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San Francisco Symphony

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Charlie Brown Christmas was really enjoyable

We saw the Charlie Brown Christmas which has a few different parts: first part includes Christmas... read more

Reviewed December 19, 2015
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Perspective is Everything

On my wedding night, instead of running off to our honeymoon, we chose something different - we... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2015
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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
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Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We saw the Charlie Brown Christmas which has a few different parts: first part includes Christmas carols played by the symphony, sung Christmas Carols sung by the San Francisco Chorus and guest artist Jodi Benson. The second half is the recreation of the Charlie Brown...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed December 13, 2015

On my wedding night, instead of running off to our honeymoon, we chose something different - we went to the Symphony. The San Francisco Symphony was absolutely incredible! We chose seats that are usually occupied by a choir, which are behind the orchestra if the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed August 17, 2015

MTT and the San Francisco Symphony are terrific! We were lucky enough that our trip to San Francisco coincided with the SFS performance of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony!

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed July 8, 2015

Just a great experience even if you're like me and don't have much knowledge of classical music. The audience really gets into it.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Steven C
Reviewed July 7, 2015

What an amazing and unforgettable performance. So powerful. This was my first time at the symphony, I will definitely be going back.

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank Kathy R
Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great performance of Fidelio. Michael Tilson Thomas was an awesome conductor and Nina Stemme and Brandon Jovanovich were outstanding. There were lots of chances to get really cheap tickets close to the actual event. Music - fantastic!

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed June 30, 2015

Beautiful building, wonderful acoustics, exciting programs. MTT is a City (if not a national) Treasure. If you are visiting, it's worth a ticket. If you live here, shame on you for not going as often as you can. SUPPORT THE ARTS!

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Mosinay
Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Symphony at it's best. I would recommend the San Francisco Symphony to any serious classical music fan.

Date of experience: July 2014
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Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I'm not a big symphony can but have been here a few times. Always a pleasant experience and plenty of ushers to show you around.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank tiffine
Reviewed June 24, 2015

What more do you need to say? Its the San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas. We were in SF for just a few days and we weren't able to see an evening concert, but we got tickets online before we came for a morning...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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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.