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Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall

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Address: 201 Van Ness Avenue at Grove Street, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415 864 6000
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Description: Home to the San Francisco Symphony, this modern structure created quite an...
Home to the San Francisco Symphony, this modern structure created quite an architectural controversy when first built.
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This concert hall is near the Civic Centre and is a brilliant venue with superb acoustics. The programme/playbill is free and the quality of the music was outstanding. We had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This concert hall is near the Civic Centre and is a brilliant venue with superb acoustics. The programme/playbill is free and the quality of the music was outstanding. We had the great privilege of listening to Carmina Burana plus Stravinsky and Poulenc for only $20 per ticket. Concert hall facilities were excellent.

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Oroville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We recently went to a concert at the Davies Symphony Hall. I had not been there before and was impressed with the acoustics as well as the beauty of the hall. It seemed that there were no bad seats in the hall. The highlight of the evening was the Rachmoninoff 2nd Piano Concerto. It was beautifully performed by the Sa... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A world class hall which has excellent acoustics from wherever you sit. Front of house facilities somewhat lacking. No china cups! It's a concert hall, not a stadium.!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Excellent concert hall with good viewing & acoustics. We sat in the premium stalls but, honestly, many of the cheaper seats were just as good for a concert. Easily reached by tram along Market St. Not many taxis around at the conclusion of the concert though. There's a shop well worth a visit. Some unusual souvenirs including miniature instruments. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We were in town for the weekend and were able to reserve two great seats. It was a Valentine's Day concert. The hall is easy to get to. The design is great with wide common areas. We had a pre concert adult beverage... It's IMO expensive.

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Chico, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

2nd tier seats make our 6 symphony package affordable. We love this section off to the side but a cat birds view of all below! We love the whole experience of the symphony MTT always a treat!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Davies Hall is a lovely venue, and a wonderful place to get a little culture at low stress and cost. Have a martini before the performance and stand out on the balconies on the upper level. The SF Symphony is good, too!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Davies Symphony Hall is an excellent venue for music and live productions that require crisp, unadulterated sound. Over the years, I have come here to experience multiple performances from classical (Isaac Stern) to modern (Melissa Etheridge); sure never to disappoint regardless where you are seated! A multi-level parking structure (with elevators) is located down the street since street parking can... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to both see and hear music being performed, the acoustics are ravishing and sumptuous, and one of these days I'll get to hear the Ruffatti Brothers organ live, until then I'll have to settle for my recording of the Jongen Symphonie Concertante for organ and orchestra with Michael Murray as organist with the San Francisco... More 

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Roseville, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We Bill Burr on October 4, 2014 at the Davies Symphony Hall, which would be considered a strange place to see a stand up comic. It was a beautiful classy venue with not a bad seat in the house. We were in the 2nd tier and the acoustics were perfect. We could hear every word he spoke, even over the... More 

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Address: Address: 201 Van Ness Avenue at Grove Street, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415 864 6000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Civic Center

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