwhelming way to see old favorites. We do not... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Performances were compelling, excellent concert hall. Look forward to my next visit. Even the coffee during intermission was noteworthy

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Pleasanton, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I had been to many of Symphony and San Francisco Symphony is one of my favorite. They were performed on the water fountain in the city the day I was there so it is awesome view to enjoy as well as the beautiful music in your ears.

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Southern California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I am not a musician, but I'm used to good orchestras, and this one certainly is. Thank all the creative people who want to be in San Francisco, despite its high prices! And the willingness to take chances: to play new works, new composers, on the same bill with the tried-and-true classics - the pairings of symphony and popular (or... More

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Bahamas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Its centrally located to some fine restaurants. Ideal attraction for an early pre show dinner and early night or not. The venue is very nice and performance was excellent. This Symphony orchestra is truly worth seeing.

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San Clemente, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Planned a quick getaway to San Francisco the week before Christmas so was looking for 'Christmassy' things to do. Got tickets online to the show 'Twas the Night'. We got the last 2 seats together as this was last minute but was literally the last row at the top. Could not find tickets on Stub Hub, Ebay, Craigslist, etc so... More

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Novato, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

You can't go wrong attending any performance the SF Symphony offers. Their work is world-class and the hall is fantastic. Don't miss it the next time you are in SF!

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Napa, California
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The SF Symphony provides an outstanding community treasure for music. One of the leading Symphonies in the world and what a privilege to be able to attend and hear music at its best. We just attended the outstanding concert on Jan 11, 2014 which is part of the Project San Francisco to showcase creative composers from their eras. This concert... More

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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Attended Gordon Getty's birthday salute evening. A joy to see Placido Domingo conduct the symphony for one number and then to experience his spectacular voice. The Chorale was in full force and absolutely beautiful. The acoustics here are fantastic. Just a wonderful place to enjoy beautiful music.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The 'Twas the Night" Holiday Concert with Lisa Vroman was very good. It definitely added to my Holiday experience. It included the Brass section of the SF Symphony. I am only giving it a 4 star rating instead of a 5 star because it did not include the entire symphony. Also, I thought toward the end, when they played "Here... More

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