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“Great music, unreliable musicians and administration.”

San Francisco Symphony
Ranked #20 of 576 things to do in San Francisco
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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.
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Such a disappointment to find out that the administration and the musicians could not negotiate in good faith, with respect for each other and their public. As of now, the strike is over. The Dymphony cancelled its East Coast tour, and some local concerts. Great way to increase revenue! The orchestra members, unhappy with their $165 thousands a year, got an increase. They are back on stage, at least until this contract ends.

Thank Josephine M
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

The SF Symphony hall is beautiful and the Christmas concerts are always fun. A must 'to-do' item if you're in SF for Christmas.

Thank J H
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

On concert nights, the glass-walled Symphony Hall looks lit up and magical as you drive by, just like the music being performed inside. Michael Tilson Thomas is a national treasure and has really made a name for the orchestra, with many award-winning recordings. Worth a stop for music lovers.

Thank Ann M
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

I have been going to the SF Symphony on and off for 30 years. I am not a fan of everything, but when they do something right, it is amazing. Everyone has different musical tastes and I think the symphony offers a wide range of musical styles. I would like more new commissions of new work, but I pick and choose what I like to see.

Thank LaReinaOfTravel
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Great performances all the time. You can spend a wonderful evening at a somewhat elevated state of appreciation to all the giants of the greatest form of eternal human self expression. Enjoy

Thank Alan E
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