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San Francisco Symphony

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Wow! Gotta do this more often!

With only one night in San Francisco, I wanted a world class urban cultural experience and oh, boy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
North Conway, New Hampshire
Wonderful performance by Jennifer Mitchell Opera Singer

We saw Jennifer Mitchell sing in February 2019 at the SF Symphony. It was marvelous and her voice... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Woodside, California
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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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201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4585
+1 415-864-6000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With only one night in San Francisco, I wanted a world class urban cultural experience and oh, boy, did I find a great one! Michael Tilson Thomas was conducting Stravinsky’s Petrushka, The Rite of Spring and the Violin Concerto with soloist Leonidas Kavakos. It was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw Jennifer Mitchell sing in February 2019 at the SF Symphony. It was marvelous and her voice was magnificent. I would seek her performances out anywhere!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

Beautiful building and a stunning performance of Stravinsky complemented by a brilliant solo performance by Leonidas Kavakos.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve R
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

It starts with the impressive building with large glass walls in several floors; you can also get seats behind the orchestra so that you see the conductor. It continues with an extremely varied program of music and other events. Some in the “other” category are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

What a treat to see Michael Tilson Thomas conduct all 3 parts this Sunday afternoon! The first piece, Inverno in-ver was forgettable. Yuja Wang playing, " Piano concerto in D minor for the left hand" was dazzling. Applachian Spring, a slightly different version I'd never...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

I went to the Opening night Gala with Itzhak Perlman and it was a really amazing experience. The building itself is lovely and the music was amazing. The attendees were all in formal wear, so it was a pretty glitzy event. Also, the balconies of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

We went to the Empire Strikes Back concert by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and it was one of the most amazing nights ever for us. It's a beautiful building and the sound was perfect which tied in perfectly with the film.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

When you attend a concert where one of the world’s best Orchestras conducted by one of the world’s best Maestros performing a masterpiece of classical music, ninth symphony of Dvorák, you can imagine how wonderful was that night.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Full house of people routing for the food guys through the movie and boos for Darth Vader and the Evil Empire to the most gorgeous music in an awesome venue!!! I would do this again with my family!!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

I've been going to the symphony in San Francisco for years and it has never failed to impress. I've caught other major symphonies over the years as well, and San Francisco really has a world class symphony orchestra. The latest visit was for one of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Civic Center
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things
government and performance-related in the city.
Although its streets are best walked during daytime,
numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to
one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz
center offer year round entertainment within the
shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold
tipped dome of City Hall.
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April 13, 2019|
Response from LinnieSP | Reviewed this property |
Dress can be casual. People wear everything from neat jeans to fancy clothes. The building, the experience and the music are so much fun, it's fine to sit anywhere. Just enjoy!
May 25, 2015|
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Response from Cameron0128 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. I'm from Australia & booked with the box office in advance so as not to miss out. However I did notice a few vacant seats the night I attended so probably no problem for a last minute ticket.