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San Francisco Symphony

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SF Symphony Performs the Score to the original Star Wars

We have attended several performances at the San Francisco Symphony, but our favorite to date is... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2018
Redwood City, California
Amazing !

For the first time I went to hear SFS life, a concert/stage production of " Boris Godunov "Amazing... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2018
Worcester, Massachusetts
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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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Reviewed July 21, 2018

We have attended several performances at the San Francisco Symphony, but our favorite to date is the symphonic performance of the score to the first Star Wars movie. Though the actors and the special effects have aged, the music has not. It is just as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

For the first time I went to hear SFS life, a concert/stage production of " Boris Godunov "Amazing hall, incredible production !! Unbelivable accoustics, fantasic orchestra/musisians !!! Absolutely GO !!!!!!!!!!!!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

The reign of MTT is coming to a close... Don't miss seeing him on the podium... He does what you hope from any great conductor; he brings the music sound new and urgent.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

Michael Tilson Thomas is retiring in 2019. He is my all-time favorite conductor. I have been to many concerts at the SF Symphony. The most recent, January, was Bernstein's Candide which was positively transporting. We had back of the orchestra seats which were great. Tip:...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

Not one Christmas song! Very disappointing! No diversity to the musical offering! Do not waste your money!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a performance of Mozart and Mahler. We are both musicians and music teachers, and are hard to impress. We were enthralled with the delicacy, power, and nuance of the playing by this ensemble, especially on such a wide-ranging program. MTT...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

Amazing acoustics and a world class symphony orchestra. But people do dress up in San Francisco so jeans and t-shirts will look out of place.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank JeremyS588
Reviewed July 31, 2017

My husband and I flew from Jacksonville FL most of the day and I wanted an event for the evening that would be soothing and entertaining. We entered the building and I was blown away by its beauty. Staff members were easily found for questions...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Beth D
Reviewed April 25, 2017

If you see a program that interests you, go. The orchestra is world-class. Unfortunately audiophiles find problems with the acoustics in Davies Hall, but it's OK to my uneducated ear. Hayes Street nearby is a great place for a meal or a drink.

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed March 16, 2017

On a whim, I decided to see what was playing on a Saturday night and ended up getting $20 front row rush tickets. The hall is beautiful and the quality of the symphony is great. I did feel a bit uncomfortable in jeans, though, when...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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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.